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Kota Ibushi

  • Born: 05/21/1982 in Aira, Kagoshima, Japan
  • Birthname: Kota Ibushi
  • Height & Weight: 5'11", 189 Ib
Titles Won:
  • IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship (3 times)
  • IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Kenny Omega

He started his career in Dramatic Dream Team (DDT) in 2004 and over the next eleven years became a three-time KO-D Openweight Champion, five-time KO-D Tag Team Champion and a two-time KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Champion. In 2009, Ibushi started working for New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) and eventually signed with the promotion in 2013.

In NJPW, he is a former three-time IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion and a one-time IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champion. He resigned from both DDT and NJPW in February 2016 and has since been performing in several different organisations including WWE as a freelancer.

Notable Matches

vs Shinsuke Nakamura at Wrestle Kingdom IX

Other Notable Achievements

Chikara Rey de Voladores (2009)

IMGP World Heavyweight Championship (1 time)

Independent World Junior Heavyweight Championship (1 time

Ironman Heavymetalweight Championship (3 times)

KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Championship (2 times) – with Gota Ihashi and Kenny Omega (1), and Daisuke Sasaki and Kenny Omega (1)

KO-D Openweight Championship (3 times)

KO-D Tag Team Championship (5 times) – with Daichi Kakimoto (1), Kenny Omega (2), Danshoku Dino (1) and Daisuke Sasaki (1)

Go-1 Climax (2014)

KO-D Openweight Championship Contendership Tournament (2008, 2009)

KO-D Tag League (2005) – with Daichi Kakimoto

DDT48/Dramatic Sousenkyo (2012, 2014)

Best Match Award (2012) vs. Kenny Omega on August 18

UWA World Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with KAGETORA

Japan Indie Awards: Best Bout Award (2012) vs. Kenny Omega on August 18

Best Bout Award (2014) with Kenny Omega vs. Konosuke Takeshita and Tetsuya Endo on October 28

Kaientai Dojo Tag Team Best Bout K-Award (2007) with Madoka vs. Dick Togo and Taka Michinoku on December 1

KBB Hashtag Championship (1 time)

Best of the Super Juniors (2011)

New Japan Cup (2015)

Tokyo Sports Best Bout Award (2010) with Kenny Omega vs. Prince Devitt and Ryusuke Taguchi (NJPW, October 11)

Best Bout Award (2013) vs. Shinsuke Nakamura (NJPW, August 4)

Technique Award (2009)

Toryumon Mexico Young Dragons Cup (2006)

Dragon Mixture Tournament (2006) – with Daichi Kakimoto, Fuka and Seiya Morohashi