Abdullah Kobayashi

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Abdullah Kobayashi
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Kobayashi in June 2011.
Birth name Yōsuke Kobayashi
Born (1976-07-22) July 22, 1976 (age 40)
Koshoku, Nagano[1]
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) Abdullah Kobayashi
Abdullah Jr. Kobayashi
Abu Mokkori
Yōsuke Kobayashi
Billed height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Billed weight 130 kg (290 lb)
Trained by Abdullah the Butcher[2]
Kendo Nagasaki[2]
Mr. Pogo[2]
Debut May 29, 1995[2]

Yōsuke Kobayashi (小林 洋輔, Kobayashi Yōsuke) (born July 22, 1976),[2] is a Japanese professional wrestler best known by his stage name Abdullah Kobayashi (アブドーラ小林, Abudōra Kobayashi) after Abdullah the Butcher, who was his trainer. He began his career in 1995 as one of the main wrestlers in Big Japan Pro Wrestling and has wrestled for Big Japan Pro Wrestling throughout most of his career.[1] He is well known for his very brutal deathmatches with the likes of Ryuji Ito and several other BJPW wrestlers. On June 26, 2010, Kobayashi made his American debut in Combat Zone Wrestling's Tournament of Death IX defeating Nick Gage in the first round but lost in the second to JC Bailey. In mid-2013, Kobayashi was diagnosed with hepatitis C, forcing him to take a long-term break from in-ring action to undergo treatment.[3] He returned to the ring on August 10, 2014.[4]

Other media[edit]

Kobayashi appears as himself alongside Ryuji Ito, Daisuke Sekimoto, Takashi Sasaki and Jaki Numazawa in the 2006 movie Dirty Sanchez: The Movie. Kobayashi and the other wrestlers perform wrestling moves on the three main cast members, and also makes a cameo appearance in the 2004 movie Ôtosan No Backdrop.[5]

In wrestling[edit]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Interview by AOL (in Japanese)
  2. ^ a b c d e CAGEMATCH : Abdullah Kobayashi (in German)
  3. ^ アブドーラ小林 疑惑の真人間化. Tokyo Sports (in Japanese). 2013-09-16. Retrieved 2013-09-16. 
  4. ^ 長野・佐久創造館大会. Big Japan Pro Wrestling (in Japanese). 2014-08-10. Retrieved 2014-08-10. 
  5. ^ http://www.cagematch.net/?id=2&nr=4573&page=21
  6. ^ "Dainichi-X 2011". Cagematch. Retrieved 2015-07-25. 
  7. ^ "【インディー大賞】飯伏vsケニーがベストバウト受賞". Dramatic Dream Team (in Japanese). 2012-12-31. Retrieved 2013-01-22. [permanent dead link]
  8. ^ 「2012年度プロレス大賞」受賞者. Tokyo Sports (in Japanese). 2012-12-11. Retrieved 2012-12-10.