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Kota Ibushi

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Also known as Hustle Kamen Orange, Sammy Lee Jr.

Current gimmick: Kota Ibushi
Promotion: Dramatic Dream Team
Age: 33 years
Birthplace: Kagoshima, Japan
Gender: male
Height: 5' 11" (181 cm)
Weight: 207 lbs (94 kg)
Background in sports: Kickboxen, Karate, Rugby, Schwimmen
WWW: https://twitter.com/#!/ibushi_kota
Alter egos: Hustle Kamen Orange
Kota Ibushi
Sammy Lee Jr.
Roles: Singles Wrestler
Tag Team Wrestler
Beginning of in-ring career: 01.07.2004
In-ring experience: 11 years
Wrestling style: Techniker, High Flyer, Spot-Wrestler
Trainer: MIKAMI & Shuji Kondo
Nickname(s): "Golden Star", " Independent Genius", "Hard Hit Prince"
Trademark holds: Phoenix Splash, Golden Star Press, Golden Star Press 2007, Moonsault Press, Golden Star Bomb
Kota Ibushi
Kota Ibushi (DDT, 2005) Kota Ibushi (Japan, 2006) Sammy Lee Jr. (RJPW, 2008) Kota Ibushi (CHIKARA, 2009) Kota Ibushi (Japan, 2010) Kota Ibushi (DDT, 2011) Kota Ibushi (DDT, 2012) Kota Ibushi (NJPW, 2013) Kota Ibushi (DDT, 2014)
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Latest comments of the CAGEMATCH inmates
Omegaman wrote on 17.07.2015:
[10.0] "i am giving this man a ten because he is the best pro wrestler in japan he is a master of alot he has truly reached GOAT status actually more than GOAT he is a great high flyer and has mastered puro and he is also a great technical wrestler and is a great seller best in japan also he can have a Five star match with a blow up doll he if you dont beleve me then look it up and watch for yourself and on top of all that his style of wrestling could be considered great everywhere he is simply a master at the pro wrestling"
Earlsweat wrote on 11.07.2015:
[10.0] "His matches are a joy to watch, and “The Golden Star” mixes a martial arts background into his game that would make the likes of Samoa Joe and CM Punk proud. He’s won the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship three times, took home top honors at Best of The Super Juniors 2011, and hoisted the IWGP Tag Team Championship with Omega in a tandem too advanced for its time."
NastyYaffa wrote on 20.04.2015:
[7.0] "Great wrestler, who has had one hell of a 2015 so far. Great matches vs. Shinsuke Nakamura, Tomoaki Honma, HARASHIMA, AJ Styles etc. Only thing that bothers me (at times) is his selling. Which can be very 50/50. Sometimes he sells really well, and sometimes he sells like crap."
kfordesque wrote on 09.04.2015:
[9.0] "Tremendously talented competitor, his match with Nakamura earlier this year is one of the best I've seen. Can he work that well with anyone? I'm not sure but he is entertaining every time I see him, a real treat."
Zero wrote on 06.04.2015:
[8.0] "I'm going against the grain here, and I really WANT to like Ibushi. But in the end this is a guy who just has to get all his stuff in, with little concern for any sort of psychology or taking into account the rest of the match. Also don't see him as a world class technical or mat-based wrestler at all. Decent strikes but not top tier in puroresu. I will say if you value spectacular moves Ibushi is your ticket because he's certainly an elite flyer with moves that can dazzle you, as well as a great wrestler to show non-wrestling fans and can win them over. Just not for a more jaded fan like me. EDITED: Improving at a rapid rate in terms of ring psychology and is currently having one of the top years in the wrestling world. It's time for a bump up, potentially even higher if he keeps it up for a longer period of time."
Izin wrote on 16.03.2015:
[10.0] "An incredible young, fresh, new talent. Has more than the ideal strength, agility, and speed for his size, and his moveset wows me again and again. Consistently delivers incredible matches and he's only on the way up from here."
Val Cdn wrote on 09.03.2015:
[10.0] "Definitely one of the best wrestler in the world (top 20 in my opinion). Kota ibushi is very agile (he is the best at doing the Phoenix Splash) and a good stricker too. This man is my pick to win the New Japan Cup 2015. I want to see a rematch of the last Wrestle Kingdom ! Shinsuke Nakamura (c) vs. Kota Ibushi was sooooo good !"
eldenaaaaa wrote on 28.02.2015:
[10.0] "Currently rising the ranks of New Japan, Ibushi is a stalwart for the DDT promotiom in Japan. A 3x IWGP Jr. Heavyweight champion and one of the most exciting wrestlers going today."
JMTheBadOne wrote on 15.02.2015:
[7.0] "Kota Ibushi is a standout from DDT who is now an integral part of New Japan Pro Wrestling's Jr. Heavyweight division. He had a pretty good feud with Prince Devitt which came to a solid finish at Wrestle Kingdom 8. He showed resilience after injury and is now competing in the heavyweight division for New Japan."
llboxing wrote on 28.01.2015:
[8.0] "Awesome high flyer. Provides thrilling highlight reel spots in every match. Good looking and good physique. Probably the best junior heavyweight in New Japan and trying his hand at the heavyweights now. With his matinee idol looks and chiseled physique, he certainly looks like a main eventer. Has shown wicked intensity in recent months. Refuses to be helped to the back after he loses. Also a great striker and even has good power moves for his size. The downside? He needs to improve his promos. Also at age 32, one has to wonder how much longer he can continue to rely on being a spot monkey. He needs to be more well rounded and develop his ring psychology. He's also a bit injury prone and should tone down his style. His relatively small size might keep him away from main event status but hopefully not. His high quality performances and great look might be enough to break the glass ceiling."

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Number of comments: 50
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Average Rating: 9.08
Average in 2015: 9.42
Average in 2014: 9.14
Average in 2013: 9.57
Average in 2012: 6.80
Average in 2011: 8.20
Average in 2010: 9.67
Average in 2009: 9.75
Average in 2008: 9.05
Average in 2007: 8.00

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