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Kota Ibushi

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Also known as Hustle Kamen Orange, Sammy Lee Jr.

Timeframe Title Duration Details
26.01.2014 - 28.09.2014 KO-D Tag Team Champion (4x) (with Kenny Omega as Golden Lovers) 245 days Matches
04.01.2014 - 04.07.2014 IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion (3x) 181 days Matches
12.04.2014 - 04.05.2014 KO-D Six Man Tag Team Champion (2x) (with Daisuke Sasaki and Kenny Omega) 22 days Matches
26.05.2013 - 23.06.2013 KO-D Six Man Tag Team Champion (with Gota Ihashi and Kenny Omega as Golden Rendezvous) 28 days Matches
29.07.2012 - 08.10.2012 IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion (2x) 71 days Matches
24.06.2012 - 30.09.2012 KO-D Openweight Champion (2x) 98 days Matches
18.06.2011 - 12.09.2011 IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion 86 days Matches
28.08.2011 - 12.09.2011 KO-D Tag Team Champion (3x) (with Danshoku Dino) 15 days Matches
11.10.2010 - 23.01.2011 IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champion (with Kenny Omega) 104 days Matches
23.08.2009 - 29.11.2009 KO-D Openweight Champion 98 days Matches
24.01.2009 - 10.05.2009 KO-D Tag Team Champion (2x) (with Kenny Omega) 106 days Matches
26.03.2008 - xx.xx.2008 UWA World Tag Team Champion (with Kagetora) ? Matches
26.08.2007 - 09.08.2008 Independent Junior Heavyweight Champion 349 days Matches
23.10.2005 - 05.03.2006 KO-D Tag Team Champion (with Daichi Kakimoto) 133 days Matches
Latest comments of the CAGEMATCH inmates
JMTheBadOne wrote on 15.12.2014:
[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 has a pretty good feud with Prince Devitt which came to a solid finish at Wrestle Kingdom 8. He shows resilience and should look to contend for the title once again before too long."
Zero wrote on 24.11.2014:
[6.0] "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."
dj22319 wrote on 02.06.2014:
[10.0] "Recently started watching puroresu... and man oh man, I have never been so impressed. Especially with this performer, Kota Ibushi, the "Golden Star". His match with Ishii at the Back to the Yokohama Arena event was astounding. Not only is he a fantastic aerialist, but he can dish out a lot of strength and toughness with heavyweights like Ishii."
JustinJDMarineau wrote on 18.03.2014:
[10.0] "I've started to get into watching New Japan Pro Wrestling for a month now and within that short span of time of watching their product, Kota Ibushi has really caught my attention in such an amazing way! I love his moniker being known as the Golden Star! That nickname fits him so well! After watching his incredible match he had with Okada earlier this month, that match confirmed to me that Ibushi is not only one of THE best talents New Japan has on their roster right now, but he's one of the best Japanese wrestlers I've ever seen period! From his Phoenix Splash to his great high flying abilities to his technical wrestling skills to his unbelievable innovative offense that leaves you marking out if you've never seen anything like what he can do before, everything this guy does in the ring is tremendous and looks perfect as hell!"
DeathPool wrote on 30.01.2014:
[10.0] "The hardest working man in wrestling today is also the greatest high flyer, Kota Ibushi! I don't like Prince Devitt but even he could have a great match with Ibushi, along with the five star match Ibushi had last year with the great Minoru Suzuki."
apc24 wrote on 17.12.2013:
[10.0] "Great all-around wrestler. He can fly, strike, he can be technical and even has a good arsenal of power moves. Very fun to watch and is one of the best Jr. Heavyweights in the world."
Leone wrote on 16.05.2013:
[10.0] "Unbelievable high flyer. Absolutely unbelievable. Kota Ibushi has some of the best reversals and sequences I have ever seen in professional wrestling. He is easily the best wrestler in DDT, and is in the history books as a holder of the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship. To go along with his high flying skill, he is also very strong for his size, is an excellent striker, has some very good technical wrestling skills, and as far as "the look" is concerned, he looks like a J-Rock star. This is 1 wrestler who should never go anywhere that waters down his high flying style. He is too fun to watch to be watered down."
OmegaIbushi wrote on 29.10.2012:
[10.0] "I think that Kota Ibushi is the best Junior wrestler all around the world. Fast, strong, athletics.. He is one of my favourite."

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Number of comments: 39
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Average Rating: 8.69
Average in 2014: 8.70
Average in 2013: 9.00
Average in 2012: 6.80
Average in 2011: 8.20
Average in 2010: 9.40
Average in 2009: 9.75
Average in 2008: 9.05
Average in 2007: 8.00

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