Although not related to Abdullah The Butcher in any way, Abdullah Kobayashi is quite possibly the modern Japanese equivalent of the original hardcore legend. The “Shinshu Shinano bloodbath machine”, Abdullah Kobayashi is a multifaceted wrestler capable of taking on any opponent, be it in a deathmatch, or any style match. And a pretty good one too as indicated by his 4 Big Japan Tag Team Championships, Death Match Heavyweight Championship and WEW Hardcore Tag Team Championships. And like his namesake The Butcher, his endeavors extend beyond wrestling-as exemplified by his founding a moving company manned by pro wrestlers. And supposedly he’s even got a successful Japanese-style Yakitori restaurant in the Shin Yokohama vicinity. And as it turns out, The Butcher trained him in wrestling. He was trained very well.
Kobayashi will make his first US appearance in June 2010 in the Combat Zone Wrestling promotion.
Stats & info:
Real name: Yosuke Kobayashi
Weight: 286 pounds/130 kg
Experience: 14 years
Finishing move: Diving Bakachinga Elbow
Current affiliation: Big Japan
1-time Big Japan Death Match Champion
4-time Big Japan Tag Team Champion
1-time WEW Hardcore Champion