Kobayashi in June 2011.
|Birth name||Yōsuke Kobayashi|
|Born||July 22, 1976|
|Professional wrestling career|
|Ring name(s)||Abdullah Kobayashi|
Abdullah Jr. Kobayashi
|Billed height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Billed weight||130 kg (287 lb)|
|Trained by||Abdullah the Butcher|
|Debut||May 29, 1995|
Yōsuke Kobayashi (小林 洋輔, Kobayashi Yōsuke) (born July 22, 1976), 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 in the Deathmatch division and has wrestled for Big Japan Pro Wrestling throughout most of his career. 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. He returned to the ring on August 10, 2014.
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.
Championships and accomplishments
- Big Japan Pro Wrestling
- BJW Deathmatch Heavyweight Championship (4 times)
- BJW Tag Team Championship (5 times, current) – with Kamikaze (1), Daikokubo Benkei (1), Jaki Numazawa (1), Daisuke Sekimoto (1) and Ryuji Ito (1, current)
- WEW Hardcore Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Daikokubo Benkei
- Yokohama Shopping Street 6-Man Tag Team Championship (8 times) – with Jaki Numazawa and Kazuki Hashimoto (1), with Masaya Takahashi and Takayuki Ueki (1), with Drew Parker and Yoshihisa Uto (2), with Hideki Suzuki and Yoshihisa Uto (2), woth Jaki Numazawa and Yuko Miyamoto (1) and with Jaki Numazawa and Ryuji Ito (1)
- Dainichi-X (2011) – with Yuji Okabayashi
- Ikkitousen Deathmatch Survivor (2015)
- Japan Indy Grand Prix
- MVP Award (2012)
- Tokyo Sports
- Combat Zone Wrestling
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Abdullah Kobayashi.|
- Interview by AOL (in Japanese)
- CAGEMATCH : Abdullah Kobayashi (in German)
- 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.
- 長野･佐久創造館大会. Big Japan Pro Wrestling (in Japanese). 2014-08-10. Retrieved 2014-08-10.
- "Dainichi-X 2011". Cagematch. Retrieved 2015-07-25.
- "【インディー大賞】���伏vsケニーがベストバウト受賞". Dramatic Dream Team (in Japanese). 2012-12-31. Archived from the original on 2013-02-15. Retrieved 2013-01-22.
- 「２０１２年度プロレス大賞」受賞者. Tokyo Sports (in Japanese). 2012-12-11. Retrieved 2012-12-10.