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Rappler Talk Sports: Ex-WWE star Ho Ho Lun on wrestling in PH, SE Asia

Dec 06, 2017 - 7:05 PM

Ho Ho Lun will face the Philippines' own Robin Sane at Manila Wrestling Federation's next show, MWF Noche Buena, on Saturday, December 9

RAW Deal: TJ Perkins and company find a new home

Dec 04, 2016 - 4:23 AM

The new 205 Live gives the cruiserweights a show of their own which brings the division its own spotlight but some drawbacks as well

RING OF THEIR OWN. TJ Perkins, the Filipino-American former cruiserweight champ, was featured on 205 Live against Rich Swann and Noam Dar. Photo from

Fil-Am TJ Perkins wins WWE Cruiserweight Classic, becomes division’s new champ

Sep 15, 2016 - 12:34 PM

Fil Am wrestler TJ Perkins outlasted 31 other men and made history as the winner of the first ever WWE Cruiserweight Classic

Fil-Am wrestler TJ Perkins advances to Cruiserweight Classic semis

Sep 08, 2016 - 2:31 PM

TJ Perkins submits Rich Swann to advance to a showdown with Japanese star Kota Ibushi

DEVASTATE. TJ Perkins traps Rich Swann in a head scissors takedown during their quarterfinal match. Photo from

A Philippine flag flies over a WWE ring

Aug 18, 2016 - 8:43 AM

Filipino American wrestler TJ Perkins is representing the Philippines and a proud wrestling tradition in WWE s Cruiserweight Classic tournament

TJP. TJ Perkins, a Filipino-American raised in Los Angeles, is one of 8 quarterfinalists in the WWE Cruiserweight Classic. Photo from

RAW Deal: An instant classic

Jul 16, 2016 - 3:53 PM

If you re tired of the same old WWE product the Cruiserweight Classic may be just what you re looking for

Kota Ibushi (Japan) puts on a show to defeat Sean Maluta (Samoa). Photo from

Pinoy wrestler TJ Perkins qualifies for WWE Cruiserweight Classic

May 09, 2016 - 3:08 AM

Ring veteran TJ Perkins will take part in the 32 man WWE cruiserweight tournament which begins July 13

TJP IN WWE. TJ Perkins (L) and Drew Gulak (R) qualified for the WWE Cruiserweight Classic over the weekend. Photo from