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TJP defeats Jake de Leon in 'homecoming' dream match

Oct 13, 2019 - 7:05 PM

Both wrestlers exhibit the Philippine brand of wrestling athleticism in 'PWR Special: Homecoming'

TJP VS JDL. TJP battles Jake de Leon at the main event of PWR Special: Homecoming on Saturday, October 13, 2019. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Fil-Am wrestler TJP: My best ability is adaptability

Oct 10, 2019 - 4:22 PM

Ahead of his 'PWR Special: Homecoming' main event match, TJP shares his advice to fellow Filipino wrestlers: 'Be authentic, be yourself, be patient'

TJP. Fil-Am wrestler TJP will compete in the Philippines for the first time on Saturday, October 12, at PWR Special: Homecoming. Photo from

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

RAW Deal: How to fix TJ Perkins and the Cruiserweight division

Oct 30, 2016 - 7:28 AM

The Cruiserweight division has been moved from the playoffs to the regular season and the difference has been huge

HIT THE RESET BUTTON. TJ Perkins has been saddled with forced video game references while Brian Kendrick has been reduced to a bizarro Heath Slater. Photo from

RAW Deal: WWE Impact

Oct 15, 2016 - 12:05 PM

Several ex TNA performers have made it big in WWE of late changing the landscape of sports entertainment in North America

SHINING BRIGHTER. WWE Cruiserweight champ TJ Perkins is one of several ex-TNA performers who have excelled since coming to WWE. 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

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

TNA releases Fil-Am wrestler TJ Perkins

Jan 13, 2016 - 4:13 PM

TJ Perkins who wrestles as Manik on TNA Impact Wrestling has been released by the American promotion

FREE AGENT. TJ Perkins had wrestled for TNA on-and-off since 2004. Photo from TNA Impact Wrestling

Fil-Am pro wrestler TJ Perkins on Filipino pride, chasing your dreams

Oct 05, 2015 - 2:22 PM

TJ Perkins who wrestles as Manik on TNA Impact Wrestling discusses his Filipino roots the sacrifices he made to become a wrestler and the importance of just being yourself

PINOY PRIDE. TJ Perkins, who wrestles for TNA Impact Wrestling as Manik, uses his attire to express his Filipino pride. Screen shot from YouTube