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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

Ex-WWE wrestler TJP 'coming home' to Manila in October 2019

Jun 30, 2019 - 11:02 PM

The Fil-Am former WWE cruiserweight champion will be at the 'PWR Homecoming' show

HOMECOMING. Fil-Am wrestler and ex-WWE star TJP is 'coming home' in October 2019. Photo from WWE

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 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

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