MANILA, Philippines – Filipino-American wrestler and former World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) superstar TJP will be "coming home" to the Philippines in October 2019.
JUST IN: @MegaTJP will be at @pwrofficial on October 12, 2019! #PWRLive #Pak6anern @RapplerSports pic.twitter.com/wWPeWIbYfC — Michael Bueza (@mikebueza) June 30, 2019
TJP was the inaugural holder of the rechristened WWE Cruiserweight Championship after winning the Cruiserweight Classic tournament in 2016.
In a tweet on Sunday, TJP responded to the announcement at PWR's show "PWR Live: Pak! 6anern!"
"I am yours. Always have been. Always will be," he said, referring to his Filipino fans.
My words can’t describe my reaction to YOUR reactions...but my tears can I tried to let this moment be “theirs” But instead it’s going to be OURS I am yours. Always have been. Always will be. Let’s fucking do this!!! #FilAmFlash #CruiserGreat @pwrofficial https://t.co/UxXzE7YqVu — TJ Perkins (@MegaTJP) June 30, 2019
Michael Bueza is a researcher and data curator under Rappler's Research Team. He works on data about elections, governance, and the budget. He also follows the Philippine pro wrestling scene and the WWE. Michael is also part of the Laffler Talk podcast trio.