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

MANILA, Philippines – Filipino-American wrestler and former World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) superstar TJP will be "coming home" to the Philippines in October 2019.

Through a video clip in one of their shows on Sunday, June 30, the Philippine Wrestling Revolution (PWR) announced that TJP (full name TJ Perkins) will be at the "PWR Homecoming" show on Saturday, October 12, at the ABS-CBN Vertis Tent. 

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. 

He then wrestled under WWE's 205 Live brand until his departure from the company in February 2019.

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

TJP's visit comes weeks after WWE's return to Manila for a show at the Araneta Coliseum on September 20. – Rappler.com

Michael Bueza

Michael is a data curator under Rappler's Tech 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.