T.J. Perkins

American professional wrestler

Theodore James "T.J." Perkins (born September 3, 1984) is an American professional wrestler. He is currently working for New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW) , where he previously wrestled from 2001–2005. He is also known for his time in Ring of Honor (2003–2012), TNA/Impact Wrestling (2004–2016, and 2019–2021) and WWE (2016–2019). He currently uses the ring name TJP and has also performed as Suicide and Manik in TNA.

T. J. Perkins
Perkins in 2018
Birth nameTheodore James Perkins[1]
Born (1984-09-03) September 3, 1984 (age 39)[2]
Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.
Spouse(s)Aria Blake (m. 2023)
Children2
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)John Johnson[3]
Havana Pitbull III[3]
Manik[4]
Pinoy Boy[3]
Puma[3]
Suicide[5]
Sydistiko[6]
T.J. Perkins
TJP[7]
Billed height5 ft 10 in (178 cm)[2]
Billed weight167 lb (76 kg)[8][2]
Billed fromLos Angeles, California[9]
Philippines[10]
Parts Unknown[4]
Trained byKevin Quinn
Christopher Daniels
New Japan Pro-Wrestling
Antonio Inoki
Negro Casas
DebutAugust 1998

Perkins is a two-time TNA/Impact X Division Champion, three-time IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champion, the winner of WWE's Cruiserweight Classic, and as a result, the first holder of the new WWE Cruiserweight Championship. He is the youngest American to have competed for NJPW.[7]

Championships and accomplishments

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References

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  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "TJP | NEW JAPAN PRO-WRESTLING". NJPW.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 "Accelerator3359 profile". Accelerator3359.com. Retrieved April 4, 2010.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Manik". Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. Archived from the original on December 31, 2015. Retrieved July 5, 2013.
  5. "Identity of who played Suicide tonight". Wrestling Observer Newsletter/Figure Four Online. May 23, 2013. Retrieved June 27, 2013.
  6. Boutwell, Josh (July 23, 2010). "Viva La Raza! Lucha Weekly". WrestleView. Retrieved July 24, 2010. Sydistiko is TJP (TJ Perkins) aka Puma
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 "TJP". WWE.com. World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. September 5, 2017. Retrieved September 9, 2017.
  8. "TJP's Impact Wrestling profile". Impact Wrestling. Retrieved September 22, 2020.
  9. "Roster - Pro Wrestling Guerrilla". Pro Wrestling Guerrilla. Archived from the original on December 26, 2014. Retrieved December 26, 2014.
  10. "Puma". Full Impact Pro. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved June 23, 2013.
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  17. 17.0 17.1 "Evolve Wrestling profile". Evolve. Archived from the original on December 13, 2009. Retrieved January 22, 2010.
  18. Kreikenbohm, Philip (August 7, 2015). "EWF Heavyweight Championship". Cagematch - The Internet Wrestling Database. Retrieved December 13, 2020.
  19. "EWF championship histories". Empire Wrestling Federation. Archived from the original on August 5, 2010.
  20. Kreikenbohm, Philip (June 27, 2008). "EWF Tag Team Championship". Cagematch - The Internet Wrestling Database. Retrieved December 13, 2020.
  21. "Results of Year End Awards". Evolve Wrestling. January 4, 2011. Archived from the original on July 17, 2011. Retrieved January 6, 2011.
  22. Kreikenbohm, Philip. "HRW Highway 2 Hell 2007 - "Dead End"". Cagematch - The Internet Wrestling Database.
  23. Kreikenbohm, Philip. "HOG Crown Jewel Championship". Cagematch - The Internet Wrestling Database. Retrieved December 13, 2020.
  24. "Bill Behrens NWA Notes for 6–9–08". National Wrestling Alliance. Archived from the original on June 14, 2008. Retrieved August 12, 2008. TJ Perkins won an Over The Top Rope Battle Royal to become the new NWA Heritage Champion
  25. Kreikenbohm, Philip (June 1, 2008). "NWA Heritage Championship". Cagematch - The Internet Wrestling Database. Retrieved December 13, 2020.
  26. "SoCal and Puroresu Part 3: The Inoki Dojo and NJPW-USA". SoCal Uncensored. June 26, 2017. Retrieved July 5, 2017.
  27. Kreikenbohm, Philip. "3PWA Unstoppable". Cagematch - The Internet Wrestling Database. Retrieved December 13, 2020.
  28. "Pro Wrestling Illustrated (PWI) 500 for 2017". The Internet Wrestling Database. Retrieved August 31, 2017.
  29. "SoCal Uncensored Awards 2001". SoCal Uncensored. Archived from the original on February 13, 2005. Retrieved October 26, 2010.
  30. Kreikenbohm, Philip (July 18, 2013). "Impact X Division Championship". Cagematch - The Internet Wrestling Database. Retrieved December 13, 2020.
  31. "Best of 2021 Part 2 Recap". Impact Wrestling.
  32. Kreikenbohm, Philip (May 26, 2006). "UWA Canadian Heavyweight Championship". Cagematch - The Internet Wrestling Database. Retrieved December 13, 2020.
  33. Kreikenbohm, Philip. "WPW/AWS Best Of The West 2006". Cagematch - The Internet Wrestling Database.
  34. "NXT Cruiserweight Championship". WWE. Retrieved January 25, 2020.
  35. Kreikenbohm, Philip (September 14, 2016). "WWE Cruiserweight Championship". Cagematch - The Internet Wrestling Database. Retrieved December 13, 2020.
  36. Kreikenbohm, Philip (September 14, 2016). "Cruiserweight Classic (2016)". Cagematch - The Internet Wrestling Database. Retrieved December 13, 2020.

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