T. J. Perkins

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Theodore James Perkins (born September 3, 1984) better known by the ring name T.J.wikipedia
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Suicide (wrestling)

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In his first Impact Wrestling tenure, he is a former TNA X Division Champion, where he used the ring name Manik, a spin-off of the Suicide.
Suicide returned to television in May 2013 portrayed by T.J. Perkins.

NXT Cruiserweight Championship

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In WWE, he is the inaugural WWE Cruiserweight Champion, as well as the winner of the WWE Cruiserweight Classic tournament.
Unveiled on September 14, 2016, as the award for the Cruiserweight Classic, which was won by T.J. Perkins, it is contested in the promotion's cruiserweight division by wrestlers at a maximum weight of 205 lb, the only active WWE championship with a weight limit.

Jack Evans (wrestler)

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The following night, Puma lost a four-way match featuring Jack Evans, Chasyn Rance and MLW Junior Heavyweight Champion Sonjay Dutt.
He challenged for the MLW Junior Heavyweight Championship, losing a singles match to the champion Sonjay Dutt, and also unsuccessfully participating in a four-way match, also involving Dutt, Puma and Chasyn Rance.

Rocky Romero

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In 2001, Perkins began training at New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW)'s Inoki Dojo in Los Angeles along with Ricky Reyes, Rocky Romero, and Bryan Danielson.
In late 2003, Romero began working for Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre, using the name "Havana Brother I, he would team up with Havana Brother II and Havana Brother III to form a three-man team known as Los Havana Brothers. A few months later Los Havana Brothers began working as Rocky Romero, Pinoy Boy and Bobby Quance respectively. On September 12, Romero became CMLL's first-ever World Super Lightweight Champion after defeating Volador Jr. in a tournament final. On November 14, Virus defeated Romero to win the championship, signaling the exit of Los Havana Brothers for the time being. In late 2004 Romero made a surprise return to CMLL and defeated Virus to regain the championship. After the title win he left CMLL again, occasionally defending the championship in Southern California. In 2005, local wrestler Tommy Williams won the Super Lightweight Championship but Romero regained it in January 2006.

Daniel Bryan

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In 2001, Perkins began training at New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW)'s Inoki Dojo in Los Angeles along with Ricky Reyes, Rocky Romero, and Bryan Danielson.
On July 3, Danielson returned to wXw, defeating Wade Fitzgerald and TJP in the round robin stage of the Ambition 1 tournament.

Matt Cross (wrestler)

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In May 2006, Puma defeated M-Dogg 20 to win the UWA Canadian Championship.
He defeated PUMA to win the UWA Canadian Championship at the Return of the Dragon show on July 28, 2007.

Aaron Idol

He also competed in Extreme Canadian Championship Wrestling's Pacific Cup in 2005, where he faced Aaron Idol and Bryan Danielson in a three-way match in the final, which was won by Idol.
He defeated Puma and "The American Dragon" Bryan Danielson in a triple threat match that lasted 30 minutes.

Kazuchika Okada

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In October, Puma participated in UWA's Grand Prix Tournament, where he defeated Kazuchika Okada and Dan Paysan en route to the final, where he lost to Sonjay Dutt.
On October 27, 2006, Okada participated in UWA Hardcore Wrestling's 2006 Grand Prix Tournament, but was eliminated in the first round by Puma.

APW Worldwide Internet Championship

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In December 2004, Puma won the All Pro Wrestling (APW) Worldwide Internet Championship by defeating J.J. Perez.

Ryan Taylor (wrestler)

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On November 21, Perkins again failed to win the EWF Cruiserweight Championship, when he was defeated by new champion Ryan Taylor.
The KOS then feuded with TJ Perkins and Liger Rivera until the end of the year in a very intense feud that not only won the Feud of the Year 2008 Award but Taylor would win the Match of the Year 2008 Award for the Belt on a Pole match against Perkins in which Taylor would win the NWA Heritage Championship from Perkins and Taylor won the EWF Wrestler of the Year 2008.

The Young Bucks

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At Pearl Habra the team defeated The Young Bucks (Nick and Matt Jackson), but lost their next match to Los Luchas (Phoenix Star and Zokre) at ¡Dia de los Dangerous!.
During the next two months the Young Bucks participated in the 2008 DDT4 qualifier series, where they lost to T.J. Perkins and Hook Bomberry, defeated Ronin and Scorpio Sky and drew with Los Luchas, before losing a deciding four-way elimination match to Los Luchas, who then advanced to the tournament itself.

Davey Richards

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In July 2005, he changed his ring name to TJ Perkins, and defeated Davey Richards and Hardkore Kidd in successive singles matches, but Perkins and Alex Shelley subsequently lost a tag team match to the duo.
He later returned for a three-way match with Human Tornado and Puma; during the match Richards established himself as a villain by removing Puma's mask and revealing him as T.J. Perkins, starting a rivalry between the two.

DGUSA Fearless

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In Dragon Gate USA, he defeated Gran Akuma at the DGUSA Fearless pay-per-view.

Pro Wrestling Guerrilla tournaments

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In January 2008 Perkins formed a regular tag team with Hook Bomberry, and the pairing competed in the [[List of Pro Wrestling Guerrilla tournaments#Dynamite Duumvirate Tag Team Title Tournament|Dynamite Duumvirate Tag Team Title Tournament]] round robin qualifier series.

Aaron Aguilera

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In July 2005, he changed his ring name to TJ Perkins, and defeated Davey Richards and Hardkore Kidd in successive singles matches, but Perkins and Alex Shelley subsequently lost a tag team match to the duo.
On August 6, 2005, Aguilera started appearing in the Pro Wrestling Guerrilla (PWG) promotion, first losing to T.J. Perkins (aka Puma), and then on the August 19, 2005 teaming with Davey Richards to defeat Perkins and Alex Shelley.

Kyle O'Reilly

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Further losses followed in October 2007, before he gained his first victory in ROH by defeating Kyle O'Reilly at Tag Title Classic II in December 2010.
At Evolve 2: Hero vs. Hidaka, O'Reilly defeated Hallowicked, who a replacement for an injured TJP.

Best of the Super Juniors

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In late May and early June 2011, Perkins, under the ring name TJP, took part in NJPW's Best of the Super Juniors tournament.
Outside entrants included Daisuke Sasaki (freelancer), Fujita "Jr." Hayato (Michinoku Pro), Great Sasuke (Michinoku Pro), Kenny Omega (DDT Pro-Wrestling, United States), Kota Ibushi (DDT), Máscara Dorada (Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre, Mexico), and TJP (freelancer, United States).

ECCW Pacific Cup

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He also competed in Extreme Canadian Championship Wrestling's Pacific Cup in 2005, where he faced Aaron Idol and Bryan Danielson in a three-way match in the final, which was won by Idol.
On day two of the 2005 Pacific Cup tournament, on April 23, 2005, Aaron Idol beat Puma and Bryan Danielson in a triple threat match in the finals of the Pacific Cup tournament that lasted 30 minutes.

Los Luchas

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At Pearl Habra the team defeated The Young Bucks (Nick and Matt Jackson), but lost their next match to Los Luchas (Phoenix Star and Zokre) at ¡Dia de los Dangerous!.
Representing Mexico, they upset the favored Japanese representatives Black Tiger and Puma in the first round.

Excalibur (wrestler)

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He transitioned back into singles competition at Beyond The Thunderdome in March 2006, defeating Mr. Excitement, before embarking on a losing streak that lasted until June, when he defeated Excalibur.
However, the SBS won at part two of the event the following night, as they and Ronin defeated Sabin, Bomberry and T.J. Perkins.

Jay Bradley

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He developed a winning streak, defeating Jay Bradley, Nigel McGuinness, and Sal Rinauro.
He also worked for Florida-based Full Impact Pro, losing to T.J. Perkins in his debut match on June 6, 2009.

Jay Lethal

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He accrued further losses to Jay Briscoe, Jay Lethal, and Mike Bennett in November and December.
On May 14 at Sacrifice Lethal participated in the World X Cup Gauntlet match, but ended up being the second to last man eliminated from the match by Team Mexico's Puma.

Elite Canadian Championship Wrestling

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He also competed in Extreme Canadian Championship Wrestling's Pacific Cup in 2005, where he faced Aaron Idol and Bryan Danielson in a three-way match in the final, which was won by Idol.

Petey Williams

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Two years later, he returned to TNA as a representative of Japan in an International X-Division Showcase match at Destination X, facing Petey Williams, Chris Sabin, and Sonjay Dutt.
Williams would resume wrestling in the X Division and faced off against Chris Sabin, Elix Skipper, Shark Boy, Puma and Chase Stevens in an Xscape Match at Lockdown.

Chuck Taylor (wrestler)

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He defeated Chuck Taylor in the first round, but was eliminated from the tournament after losing to Bryan Danielson in the second.
He originally defeated T.J. Perkins in the first round, but the decision was reversed after the referee caught Taylor with brass knuckles in his hand.