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T.J. Perkins

TJ Perkins

Title History

  • APW World Internet title;
  • UIWA Lightweight;
  • UWA Hardcore Wrestling Canadian title defeating M-Dogg20 in a Cage match (May 26, 2006);
  • TNA X Division title defeating Sonjay Dutt and Greg Marasciulo (July 25, 2013);

Career Highlights

  • January 2000: T.J. Perkins debuted in a match against the Sun Warrior in Riverside, California.
  • November 7, 2004 – TNA Victory Road: Puma participated in the 20-Man Gauntlet Battle Royal (won by Hector Garza).
  • January 7, 2005 – Full IMPACT Pro Wrestling: Puma defeated defeated Azrieal w/CM Punk.
  • January 8, 2005 – All Pro Wrestling: Puma and Eric Matlock defeated J.J. Perez and Melissa.
  • February 5, 2005 – All Pro Wrestling: Puma defeated Derek Sanders.
  • February 11, 2005 – Full IMPACT Pro: C.M. Punk defeated Puma.
  • February 12, 2005 – Full IMPACT Pro: Puma won four-way over Eddie Vegas, Jerrelle Clark and Azrieal.
  • February 25, 2005 – ROH: Homicide w/Julius Smokes defeated Puma (one of American Dragon’s students).
  • February 26, 2005 – ROH: James Gibson (aka Jamie Noble) defeated Puma by Submission.
  • April 1, 2005 – Pro Wrestling Guerrilla: The Havana Pitbulls (Ricky Reyes and RoCky Romero) defeated Kendo KaShin and Puma.
  • April 2, 2005 – Pro Wrestling Guerrilla: Ricky Reyes defeated Ronin and Puma and Danny Richards in a 4-WAY.
  • April 9, 2005 – ECWA Super 8 Tournament: Puma beat Eric Matlock, then JJ Perez, but lost to Petey Williams in the finals.
  • April 22, 2005 – NWA ECCW: Puma defeated Jesse Jimenez in the first round of the Pacific Cup Tournament.
  • April 23, 2005 – NWA ECCW: Puma beat Dave Richards (semi-finals) | Aaron Idol beat Puma and American Dragon in the finals.
  • April 30, 2005 – All Pro Wrestling: Austin Aries won four-way over J.J. Perez and Puma and Taru (All Japan).
  • June 11, 2005 – PWG: Puma beat Davey Richards and Human Tornado in a 3-WAY Elimination match (Puma was unmasked by Davey).
  • June 18, 2005 – AWS: Scorpio Sky and Puma defeated Ricky Reyes and Pinoy Boy.June 26, 2005 – Warrior-1-Wrestling: Chad Collyer and Puma defeated Tyson Dux and El Tornado
  • July 9, 2005 – All Pro Wrestling: J.J. Perez defeated Puma to win the Internet title.
  • August 6, 2005 – Pro Wrestling Guerrilla: T.J Perkins. (aka Puma) defeated Hardcore Kidd (Aaron Aguilera).
  • August 12, 2005 – EWF T.J. Perkins vs Rocky Romero ended in a Double DQ.
  • August 20, 2005 – ROH: Generation Next (Austin Aries and Roderick Strong) defeated The Embassy (Jimmy Rave and Puma).
  • August 27, 2005 – ROH: Ricky Reyes defeated Puma.
  • September 4, 2005 – PWG: Chris Sabin and T.J. Perkins and Hook Bomberry defeated Disco Machine and Excalibur and Ronin.
  • September 23, 2005 – IWA Mid South: Skayde defeated Puma in the 1st round of the Ted Petty Invitational.
  • September 24, 2005 – IWA Mid South: Super Dragon was the last remaining survivor in an 8-Man Elimination match.
  • ~~~Super Dragon and Alex Shelley and Joey Ryan and Claudio Castagnoli beat Brandon Thomaselli and Nate Webb and El Generico and Puma.
  • October 1, 2005 – Pro Wrestling Guerrilla: Alex Shelley defeated T.J. Perkins.
  • October 8, 2005 – UPW/EWF Katrina Benefit: Los Chivos defeated Plague and T.J. Perkins.
  • October 14, 2005 – Pro Wrestling Guerilla: Frankie Kazarian won four-way over T.J. Perkins and Hook Bomberry and Ronin.
  • October 22, 2005 – All Pro Wrestling: Puma defeated American Angel.
  • November 18, 2005 – Pro Wrestling Guerrilla: Excalibur and Disco Machine defeated Rocky Romero and TJ Perkins by Count Out.
  • November 19, 2005 – Pro Wrestling Guerrilla: Human Tornado and TJ Perkins defeated Alex Koslov and Ronin.
  • December 3, 2005 – Pro Wrestling Guerrilla: Christopher Daniels defeated T.J. Perkins.
  • December 16, 2005 – PWG: Perkins/F.Kazarian/Chris Sabin/Rocky Romero beat Chris Daniels/Petey Williams/Alex Koslov/B-Boy.
  • January 7, 2006 – Pro Wrestling Guerrilla: TJ Perkins defeated Alex Koslov.
  • January 8, 2006 – SPW: Rocky Romero and Puma defeated Chris Hero and Claudio Castagnoli.
  • January 15, 2006 – Inoki Dojo: Puma vs Rocky Romero ended in a draw (said to be really good).
  • January 21, 2006 – Pro Wrestling Guerrilla: Dmitri Masarsjy and Alex Koslov beat Top Gun Talwar and TJ Perkins.
  • February 1, 2006 – AWS: Joey Ryan defeated T.J. Perkins.
  • February 4, 2006 – Pro Wrestling Guerrilla: Disco Machine and Nemesis and Ronin beat Bino Gambino and Fergal Devitt and TJ Perkins.
  • February 9, 2006 – MTV’s Wrestling Society X: Human Torando defeated Alter Boy Luke and Puma in a 3-WAY dark match.
  • March 12, 2006 – Destination-X: Chris Sabin (USA) beat Puma (Japan) and Petey Williams (Canada) and Sonjay Dutt (India).
  • March 18, 2006 – TNA IMPACT: “Samoan Submission Machine” Samoa Joe defeated Puma in a match taped for Xplosion.
  • March 18, 2006 – Pro Wrestling Guerrilla: T.J. Perkins defeated Mr. Excitement.
  • March 25, 2006 – Ultimate Pro Wrestling: Puma defeated Kid Vicious.
  • April 8, 2006 – Pro Wrestling Guerrilla: M-Dogg20 defeated T.J. Perkins.
  • April 9, 2006 – Pro Wrestling Guerrilla: Scott Lost defeated Claudio Castagnoli and T.J. Perkins in a 3-WAY.
  • April 23, 2006 – TNA Lockdown: Chris Sabin beat Elix Skipper, Petey Williams, Shark Boy, Chase Stevens and Puma (Escape the Cage).
  • April 28, 2006 – Empire Wrestling Federation: TJ Perkins and Ryan Taylor defeated Joey Ryan and Jason King.
  • May 6, 2006 – Pro Wrestling Guerrilla: Rocky Romero defeated T.J. Perkins.
  • May 7, 2006 – Inoki Dojo: Alex Koslov and Durango Kid and Puma beat Rocky Romero and Minoru and Karl Anderson.
  • May 11, 2006 – TNA IMPACT: Chris Sabin defeated Puma w/Shocker in a World X-Cup match.
  • May 14, 2006 – TNA Sacrifice: Petey Williams pinned Puma in the Finals of the World X-Cup Gauntlet Match.
  • May 20, 2006 – Pro Wrestling Guerrilla: Disco Machine and Nemesis defeated TJ Perkins and Rocky Romero.
  • May 20, 2006 – AWS: Lil Cholo defeated T.J. Perkins by Disqualification.
  • May 26, 2006 – UWA Hardcore Wrestling: Puma defeated M-Dogg20 to win the Canadian title in a Cage match.
  • May 28, 2006 – Empire Wrestling Federation: Greg Valentine and Black Metal beat T.J. Perkins and Syrus.
  • June 3, 2006 – Pro Wrestling Guerrilla: T.J. Perkins defeated Excalibur.
  • June 4, 2006 – NWA Pro (Inoki Dojo): T.J. Perkins defeated Topgun Talwar.
  • June 11, 2006 – NWA Pro (Inoki Dojo): T.J. Perkins defeaTed Peter Goodman.
  • June 16, 2006 – NWA Pro (Inoki Dojo): Alex Koslov defeated T.J. Perkins.
  • June 23, 2006 – UWA Hardcore Wrestling: Puma defeated Petey Williams to retain the Canadian title.
  • June 24, 2006 – Pro Wrestling Guerrilla: TJ Perkins defeated Disco Machine.
  • July 7, 2006 – TNA House Show: Chris Sabin defeated Alex Shelley and Puma in a 3-WAY.
  • July 16, 2006 – Pro Wrestling Guerrilla: Roderick Strong defeated T.J. Perkins with the Stronghold.
  • July 22, 2006 – Empire Wrestling Federation: Puma defeated El Rudo Duro.
  • July 28, 2006 – UWA Hardcore Wrestling: M-Dogg20 defeated Puma to win back the Canadian title.
  • September 1, 2006 – Ground Zero Wrestling: Puma defeated Bino Gambino.
  • September 22, 2006 – NWA Pro: Phoenix Star and Zokre beat Black Tiger and Puma and Karl Anderson and Joey Ryan in a 3-WAY.
  • September 30, 2006 – AWS: T.J. Perkins and Rocky Romero and Plague beat Tommy Williams and Mr. Instant Replay and Slick Nick.
  • October 1, 2006 – NWA Pro (Inoki Dojo): Puma defeated Bino Gambino in North Hollywood, California.
  • October 7, 2006 – Pro Wrestling Guerrilla: T.J. Perkins defeated Rocky Romero
  • October 13, 2006 – Empire Wrestling Federation: Hook Bomberry and Joey Harder defeated T.J. Perkins and Rocky Romero.
  • October 21, 2006 – Pro Wrestling Guerrilla: Rocky Romero defeated T.J. Perkins.
  • October 27, 2006 – UWA Hardcore Wrestling: Puma defeated Kazuchika Okada in the 1st Round of the Grand Prix Tournament.
  • October 28, 2006 – UWA Hardcore Wrestling: Puma defeated Dan Paysan (Semi-Finals) | Sonjay Dutt defeated Puma (Finals).
  • November 3, 2006 – Wild West Championship Wrestling: Puma defeated Karl “Machine Gun” Anderson.
  • November 5, 2006 – NWA Pro: EGO defeated T.J. Perkins and J.J. Perez in a Tag Team match.
  • November 21, 2006 – EWF: Ryan Taylor defeated T.J. Perkins in San Bernardino, California.
  • November 23, 2006 – EWF: TJ Perkins vs Joey Harder was a draw in the 1st round of the Inland Title Series Tournament.
  • December 1, 2006 – EWF: T.J. Perkins defeated Hook Bomberry in the 2nd Round of the Inland Title Series Tournament.
  • December 16, 2006 – EWF: T.J. Perkins defeated Jason King in the 3rd round of the Inland Title Series Tournament.
  • January 5, 2007 – EWF: Joey Harder defeated T.J. Perkins by Submission to win the Inland Title Series Tournament.
  • January 13, 2007 – PWG: Disco Machine and T.J. Perkins and Nemesis beat Scott Lost and Bino Gambino and Karl Anderson.
  • January 19, 2007 – UWA Hardcore Wrestling: Puma defeated Jeff Flurry in Mississauaga, ONTARIO.
  • February 17, 2007 – Ring of Honor: Nigel McGuinness defeated T.J. Perkins (aka Puma without his mask).
  • March 4, 2007 – EWF: T.J. Perkins defeated Joey Harder by DQ (Joey Harder retains the EWF Heavyweight title).
  • April 14, 2007 – Next Generation Wrestling: Karl Anderson defeated T.J. Perkins in Lynwood, California.
  • February 10, 2007 – PWG: T.J. Perkins and Zokre and Phoenix Star beat Super Dragon and Bino Gambino and Rocky Romero.
  • March 10, 2007 – Pro Wrestling Guerrilla: Ronin defeated T.J. Perkins.
  • April 7, 2007 – PWG: Joey Ryan/Scott Lost/Chris Bosh/Karl Anderson beat Frankie Kazarian/TJ Perkins/Ronin/TopGun Talwar.
  • April 8, 2007 – PWG: Ronin and T.J. Perkins and Rocky Romero defeated Karl Andersen and Nosawa and Lil’ Cholo.
  • May 4, 2007 – AWS: T.J. Perkins defeated Randy Rocket in City of Industry, California.
  • May 19, 2007 – Pro Wrestling Guerrilla: T.J. Perkins defeated Bino Gambino in Burbank, California.
  • May 20, 2007 – PWG: Human Tornado defeated Don Fujii and Bino Gambino and T.J. Perkins in a 4-WAY.
  • May 25, 2007 – UWA Hardcore Wrestling: Jushin Thunder Liger and Puma defeated Okada and Ultimo Dragon.
  • May 26, 2007 – UWA Hardcore Wrestling: Derek Wylde defeated Puma and Daisuke Hanaoka in a 3-WAY.
  • June 10, 2007 – Pro Wrestling Guerrilla: T.J. Perkins defeated Tony Kozina in Van Nuys, California.
  • July 7, 2007 – -NWA PRO: T.J. Perkins defeated Ikuto Hidaka in Houston, Texas .
  • July 8, 2007 – -NWA PRO: Blue Demon and Ikuto Hidaka defeated Rayo de Jalisco and T.J. Perkins.
  • July 15, 2007 – TNA Victory Road: Puma returned to TNA and participated in a 10-Man X-Division Gauntlet Ultimate-X Match!
  • July 27, 2007 – -AWS: Mil Mascaras and Los Chivos and Los Luchas beat Plague and Joey Ryan and Ronin and Puma and Randy Rocket.
  • July 29, 2007 – Pro Wrestling Guerrilla: The Young Bucks and T.J. Perkins defeated Scott Lost and Karl Anderson and Bino Gambino.
  • September 1, 2007 – Pro Wrestling Guerrilla: T.J. Perkins and Ronin defeated Karl “Machine Gun” Anderson and Bino Gambino.
  • September 7, 2007 – NWA Empire Wrestling Federation: Jack Evans and T.J. Perkins beat Rocky “Azucar” Romero and Hook Bomberry.
  • September 8, 2007 – NWA Empire Wrestling Federation: Joey Harder vs T.J. Perkins ended in a draw in California.
  • ~~~Both men wanted five more minutes, in which Joey Harder pinned T.J. Perkins in his retirement match.
  • October 6, 2007 – NWA Empire Wrestling Federation: T.J. Perkins defeated “Top Shelf” Jeremy Jaeger.
  • October 12, 2007 – NWA Empire Wrestling Federation: T.J. Perkins defeated Scorpio Sky in Covina, California.
  • October 19, 2007 – Ring of Honor: Rocky Romero defeated T.J. Perkins in the 1st Round of the 2007 Survival of the Fittest.
  • October 21, 2007 – Ring of Honor: No Remorse Corps (Davey Richards and Rocky Romero) defeated T.J. Perkins and Tony Kozina.
  • October 26, 2007 – NWA Empire Wrestling Federation: Mikey Nicholls defeated T.J. Perkins to retain the American title.
  • November 9, 2007 – NWA Empire Wrestling Federation: Hook Bomberry defeated T.J. Perkins to retain the American title.
  • November 10, 2007 – -NWA Pro Wrestling Summit: Cassandro and T.J. Perkins defeated Rocky Romero and Magno in Hammond, Indiana.
  • November 11, 2007 – Pro Wrestling Guerrilla : Claudio Castagnoli defeated T.J. Perkins in Burbank, California.
  • November 17, 2007 – NWA EWF: Hook Bomberry defeated T.J. Perkins and Ryan Taylor and Webster Dauphiney in a 4-WAY.
  • November 23, 2007 – NWA Empire Wrestling Federation: T.J. Perkins defeated “Awesome” Lee Dawson.
  • December 9, 2007 – NWA Empire Wrestling Federation: Joey Ryan defeated T.J. Perkins in Covina, California.
  • December 21, 2007 – NWA Empire Wrestling Federation: T.J. Perkins and Rocky Romero beat Hook Bomberry and Ryan Taylor.
  • July 13, 2008 – TNA Victory Road: Team TNA beat Team Japan and Team Mexico and Team International in an Elimination match!
  • ~~~Team TNA (Chris Sabin and Alex Shelley and Curry Man) | Team Japan (Puma and Masato Yoshino and Milano Collection A.T.).
  • ~~~Team Mexico (Ultimo Guerrero and Rey Bucanero and Averno) | Team International (Doug Williams and Alex Koslov and Tyson Dux).
  • August 16, 2008 – Alternative Wrestling Shop: T.J. Perkins defeated Lil Cholo in the City of Industry, California.
  • September 19, 2008 – Big Time Wrestling: Puma defeated Michael Modest in Newark, California.
  • November 8, 2008 – Pro Wrestling Revolution: T.J. Perkins beat Mr. Wrestling IV and Michael Modest and MPT in a 4-WAY.
  • October 1, 2009 – TNA IMPACT Tapings: Colt Cabana defeated Puma in a dark match in Orlando, Florida.
  • October 19, 2009 – RAW: Mike “The Miz” Mizanin defeated Marty Jannetty (sub for scheduled jobber T.J. Perkins).
  • March 17, 2011 – Defy or Deny: Chris Hero defeated TJ Perkins.
  • March 18, 2011 – Mayhem in Manhattan: El Generico defeated TJ Perkins.
  • June 2, 2011 – NJPW: TJ Perkins defeated Taichi.
  • June 3, 2011 – NJPW: Kenny Omega defeated TJ Perkins.
  • October 22, 2011 – ROH TV: TJ Perkins defeated Mike Mondo.
  • December 3, 2011 – Southern Defiance: Jay Lethal defeated TJ Perkins.
  • December 4, 2011 – Northern Aggression: Mike Bennett defeated TJ Perkins.
  • December 10, 2011 – ROH TV: TJ Perkins defeated Chris Silvio.
  • December 23, 2011 – Final Battle: Michael Elgin w/ Truth Martini defeated TJ Perkins.
  • January 28, 2011 – ROH TV: Tommaso Ciampa defeated TJ Perkins.
  • March 4, 2012 – 10th Anniversary: The House of Truth with Truth Martini defeated TJ Perkins and The Amazing Red.
  • March 30, 2012 – Showdown in the Sun Night 2: TJ Perkins defeated Fire Ant.
  • April 7, 2012 – ROH TV: The Young Bucks (Matt and Nick Jackson) defeated “Technical Lightning” T.J. Perkins and Shiloh Jonze.
  • April 27, 2012 – Unity: The Colony defeated TJ Perkins, Adam Cole and Jay Lethal.
  • May 5, 2012 – ROH TV: Mike Mondo defeated TJ Perkins.
  • May 11, 2012 – Border Wars: All Night Express and TJ Perkins defeated The Young Bucks and Mike Mondo.
  • May 23, 2013 – TNA IMPACT Suicide (T.J. Perkins under a mask) defeated Joey Ryan and Petey Williams in a triple threat match.
  • May 25, 2012 – PWG: TJ Perkins defeated Ryan Taylor.
  • June 2, 2013 – Slammiversary XI: Chris Sabin defeated TNA X Division champion Kenny King and Suicide (T.J. Perkins) in a triple threat match to win the title.
  • July 21, 2012 – PWG: Roderick Strong defeated TJ Perkins.
  • August 25, 2012 – ROH TV: Mike Mondo defeated TJ Perkins, Tommaso Ciampa, Roderick Strong, Jay Lethal, and Mike Bennett to earn the “DBD X” TV Title match.
  • September 1, 2012 – PWG: TJ Perkins defeated Joey Ryan.
  • September 2, 2012 – PWG: Sami Callihan defeated TJ Perkins.
  • September 7, 2012 – EWF: TJ Perkins defeated Scorpio Sky.
  • October 12, 2012 – IWL: TJ Perkins defeated Ric Ellis.
  • December 1, 2012 – PWG: Willie Mack defeated TJ Perkins, B-Boy and Brian Cage in a 4-way match.
  • December 7, 2012 – SLA: TJ Perkins defeated ACH.
  • December 21, 2012 – IWL: IWL tag team champions The Young Bucks defeated TJ Perkins and Scorpio Sky to retain the titles.
  • January 12, 2013 – TNA One Night Only: Christian York defeated Puma, Alex Silva, Jimmy Rave, Lince Dorado, Matt Bentley and Sam Shaw in a 7-man escape Elimination match.
  • February 1, 2013 – SLA: ACW heavyweight champion Evan Gelistico defeated TJ Perkins to retain the title.
  • February 2, 2013 – MPW: MPW heavyweight champion Jeremy Wyatt defeated TJ Perkins to retain the title.
  • March 23, 2013 – PWG: TJ Perkins defeated Samurai Del Sol.
  • April 19, 2013 – QPW: TJ Perkins defeated Michael Elgin.
  • June 16, 2013 – QPW: Eddie Edwards defeated TJ Perkins.
  • June 23, 2013 – AWS: Sabu defeated TJ Perkins.
  • June 27, 2013 – TNA IMPACT: Suicide (Austin Aries under a mask) defeated TNA X Division champion Chris Sabin and Kenny King in a triple threat match to win the title.
  • ~~~Austin Aries hijacked the costume and persona from T.J. Perkins, who is now reborn as Manik.

Total Nonstop Action Wrestling – Manik:

  • July 4, 2013 – TNA IMPACT: Chris Sabin defeated TNA X Division champion Suicide (Austin Aries under a mask) and Manik (T.J. Perkins) in a triple threat match to win the title.
  • July 18, 2013 – Destination X: Manik defeated Kenny King and Chavo Guerrero, Jr. in a X Division championship qualifying match.
  • July 25, 2013 – TNA IMPACT: Manik defeated Sonjay Dutt and Greg Marasciulo to win the vacant TNA X Division title!
  • August 1, 2013 – TNA IMPACT: TNA world champion Chris Sabin defeated TNA X Division champion Manik in a non-title match.
  • August 9, 2013 – PWG: Kyle O’Reilly defeated TJ Perkins.
  • August 22, 2013 – Hardcore Justice: TNA X Division champion Manik defeated Sonjay Dutt to retain the title.
  • August 30, 2013 – PWG: Adam Cole and The Young Bucks defeated TJ Perkins, Alex Kozlov and Rocky Romero.
  • September 7, 2013 – TNA Live Event: TNA X Division champion Manik defeated Zema Ion and Sonjay Dutt in a 3-way to retain the title.
  • September 14, 2013 – TNA Live Event: TNA X Division champion Manik defeated Rockstar Spud to retain the title.
  • September 19, 2013 – TNA IMPACT: Jeff Hardy defeated Manik.
  • September 21, 2013 – TNA Live Event: TNA X Division champion Manik defeated Eric Young to retain the title.
  • September 26, 2013 – TNA IMPACT: TNA X Division champion Manik defeated Chris Sabin to retain the title.
  • October 3, 2013 – TNA IMPACT: TNA X Division champion Manik and Jeff Hardy defeated Chris Sabin and Kenny King.
  • October 20, 2013 – Bound For Glory: Chris Sabin defeated TNA X Division champion Manik, Jeff Hardy, Samoa Joe, and Austin Aries in an Ultimate X match to win the title!
  • October 31, 2013 – TNA IMPACT: Magnus defeated Sting, Kazarian, Christopher Daniels, Knux, Manik, and Eric Young in a ‘gauntlet match’.
  • November 2, 2013 – TNA Live Event: TNA X Division champion Chris Sabin defeated Manik to retain the title.
  • November 7, 2013 – TNA Xplosion: TNA X Division champion Chris Sabin w Velvet Sky defeated Manik to retain the title.
  • February 28, 2014 – TNA Live Event: Manik defeated Chris Sabin and Zema Ion in a 3-way match.
  • March 1, 2014 – TNA Live Event: Manik and Kenny King defeated Chris Sabin and Zema Ion.
  • March 9, 2014 – Lockdown: Tigre Uno defeated Manik in a steel cage match.