Weight: 167 lbs.
Style: Technical, high-flying, striking, submission
Signature Move: Flying Kneebar
The flashy T.J. Perkins has trained and competed with some of WWE’s biggest Superstars. Now, he’s ready to make a splash on the worldwide stage in the Cruiserweight Classic.
Perkins broke into wrestling as a teenager, traveling throughout California and Mexico to sharpen his skills. He went on to hone his craft further at the Los Angeles dojo of New Japan Pro Wrestling, along with Daniel Bryan and Shinsuke Nakamura, among others. After becoming the youngest American to compete for NJPW, Perkins continued to travel around the world and establish himself as one of the preeminent grapplers on the planet.
His style may be showy and over the top, and he might be a little too cocky for some people’s liking, but T.J. Perkins can back up his swagger in the squared circle with top-notch technical wrestling. That makes him a competitor to watch in the historic Cruiserweight Classic.