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Happy Birthday, Kuya TJ


Today, we celebrate the birthday of TNA star TJ Perkins, a man who has helped pave the way for the Philippines being represented in mainstream pro wrestling. You might know him better nowadays as Manik.

Kuya TJ, as he's known to some of our fellow Filipino fans, is turning 31 today—and at that age, could you believe that he's a 16-year veteran of the sport? Our homeboy is crazy talented, and we're just happy he gets to shine on a pretty big promotion like TNA. (And one day, we'd love to see him do his thing right here at home.)

Check out what is arguably his biggest career highlight so far, the match in which he won TNA's X Division Championship as Manik back in 2013:


Again, happy birthday, Kuya TJ!

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