Teddy James PerkinsD.O.B: 3 September, 1984
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California
Trained By: Bill Anderson, Jesse Hernandez, Kevin Quinn, Negro Casas, Antonio Inoki
Teddy James Perkins is a professional wrestler, currently signed with WWE, where he won the WWE Cruiserweight Classic Tournament to become the first WWE Cruiserweight Championship since the titles re-introduction in 2016.
Before arriving in WWE, Perkins was well known for his run with TNA, where he wrestled under the ring names Manik and Suicide and won the TNA X-Division Championship.
He has also worked on the independent scene under the name TJP, and also as the masked PUMA.
Perkins was born in Los Angeles, and attended St. Thomas the Apostle School in Riverside, California.
He began training in boxing, catch wrestling and MMA at the age of 18.