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Manik

Real name: Teddy James Perkins
Height: 5’10″
Weight: 172 lbs.
Date of birth: September 3, 1984
Hometown: Los Angeles, California
Pro debut: January 1999
Trained by: Bill Anderson, Jesse Hernandez, Kevin Quinn, Negro Casas, Antonio Inoki
Finishing move: Falling Gutbuster

Biography

- Perkins began training for a wrestling career aged just 13
- He made his professional debut aged 14 as ‘Pinoy Boy’, having lied about his age. In his early career, he skipped school on many Fridays in order to compete regularly
- In 2002, Perkins traveled to Japan for further training at the New Japan Dojo
- In November 2003, Perkins began to compete as the masked ‘Puma’, as well as occasional appearances using his real name
- On December 27, 2013, Puma made his ROH debut, losing to Josh Daniels
- In April 2004, Perkins returned to Japan for his first full tour, competing once again as Pinoy Boy
- On October 29, 2004, Puma made his TNA debut, teaming with Frankie Capone in a loss to Christopher Daniels & Elix Skipper
- On December 4, 2004, Puma defeated JJ Perez to win the APW Worldwide Internet Title
- On February 5, 2004, Puma defeated Derek Sanders to retain the APW Worldwide Internet Title
- In March 2005, Perkins made his third trip to Japan, his first as Puma
- On April 9, 2005, Puma entered the ECWA Super 8 Tournament, defeating JJ Perez and Eric Matlock but losing to Petey Williams in the final
- On April 23, 2005, Puma entered the ECCW Pacific Cup, defeating Jesse Jiminez and Dave Richards but losing to Aaron Idol in the final
- On May 7, 2005, Puma fought Matt Sydal & Delirious to a time limit draw in a 3-Way Match. Sydal retains the NWA Midwest X-Division Title
- On May 28, 2005, Puma defeated The Great Tenshi to retain the APW Worldwide Internet Title
- In late-2005, Perkins quietly retired the Puma character, only to revive it in early 2006
- In early 2006, Puma competed for Team Mexico in TNA’s World X Cup
- On May 26, 2006, Puma defeated M-Dogg 20 to win the UWA Canadian Title
- On June 23, 2006, Puma defeated Petey Williams to retain the UWA Canadian Title
- On September 8, 2006, Puma fought EWF Heavyweight Champion Bino Gambino to a time-limit draw
- On October 28, 2006, Puma entered the UWA Grand Prix Tournament, defeating Kazuchika Okada and Dan Paysan but losing to Sonjay Dutt in the final
- On January 5, 2007, Perkins reached the final of the EWF Inland Title Tournament, but lost to Joey Harder
- On March 4, 2007, Perkins defeated EWF Heayweight Champion Joey Harder by DQ
- On May 5, 2007, Perkins fought HRW High Desert Champion Johnny Paradise to a time limit draw
- On May 18, 2007, Perkins defeated Disco Machine to win the AWS Light Heavyweight Title
- On June 3, 2007, Perkins defeated Lil Cholo to retain the AWS Light Heavyweight Title
- On June 16, 2007, Perkins defeated HRW High Desert Champion Johnny Paradise by DQ
- At Victory Road 2007, Perkins finally made his PPV debut, as Puma competed in a gauntlet match
- On August 4, 2007, Perkins defeated Johnny Paradise in a Street Fight to win the HRW High Desert Title
- On August 17, 2007, Perkins defeated Lil Cholo to retain the AWS Light Heavyweight Title
- On August 25, 2007, Perkins defeated Joey Ryan to retain the AWS Light Heavyweight Title
- On August 30, 2007, Perkins defeated Sexy Chino to retain the AWS Light Heavyweight Title
- On November 4, 2007, Perkins defeated Mikey Nicholls to retain the AWS Light Heavyweight Title
- On December 16, 2007, Perkins defeated Ronin to retain the AWS Light Heavyweight Title
- On December 30, 2007, Perkins defeated Scott Lost to retain the AWS Light Heavyweight Title
- On May 2, 2008, Famous for Fearless (Perkins & Liger Rivera) defeated EWF Tag Team Champions La Ola Del Mal (Extreme Loco & Black Metal) by DQ
- One week later, Puma defeated Ryan Kool to win the BTW Cruiserweight Title
- On May 16, 2008, Famous for Fearless fought EWF Tag Team Champions La Ola Del Mal to a no contest
- On June 1, 2008, Perkins won a battle royal to win the NWA Heritage Title
- On June 27, 2008, Famous for Fearless defeated La Ola Del Mal to win the EWF Tag Team Titles
- On July 5, 2008, Famous for Fearless defeated Sonny Samson & Terex to retain the EWF Tag Team Titles
- On July 11, 2008, Famous for Fearless defeated KOS (Hook Bomberry & Ryan Taylor) to retain the EWF Tag Team Titles
- At Victory Road 2008, Puma competed for Team Japan in TNA’s World X Cup
- On July 18, 2008, Puma defeated Ryan Von Kool to retain the BTW Cruiserweight Title
- One week later, Famous for Fearless defeated The High Rollers to retain the EWF Tag Team Titles
- On August 2, 2008, Perkins defeated Scott Lost to retain the NWA Heritage Title
- On August 8, 2008, Famous for Fearless defeated Midnight Dynamite (Charles Mercury & Johnny Paradise) to retain the EWF Tag Team Titles
- On August 16, 2008, Perkins defeated Lil Cholo to retain the NWA Heritage Title
- On August 22, 2008, Famous for Fearless defeated Midnight Dynamite by DQ to retain the EWF Tag Team Titles
- On September 12, 2008, Perkins fought EWF American Champion Ryan Taylor to a time-limit draw
- One week later, Puma defeated Michael Modest to retain the BTW Cruiserweight Title
- On September 20, 2008, Perkins fought AWS Heavyweight Champion Scott Lost to a no contest
- On October 4, 2008, Perkins defeated Charles Mercury, Joey Ryan & Scott Lost in a 4-Way Match to retain the NWA Heritage Title
- On October 10, 2008, Famous for Fearless defeated Midnight Dynamite to retain the EWF Tag Team Titles
- On November 7, 2008, Perkins defeated Joey Ryan to retain the NWA Heritage Title
- The next day, Perkins defeated Michael Modest, MPT & Mr Wrestling IV in a 4-Way Match to retain the NWA Heritage Title
- On November 15, 2008, Famous for Fearless defeated Anchors Away (David E Jones & Ryan Stone) to retain the EWF Tag Team Titles
- On December 19, 2008, Famous for Fearless defeated Joey Ryan & Ryan Taylor in a Ladder Match to retain the EWF Tag Team Titles
- Two days later, Perkins defeated Ryan Taylor & Scott Lost in a 3-Way Match to win the AWS Light Heavyweight Title
- In late-2009, Perkins once again quietly retired the Puma character, only reviving it occasionally since
- In May 2011, Perkins returned to Japan, competing in New Japan’s Best of the Super Juniors Tournament
- At TNA’s X-Stravaganza PPV, Perkins revived the Puma character, competing in a 7-Man Xscape Match
- In April 2013, Perkins signed a contract with TNA and began portraying the Suicide character
- On May 23, 2013, Suicide made his TNA return, defeating Joey Ryan & Petey Williams in a 3-Way Match
- On June 29, 2013, Suicide was renamed Manik by TNA General Manager Hulk Hogan
- On July 18, 2013, Manik defeated Sonjay Dutt & Greg Marasciulo in an Ultimate X Match to win the TNA X-Division Title


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