IMPACT Wrestling<..." />IMPACT Wrestling Star TJ Perkins On Gaming, Tattoos, Food & Chasing IMPACT’s Tag Team Championship With Fallah Bahh – The Hype Magazine


Published on August 12th, 2020 | by Darren Paltrowitz


IMPACT Wrestling Star TJ Perkins On Gaming, Tattoos, Food & Chasing IMPACT’s Tag Team Championship With Fallah Bahh

IMPACT Wrestling has been in the news a lot lately, especially with its recent Slammiversary pay-per-view revealing some big new signings to the company. Among those big signing announcements from the week of Slammiversary were The Good Brothers (“Machine Gun” Karl Anderson and “The Big LG” Doc Gallows), Brian Myers, EC3, Eric Young and Heath Miller, all of whom prior wrestling champions. Meanwhile, IMPACT itself — which airs on Tuesday nights at 8:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM CST, as followed by the IMPACT in 60 program each week — is regularly the highest-rated show on AXS TV.

One of IMPACT Wrestling’s notable stars is TJ Perkins, who made his IMPACT return in June. While only 35 years of age, TJP made his in-ring debut as a teenager in 1998. He has wrestled all over the world, many times over, working with almost every notable wrestling company over the last 20+ years at some point. Perkins is currently teaming with Fallah Bahh, chasing for the Impact World Tag Team Championship, with hopes of the the two becoming the world’s first-ever Filipino tag team champions.

I had the pleasure of speaking with TJ Perkins by phone earlier this week about his 22 (!) years in wrestling, how things have changed for him one the years as a Filipino-American, gaming, tattoos, dining, career goals and more. Additional info on TJP can be found online at, and

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Darren Paltrowitz is a New York resident with over 20 years of entertainment industry experience. He began working around the music business as a teenager, interning for the manager of his then-favorite band Superdrag. Since then, he has worked with a wide array of artists including OK Go, They Might Be Giants, Mike Viola, Tracy Bonham, Loudness, Rachael Yamagata, and Amanda Palmer. Darren's writing has appeared in dozens of outlets including the New York Daily News, Inquisitr, The Daily Meal, The Hype Magazine, All Music Guide, Guitar World,, Businessweek, Chicago Tribune, L.A. Times, and the Jewish Journal. Beyond being "Editor At Large" for The Hype Magazine, Darren is also the host of the bi-weekly "Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz" podcast, as co-produced with V13 (formerly He has also co-authored two published books, 2018's "Pocket Change: Your Happy Money" (Book Web Publishing) and 2019's "Good Advice From Professional Wrestling" (6623 Press), with a second podcast set for a June 2020 launch.

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