At the tapings, TJ Perkins, or simply TJP, returned to the promotion, defeating up-and-coming high-flying standout Ace Austin.
Perkins wrestled for the promotion in various stints for over a decade between 2004 and 2016. In his time with the promotion, Perkins wrestled as his long-running Puma persona, and even donned the Suicide mask and bodysuit for a time.
In July 2013, Perkins won the vacant X Division title in an Ultimate X match over Sonjay Dutt and Greg Marasciulo (Trent Beretta). He lost it three months later at Bound For Glory to Chris Sabin in another Ultimate X match.
In September 2016, Perkins defeated Kota Ibushi and Gran Metalik in one night to win WWE's Cruiserweight Classic, as well as the reinstituted Cruiserweight title, which he held for six and a half weeks before dropping it to The Brian Kendrick. Perkins was released from WWE in February 2019.