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WWE CWC: Fil-Am Perkins advances to the 2nd round

/ 06:17 PM July 21, 2016
Fil-Am star TJ Perkins (right) made Germany's Da Mack tap out to his kneebar to advance to the second round of the WWE Cruiserweight Classic. Photo by WWE.com

Fil-Am star TJ Perkins (right) made Germany’s Da Mack tap out to his kneebar to advance to the second round of the WWE Cruiserweight Classic. Photo by WWE.com

Motivated to make a mark in the big stage, Fil-Am TJ Perkins took the first step in achieving that dream, advancing in the second round of the WWE Cruiserweight Classic Wednesday (Thursday Manila time).

The 31-year-old put his technical prowess in full display as he faced off against Da Mack of Germany.

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After a grueling exchange, Perkins caught Da Mack in a body scissors and transitioned it to his signature kneebar.

He will next face the winner of the first round match between tag team partners Johnny Gargano and Tomasso Ciampa.

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Perkins joined Japanese buzzsaw Tajiri, Puerto Rican luchador Lince Dorado, and Japanese hardhitter Akira Tozawa in the second batch of stars to advance in the 32-man tourney.

Other early winners in the first round include Gran Metalik of Mexico, Ho Ho Lun of Hong Kong, Cedric Alexander of USA, and Kota Ibushi of Japan.

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