TJP tells all about his release from WWE.
WWE announced yesterday via their social media platforms that Tye Dillinger, Hideo Itami and former WWE Cruiserweight Champion TJP had been released from their respective contracts. Itami and Dillinger asked for their releases while TJP did not ask for his. Upon the news breaking that TJP was let go from the sports-entertainment company, many rumors began to make the rounds about why he was let go. One of those rumors had to do with TJP's new tattoos and he clarified on Twitter that even Vince McMahon commented on the new ink in a positive manner.
TJP went on to respond to a plethora of questions that fans had about why he was let go from WWE and briefly went over what's next for him:
Hey so there’s a lot of messages/tweets/texts/emails/calls for me right now and it’s a bit overwhelming. If I miss your message here I apologize. Many are expressing sadness, and thank you, but its ok. And those who hate me w/a passion, thank you too. Sincerely. Thx for watching.— ---- TEDDY PLAYER ONE ---- (@MegaTJP) February 23, 2019
I mean, the boss thought they were pretty cool last Tuesday when we met ----...and also when he gave me permission to get them 6 months ago. https://t.co/GmisNHFCph— ---- TEDDY PLAYER ONE ---- (@MegaTJP) February 23, 2019
There was nothing negative. I have been swinging for the fences quietly behind the curtain for a year and this was a “spread your wings” thing. Boss said he respected my effort and dilligence and it just didn’t fit what they wanted. It’s not my call, and I’m cool with it. https://t.co/91nKAc8Mpk— ---- TEDDY PLAYER ONE ---- (@MegaTJP) February 23, 2019
Thats just one thing I expressed. My goal was, and still is, to get back to representing Filipinos and give us what Eddie and Rey gave to Latino’s. I inquired about every position, top to bottom, on any card(RAW, SD, NXT, UK). It was never about one spot, it was about ANY spot. https://t.co/Qw5dmDIzCs— ---- TEDDY PLAYER ONE ---- (@MegaTJP) February 23, 2019
Thought about it several times but no I never believe in quitting. For months the mutual goal was to find a way for me to accomplish my goals on a bigger platform. Tuesday was the same. But inevitably that doesn’t fit into what they want to do. I’m only a cog in a big machine. https://t.co/86Fp4WYBKx— ---- TEDDY PLAYER ONE ---- (@MegaTJP) February 23, 2019
Hey it’s ok. The goal was never IC title. That was for Filipinos more than it was for me. My goal was to represent them in a way that would work there. It wasn’t a good fit for them. It’s ok, the show isn’t about me and I’m proud to keep that goal alive with whatever is next. https://t.co/MoUnbhhHMv— ---- TEDDY PLAYER ONE ---- (@MegaTJP) February 23, 2019
I appreciate that. It’s hard to get back in the cupboard when you’ve expressed how much you are outgrowing your place in it, but the space you need on another shelf is not there for you. It’s not my cupboard, and I am very grateful they made space for me to begin with. https://t.co/dicOV1LUcI— ---- TEDDY PLAYER ONE ---- (@MegaTJP) February 23, 2019
There’s nothing for me to be upset about. And i am very lucky to have been given a shot to play for that team. I’m very proud of my community and for better or worse would die on our sword every single time. What my culture means to me is worth it. https://t.co/KLt420VkU6— ---- TEDDY PLAYER ONE ---- (@MegaTJP) February 23, 2019
The winner of the inaugural Cruiserweight Classic tournament along with Hideo and Tye Dillinger were the talk of social media yesterday and to listen to Fightful's video news update about their releases, head over to the Fightful Pro Wrestling YouTube channel.