3 Reasons firing TJ Perkins was a mistake, and 3 reasons it was best for business.
Best for Business #1: TJ Perkins rubbed a lot of people the wrong way backstage
While it's always good to have a veteran presence in the locker room, sometimes you have to find the right person for the job, and that right person is NOT TJ Perkins.
Reportedly, TJ Perkins was difficult to work with backstage, both with his fellow pro wrestlers and, even worse, backstage producers and officials.
TJ Perkins has been wrestling for longer than some of the WWE's top stars have even had careers, and no doubt in that time he has accumulated a vast wealth of knowledge. However, there is a way to carry oneself backstage that TJ evidently never learned. No one is bigger than the pro wrestling business, but TJ Perkins's conceited attitude may have rubbed many the wrong way in the WWE locker room.