Jake Atlas was released from WWE’s NXT brand along with many more in a round of cuts. A few of those released NXT Superstars are already making waves on the indies and in AEW, but Jake Atlas has decided to take a different path.

Atlas revealed in a series of tweets that he is stepping away from the pro wrestling business. He asked for respect as he makes this transition and he will not accept any interviews, dates, or other pro wrestling engagements. Jake Atlas made it clear to note that he is not injured, but his time in pro wrestling is “completely” done for now.

I’m not concussed or “banged up.” I simply just can’t keep going anymore. Take your mental health seriously, both for yourselves & for each other, because we only have one life to live. Thank you to anyone who did support me for 5 years. I didn’t do much, but what I did was fun.

I’m stepping away from wrestling completely right now so please don’t ask me to do interviews/appearances. I’d like my privacy to be respected. At 26 years old, I’ve got my entire life ahead of me & I’m choosing to explore completely different industries to find my passion again.

Unfortunately, it was unhealthy for me the entire time. I just learned how to hide it really well. I hope that friends & fans I’ve made alike continue to support me no matter what.

Atlas followed those tweets up with another to say that he has a lot of anxiety over what he just tweeted out. He wants fans to be respectful of his decision, “I have major anxiety just having done that, please be sensitive. Thank you.”

We’re wishing Jake Atlas the best in whatever he does next. He has a lot of potential in the pro wrestling ring, but everyone has their own journeys through life.

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Felix Upton

Felix Upton has been writing professionally since 1989. His first writing job was penning advertisements for local newspapers around New York. After selling his grandfather’s pinball repair shop back in 2017, he was hired on for publish news for Ringside News.

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