Jake Atlas Isn't Expected Back In AEW, Was On Per-Appearance Deal

It's no surprise to anyone, but Jake Atlas is not expected back in All Elite Wrestling.

Fightful was told this morning that former NXT talent Jake Atlas was not coming back to AEW. Atlas was injured in his first week in All Elite Wrestling, and initially we were told by AEW higher ups that they were hopeful his injury was not as bad as feared. However, he was sidelined with a torn ACL.

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Despite having received an "All Elite" graphic generally reserved for full-time signings, we've heard from multiple AEW sources that claimed Jake Atlas was on a per-appearance deal. When he was injured, that deal was paused and Atlas was no longer officially tied to the company.

In May, Atlas was arrested for domestic violence against his boyfriend after scratching him. Fightful reached out to AEW for comment in May but didn't hear back.

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