Jake Atlas Announces He's Stepping Away From Wrestling

Jake Atlas is stepping away from wrestling.

Jake Atlas took to social media to announce he will be stepping away from wrestling completely right now. Atlas wrestled Taylor Rust (formerly Tyler Rust) at ROH Death Before Dishonor. The match seemingly ended abruptly with some believing that Atlas had been "banged up" or concussed, but that was never confirmed.

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Atlas stated he was not concussed or "banged up," he simply can't keep going anymore. He also implored fans to take their mental health seriously.

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.

I have major anxiety just having done that, please be sensitive. Thank you.

Atlas was advertised for NJPW STRONG Showdown in Philadelphia in October.

Atlas recently spoke to Denise Salcedo about his mental health, saying WWE took care of him. You can find his full comments by clicking here.

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