Jake Atlas announces that he’s stepping away from wrestling

Jake Atlas explains that there was nothing wrong at ROH Death Before Dishonor and says he's stepping away from wrestling

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Jake Atlas is choosing to step away from wrestling.

Coming off of his return to Ring of Honor at Death Before Dishonor, Jake Atlas took to social media and announced that he is stepping away from wrestling.

Jake fell in defeat to Taylor Rust at Death Before Dishonor and the 26-year-old had his first post-WWE match against EFFY at the ‘Big Gay Brunch’ show in Illinois on 9/5. Jake explained that he is not hurt or banged up, but simply cannot continue on in wrestling.

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 began his career in wrestling six years ago by training at Santino Bros. in California. He has competed for PWG, PROGRESS, GCW, ROH, IMPACT Wrestling, EVOLVE and WWE among other companies and promotions.

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