Ex-WWE Superstar Jake Atlas Taking A Break From Wrestling Due To Mental Health Issues


Former WWE Superstar Jake Atlas took to Twitter today and announced that he’ll be “stepping away from wrestling completely right now” and encouraged people to take mental health seriously.

WWE released Atlas back in August of last year. He appeared at Sunday night’s ROH Death Before Dishonor pay-per-view event and the ending of his match had some fans concerned that he may have suffered a concussion but he denies that.


Atlas said,

“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.”

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