During the latest set of tapings for AEW Dark, former WWE Superstar Jake Atlas made his debut for the company.
Atlas, who was released from his WWE contract during WWE’s talent cuts on August 6th of this year, would make the decision to retire the following month. Atlas at the time would state that focusing on his mental health was his reason for stepping away from the ring. Commenting at the time, he said this:
“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.”
However, it now appears that Atlas has decided to come out of retirement, with the former NXT superstar facing off against Serpentico. It is also being reported that after his match, AEW President Tony Khan walked out and shook Atlas’ hand, suggesting this might not be a one-time deal.
You can check out some images from Jake Atlas’ debut in AEW below:
— Kyle (@KyleNiblett) December 29, 2021
— Will Henderson (@willh94) December 29, 2021
— JJ Williams (@JJWilliamsWON) December 29, 2021
— Tarra (@Tarratastic) December 29, 2021
Signed or not I am so happy to see Jake Atlas pic.twitter.com/Rr4yGuFc93
— Chad H Protagonist Shepard (@KingRamenPapi) December 29, 2021