Jake Atlas has announced that he is completely stepping away from wrestling right now.
In a series of tweets, Atlas stated that he is prioritizing his mental health and exploring other opportunities outside of the wrestling world.
The tweets read as follows:
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 released from WWE last month, and he competed for Ring of Honor at the promotion’s Death Before Dishonor pay-per-view on September 12. He had been advertised for NJPW STRONG Showdown in Philadelphia in October.
In a recent interview, Atlas discussed how he had struggled with his mental health during his time with WWE.