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Former WWE NXT star Jake Atlas is stepping away from pro wrestling



Former WWE NXT star Jake Atlas (Kenny Marquez) announced on Twitter that he is stepping away from professional wrestling right now and he will explore "different industries" to find his passion again.

Atlas tweeted, "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’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."

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"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."

Many believe that Atlas can be a big star and he was widely praised for his in-ring work before he signed with WWE. Sadly, he was not featured as a top star during his time in WWE NXT.

In a follow-up tweet, Atlas said that he deals with major anxiety. We wish him the best on whatever he decides to do.