• Recently Released WWE Wrestler Announces Retirement From Pro-Wrestling
Former NXT wrestler Jake Atlas, who was released from WWE last month, has announced on Twitter that he is retiring from Pro-Wrestling.
Here’s what Atlas wrote:
“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.”
According to PWInsider, WWE sent the following text message to their wrestlers after this incident:
“As a reminder to our Talent, if you are dealing with a difficult personal matter and would like to speak with someone to get the support you need, please don’t hesitate to contact [Counseling Company Name Withheld] at [NUMBER DELETED] or WWE Medical.”
Former WWE wrestler & current Impact Wrestling World Tag Team Champion Karl Anderson tweeted the following in regards to this report:
“They suck bro.”
Anderson received a lot of heat and attention (which he most likely wanted) after this tweet.
This led to Jake Atlas sharing the following story on Twitter:
“I certainly don’t want to make this about me but this is important to speak up about. WWE paid for 6 months of my therapy & quite literally saved my life. Not everything is what it seems. People who are truly suffering from mental illness learn how to to hide it well. Reach out.”
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWE HISTORY (September 14, 2002) – WWE Velocity
On this day in 2003, World Wrestling Entertainment aired another episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWE Velocity’.
It included matches featuring the SmackDown! Superstars on the road to the ‘WWE Unforgiven 2002’ PPV.
Here’s the match-card:
– Rev. D-Von Dudley vs. Shannon Moore
– A-Train vs. Funaki
– Randy Orton vs. Billy Kidman
– Crash Holly & Hurricane Helms vs. Jamie Knoble & Tajiri