Jake Atlas Issues Statement On His WWE Release And Future, Confirms Non-Compete

Jake Atlas took to Twitter this morning and issued a statement on his WWE NXT release.

Atlas confirmed that he is under a 30-day non-compete clause, which will make him a free agent after Sunday, September 5. He is taking bookings via jakeatlas01@gmail.com.

Atlas noted that he worked hard to "play the game" the way he thought WWE wanted him to, and looked forward to when he's able to do things way.

"For 5 years, I worked hard to play the game the way I thought they would have wanted me to. If in that time I was able to accomplish all that I have with a limited understanding of who & what 'Jake Atlas' is, imagine what I'm capable of doing now that I get to do it MY way," Atlas wrote.

Atlas, who just celebrated 5 years in pro wrestling with a tweet on Friday afternoon before he was released, signed with WWE in October 2019 after appearing on a 2018 episode of Celebrity Undercover Boss with WWE Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon, as an indie wrestler. He was hired as a WWE Ambassador on the show, and made some "Be A Star" appearances. Atlas' last match came on the July 30 WWE 205 Live show, a win over Ari Sterling, who was also cut on Friday.

As noted, WWE released several NXT talents on Friday night – Atlas, Sterling, Desmond Troy, Bronson Reed, Tyler Rust, Bobby Fish, Leon Ruff, Mercedes Martinez, Asher Hale, Zechariah Smith, Giant Zanjeer, Kona Reeves, and referee Stephon Smith.

Stay tuned for more. Below are Jake's tweets from today, along with the anniversary tweet he made on Friday, just a few hours before getting cut: