After stepping away from the ring for almost four months due to mental health issues, pro wrestler and LGBTQ icon Jake Atlas has officially signed with All Elite Wrestling.

The move was announced by AEW founder Tony Khan via Twitter Tuesday, one day after Atlas debuted on AEW Dark: Elevation. He defeated Serpentico and shook hands with Khan following the match, foreshadowing the signing.

“Congratulations on winning your tryout match last night, Jake Atlas! What a great AEW debut,” Khan said. “Welcome to the team!”

Atlas will be in Newark, N.J., on Wednesday for AEW Dynamite, though it’s unclear if he will appear on the live AEW Dynamite broadcast or participate in AEW Dark: Elevation tapings prior to the broadcast.


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“If only everyone knew every detail leading up to this. This means everything to me,” Atlas said in response to the announcement. “Cliché but I really have a lot to prove now. This year, whether you love me or hate me, you’re going to know me. It is what it is. Superstar is back. Thank you, Tony Khan.”

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