Stephanie McMahon Responds To Jake Atlas On His Coming Out Story 'The Pride Issue'
NXT newcomer Jake Atlas is featured in People magazine’s latest The Pride Issue 2020 talking about coming out and having his in-ring work speak for itself.
Stephanie McMahon wrote on Twitter, that "Way to go @iamjakeatlas! I’m so proud of you! You’ve come a long way since @undercover_cbs! @people @WWENXT @WWE.
As you know that The new WWE NXT wrestling star is the first out-gay man signed to the sport.
Jake Atlas spoke to People's Magzine that “I came out when I was 15,” he remembers. “I didn't tell a friend. I went straight to my mom. When I told her it was the first time that I uttered the word ‘gay.’ I didn't even say bisexual, because I knew I had been lying to myself. I was crying and I even said the words, ‘I know this is wrong, but I'm gay.’ ”
By that point, his mother was crying too. “I know that more than anything, she was crying out of disappointment. And she brought religion into it. It was a difficult moment,".
As a native resident of California, Marquez trained at the local Santino Bros. Wrestling Academy, making his in-ring debut on August 6, 2016, under the ring name Jake Atlas. He first appeared with Stephanie McMahon on an episode of Celebrity Undercover Boss. On October 23, 2019, Atlas officially signed with WWE. On April 1, 2020, episode of NXT, Atlas was defeated by Dexter Lumis in his debut.
Jake Atlas speaking more on Gay-life that "but you’re not going to watch me because I’m gay. You’re going to watch me because I’m good"
Jake Atlas said The pain — including periods of depression and a suicide attempt — propelled Atlas forward. He still deals with anxiety, though.
He later, came out very publicly, on Twitter to make the official statement on being a Gay.
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