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Jake Atlas signs with WWE, expected to start in January

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Budding indie star Jake Atlas has signed a WWE deal, reported by both SoCal Uncensored and Last Word on Wrestling and confirmed by our Dave Meltzer.

According to SCU's sources, Atlas will report to the WWE Performance Center in January and has been telling indie promoters he's no longer available after December. The California native continued to turn heads at this year's PWG Battle of Los Angeles where talent scouts from WWE and AEW were present.

The 24-year-old recently worked for Ring of Honor and has turned down offers from both Impact Wrestling and MLW.

"The word on the street is that he grew up with WWE, and that was his dream. It’s actually a surprise they haven’t taken him. He has a good look, a good physique, had charisma and can go in the ring. Friends of his said that they recommend he go with AEW because they’re looking at doing things right now with new people whereas in WWE it would be a long wait. In the end, it probably depends on who sells themselves best to him as to plans," Meltzer wrote.

Atlas (real name Kenny Marquez) has been wrestling for just three years and made headlines in February 2018 when he announced he was gay.