Olympic gold medalist Gable Steveson signs with WWE

Gable Steveson, who won a gold medal at the 2020 Olympics last month, signed a contract with WWE, according to the Wrestling Observer. Steveson too alludes to the news on his Twitter account.

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It has long been rumored that Steveson would be interested in pursuing a career in professional wrestling after winning Olympic gold in amateur wrestling, and has repeatedly teased a meeting with Vince McMahon and other WWE officials. He also made an appearance in WWE Slam summer last month, alongside wrestling gold medalist Tamyra Mensah-Stock.

In addition to winning Olympic gold, Steveson is NCAA champion and winner of the Dan Gable Award.

Of course, Steveson won’t be the first Olympic gold medalist to make the leap into sports entertainment. He will follow in the footsteps of Kurt Angle, who won gold in 1996 (with a fucking broken neck) and went on to become one of the most famous Superstars in WWE history. Current WWE Superstar Chad Gable also competed in the 2012 Olympics.

WON notes that there are no known details of his contract or start date, and we also don’t know if he will be working through the WWE Performance Center before he debuts on the main roster.

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