He has gold. Titles are the most important part of almost any wrestling show because they are the easiest story to tell. You can see someone winning, defending, losing or chasing a title and everyone can understand the concept without too much trouble. It’s worked since the beginning of pro wrestling, but this time someone won a title they won’t lose.
Gable Steveson won the NCAA Heavyweight Championship this weekend for the second year in a row. After the match, Steveson officially retired from amateur wrestling. Steveson signed with WWE last year and appeared at Summerslam before being drafted to Monday Night Raw in the 2021 WWE Draft. He is expected to begin working full-time with WWE in the near future.
Opinion: This is the kind of thing that will work really well for WWE because they know how to market a back-to-back NCAA champion and gold medalist. That alone is going to take Steveson far and leave him set for a huge WWE career if that’s what he wants to do. If he comes close to the career of the only other Olympic gold medalist in WWE, it will be a huge hit, because WWE can always use another Kurt Angle-style wrestler.
What can Steveson do in WWE? Who do you want to see him face first? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 60,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling critic since 2009 with over 6,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.
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