As a young wrestling fan, it is a dream for all to one day wrestle in WWE. Hardcore wrestling fans still share that dream to this day, but only a handful can achieve it. Tokyo 2020 Olympic Gold medalist Gable Steveson has just achieved this dream.
The 21-year-old wrestler from Minnesota, United States, has just declared that he signed a contract with WWE. We are thrilled and excited for him and will keep a close eye on his future.
Childhood dream accomplished.. I have officially signed with the @WWE!!! Thank you for the opportunity!! LETS WORK
— Gable Steveson (@GableSteveson) September 9, 2021
ESPN WWE put out this statement —
“The 21-year-old signed a NIL deal with WWE that will allow him to attend the University of Minnesota for his senior year and defend the Division I national championship at heavyweight. WWE will set up a remote training facility for Steveson near campus where he’ll learn the finer points of in-ring work with WWE coaches.”
CHIBA, JAPAN AUGUST 6, 2021: Gold medalist USA’s Gable Dan Steveson celebrates the golden medal after the men’s freestyle 125kg wrestling competition during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Makuhari Messe in Tokyo on August 6, 2021. ( (Photo by Stringer/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
There was a lot of talk ongoing about his next destination after the Olympic win. Finally, the official news is here and the fans couldn’t be happier.
Gable Steveson gave us a hint long ago
The Gold Medalist made a surprise appearance during WWE SummerSlam 2021 along with fellow Gold Medalist Tamyra Mensah-Stock. We did not pick up on it back then, but now it all makes sense. Could even Tamyra sign with WWE soon?
CHIBA, JAPAN – AUGUST 06: Gold medalist Gable Dan Steveson of Team United States poses with the gold medal during the Men’s Freestyle 125kg medal ceremony on day fourteen of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Makuhari Messe Hall on August 06, 2021 in Chiba, Japan. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
WWE is making good progress by signing an upcoming talent. After all the released superstars, a popular signing such as this is a breath of fresh air. Is this a response to All Elite Wrestling and their recent success? Comment down below and let us know!
Special talents like Steveson do not come very often. WWE should be proud of their signing.
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