WWE has made a huge acquisition, reportedly signing Olympic gold medalist
Gable Steveson to a contract.
The 21-year-old won gold in the men’s freestyle wrestling at Tokyo 2020 and has
been hot property ever since. Dana White had attempted to lure the rising star to
the UFC. But it appears his attempts, for now, have been unsuccessful.
Having flirted with both the UFC and the WWE, as well as even a career in the NFL,
Gable Steveson cryptically tweeted: “Just put the pen to paper… ✍🏽.”
And according to the Wrestling Observer, it is McMahon that has convinced him to
sign on the dotted line.
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In a recent interview, Steveson teased some of what fans could expect if he were to
sign up with the WWE. He told Sports Illustrated: “If I ever go to WWE, I’d be a ‘Paul
Heyman guy “Heyman is a legend. We’d be two people doing great things, and that
would be a tough team to beat.
“And I’ve known Brock (Lesnar) since I was in high school.
“He’s been there for me for a long time, making sure I do things the right way and put
my best foot forward.”
The Minnesotan also revealed that stars from both the WWE and UFC have lent him
plenty of support. Steveson added: “WWE has been so great to me.
“Triple H, Brock, Heyman, Ric Flair, and so many others have been so supportive.
“So have people from UFC, like Daniel Cormier, Jon Jones, and Henry Cejudo, who
have also sent me congratulations.
“So many great organizations and teams have reached out. A scout from the Bills,
there is a connection with the Ravens.
“The Olympic gold medal is helping me see the world, so my next step is going to be a
big decision. I’m going to decompress now and think about it.”
With the WWE seemingly having won the race, fans can now get excited for
Steveson’s upcoming storylines and position within his new organization.