Are WWE Stars In The Mix For Olympic Place?

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A new report has given an update on the Olympic hopes of two WWE stars.

Off the back of winning Olympic gold medals, Gable Steveson and Tamyra Mensah-Stock eventually found their way to WWE. While both stars found success at the Tokyo Games, it’s been confirmed they won’t be defending their titles.

Mensah-Stock won gold in the 68kg women’s freestyle event, while Steveson claimed top spot in the men’s 125kg freestyle category.

In a Wrestling Observer Daily Update, Dave Meltzer noted that Steveson and Mensah-Stock aren’t listed for the upcoming Olympic trials.

While nobody expected them to compete, with the seedings announced for the Olympic trials this weekend, Gable Steveson and Tamyra Mensah-Stock of WWE are not listed as competing. Both had qualified.

Mensah-Stock has been wrestling on some NXT shows while Steveson hasn’t wrestled in the past few weeks that I’m aware of.

Almost all the best American wrestlers, men and women, are competing for spots on the three Olympic teams in tournaments on Friday and Saturday at Penn State.

The USA Network will be airing prime time both nights, and Peacock will be airing all the matches throughout both days.

The only wrestlers we’re aware of under a WWE deal are Mason Parris, who has been seeded into the finals by winning the nationals, and Greg Kerkvliet, who seeded No. 3 in that tournament where the winner faces Parris in 2/3 bouts.

Tamyra Mensah-Stock Impressing WWE Officials

At a NXT live event on March 30th, Mensah-Stock wrestled her first WWE match defeating Breanna Covington.

After the match it was reported that Tamyra Mensah-Stock was impressing WWE coaches, and had been doing so for several months.

While Steveson signed with WWE amid much fanfare, his career to date has fallen well short of the hype. The star has wrestled just once on television since joining the company in 2021, although he’s wrestled at live events on a regular basis in recent months.