Health complications aside, Olympic gold medalist Gable Steveson is now reportedly training full-time on his journey to becoming a WWE Superstar!
We are now edging closer to seeing Gable Steveson lace up his boots for the first time.
ESPN’s Mike Coppinger is reporting that Steveson, who was reported as having signed with WWE after participating in the Tokyo Olympic games, underwent heart surgery in September to treat Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome. He’s now training full-time at the WWE Performance Center.
Gable Steveson reportedly spoke to WWE regarding the issue before undergoing the surgery, detailing to ESPN how excited he is to officially get started with this next chapter of his life:
“We’re just excited to get this journey started, it’s been a long road to get to this point. I feel that I’m capable of being in that top spot and I feel that I’m capable of handling that position in the right way.
I’m a competitor, I’m an entertainer. I can do things that a lot of other big guys can’t. I look forward to putting that on display and sooner or later, taking over that top spot and being the guy that people want to see.”
Gable Steveson was officially announced as having signed with WWE on 9 September 2021, five days after teasing the news. A couple of appearances for Steveson have seen the freestyle amateur wrestler share a fistbump with Bobby Lashley, and suplex Chad Gable.
He’d previously won the gold medal in the 125kg men’s freestyle wrestling during the 2020 Tokyo Olympic games, officially held in 2021.