Gable Steveson’s Next Move Revealed

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It appears that Gable Steveson has his eye on a major competition that doesn’t involve being in a WWE ring at least for now.

The WWE in-ring debut of freestyle wrestling Olympic Gold Medalist Gable Steveson took place at last month’s Great American Bash event when he faced WWE veteran Baron Corbin.

Many people felt the match was disappointing with the the fans booing Steveson loudly even though he was supposed to be the babyface against the heel Corbin. The match only went 6:34 and ended as a double countout. Fans chanted “bulls**t” at the finish and kept on booing Steveson.

Since the Great American Bash, Gable Steveson hasn’t appeared on NXT television nor has he been mentioned except by Corbin dismissing him.

While Steveson signed a WWE contract in September 2021, there has been plenty of speculation that he wants to compete in this year’s freestyle wrestling World Championships and pursue another Olympic Gold Medal next summer in Paris as well.

Gable Steveson Competing At 2023 World Championships

It has been announced that Gable Steveson will be competing at the amateur freestyle wrestling 2023 World Championships, which is an important event on the road to the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris. Steveson won his first Olympic Gold Medal at 21 years old in 2021, so he has plenty of years ahead of him if he wants to compete again.

The amateur freestyle wrestling World Championships take place from September 16-24 in Belgrade, Serbia.

United World Wrestling revealed a list of entrants competing in the tournament and they wrote this about Steveson.

At 125kg, Gable STEVESON (USA) is set to return after a substantial absence. The 21-year-old sensation made waves at the Tokyo Olympic Games, stunning the wrestling community with his triumph.

He managed to defeat now-reigning world champion Taha AKGUL (TUR) and three-time world champion Geno PETRIASHVILI (GEO) en route to Olympic glory.

Following his Olympic gold, Steveson took a brief retirement from wrestling to pursue a career in WWE. However, he has since added another Olympic gold to his aspirations.

During Steveson’s absence, young contender Amir ZARE (IRI) has emerged as a dominant figure in the weight class. Zare claimed world gold in Oslo before relinquishing the crown to Rio Olympic champion Akgul in Belgrade.

A highly anticipated clash between Zare and Steveson is eagerly awaited by fans after numerous exchanges on social media.

There has been no announcement or statement by WWE about this, but it’s likely that they will be supportive of Steveson’s athletic pursuits.