Olympic Gold Medalist “Doing Great” In WWE Training

Gable Steveson Tamyra Mensah-Stock WWE SummerSlam

Praise is high for an Olympic gold medalist who’s training at the WWE Performance Center.

Tamyra Mensah-Stock won gold in wrestling when she competed as part of the women’s freestyle 68 kg competition in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics – which were held in 2021. By achieving this feat, Mensah-Stock became the first Black woman in history to win gold in Olympic freestyle wrestling and only the second American woman to win gold in the sport.

Back in May, ESPN reported that Mensah-Stock had signed a WWE contract. The star admitted that sports entertainment had long been a dream, but waited to sign as she wanted to compete in another World Championship after coming in third place in 2021. She said:

“I didn’t want to end my career on that note. So I did another world championships, I wiped the floor with everybody, and I was like, ‘Man, this is not fun anymore. I need a change.’ Something in the back of my head that’s just been itching at me, a dream of mine for I don’t know how long. I just wanted to be in the WWE.”

Tamyra Mensah-Stock Is Taking To WWE “Like A Fish To Water”

According to a new report from Dave Meltzer in the latest edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Mensah-Stock is progressing well in her professional wrestling training and is receiving high praise backstage. Meltzer wrote:

“Reports on Olympic gold medalist Tamyra Mensah-Stock, who was the actual biggest name recent signing but has not debuted yet, are very strong. We’re told she’s doing great and taking to pro wrestling like a fish to water.”

Fellow Olympic gold medalist Gable Steveson is set to make his in-ring debut against Baron Corbin at NXT Great American Bash on July 30th. He signed with the company back in 2021.