Gable Steveson, an Olympic gold medalist, signed a multi-year contract with the WWE in September as part of the first-ever exclusive NIL programme, and was drafted to the RAW brand during the 2021 WWE Draft in October. He has yet to make his official WWE debut, but that could change soon.
Gable Steveson turned to Twitter shortly after becoming a two-time NCAA Wrestling Heavyweight Champion, writing, “Dear Wrestling, Thank you,” he says, ostensibly as a way of bidding goodbye to amateur wrestling. The Olympic gold medalist then returned to Twitter, writing, “I’ll also be at #WrestleMania. It’s now or never!! “But, apparently to preserve his WWE WrestleMania 38 appearance a surprise, he promptly deleted the message.
According to a report from F4WOnline.com from October, WWE was planning a big WrestleMania 38 debut for Steveson, though it’s unclear if he was training for it during his senior year of college, despite the WWE’s plans to set up a remote training facility for him near the University of Minnesota campus, where he’d work with several WWE coaches to learn the WWE style of in-ring action. Gable Steveson, who finished his amateur wrestling career with an 85-2 record, will begin his WWE contract in May after graduating from the University of Minnesota.