Gable Steveson became a major name in the world of sports due to his terrific performance at the Tokyo Olympics. WWE already made it clear they want to sign him and Steveson is responsible for starting a bidding war between WWE and the UFC. Gable previously revealed that he wants to become a UFC Champion as well.
It was also reported that Gable Steveson was in talks with Bellator but it is unlikely ever sign with the promotion. On top of that, Vince McMahon is going all out to sign Gable Steveson to a WWE contract.
It was also said that the UFC isn’t trying anywhere nearly as much as WWE as far as signing him to a contract is concerned. Steveson also made it clear that he has no interest in going to AEW.
While speaking to Wrestling Observer Radio, AEW President Tony Khan talked about Gable Steveson being in talks with WWE and appearing on WWE television. Khan made it clear that while WWE spoke to Steveson, Khan spoke to CM Punk, which is arguably the company’s biggest acquisition to date.
“Well they’ve been talking to him and I’ve been talking to CM Punk so God bless them but I do a lot of work. I signed Alexander Mitrovic, who’s a player for Fulham to a contract extension and you know, he’s a really important player for us who scored a goal today and had an assist that was a great assist and is an important player to Fulham. And, you know, been talking to Mitro and CM Punk and plenty of other people.
I’ve got a ton of respect for Gable Stevenson said he’s a great athlete. A lot of smart people have mentioned that name to me. It could be a good fit if he was interested, I think. But it seems like he’s got a lot of other people talking to him too. So I don’t know. If he went to UFC I think that’d be great. Dana is my really good friend and I really support what they do.”
We will have to wait and see whether he will sign with WWE or UFC in the future as the sky is the limit for Gable Steveson right now. Regardless, not signing Steveson doesn’t make any difference to Tony Khan.
h/t to Inside The Ropes for the quotes.
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