Olympic Gold Medallist Gable Steveson recently won his second consecutive NCAA Heavyweight Championship. After retiring from amateur wrestling, he is looking forward to starting a new chapter of his life in WWE as he recently signed with the company. The big question remains about when he will debut.
Steveson recently sat down with MMA Hour where he discussed his WWE debut. He is receiving advice from true veterans of the company like Paul Heyman. He is talking with the Wise Man and also has a good relationship with Triple H, who also reached out to show him lots of love.
“All the time, yeah,” he said about Heyman. “I’m in contact with all of them. Triple H, Triple H reached out and he sends a lot of love for me. I think Triple H is really high on me, and him and me have a good connection. He’s a great dude. Nick Khan, he’s another executive in WWE. He’s a really good dude too. He reached out. They all show a lot of love and I think that’s really, really cool.”
Steveson also fueled his widely speculated WWE debut date, which is thought to be sometime around during WrestleMania weekend. However, the specific start date for him is currently unknown.
“It’ll start the day WrestleMania hits or after that. I mean, I don’t know like, my exact start date is in the middle of April. So they’re letting me finish school. They’re letting me do my thing, and then Monday Night Raws will either come really soon or shortly after that. But I’m planning on getting on TV and getting in the ring on TV really, really soon. Probably the next, after WrestleMania.”
It is believed that Stevenson’s WWE career will start directly on the main roster of the red brand, which he also claimed to be the case. Steveson thinks he won’t be following his brother Bobby on the NXT brand when he debuts in the company.
“As of right not I’m not, I believe so,” he said on missing NXT. “I think NXT is a great program. My brother is on NXT so I love to watch it and tune in, and he’s doing a great job down there too. So I think the plan for me was to go to Monday Night Raw and start out there just produce myself and just be myself on TV right there.”
To accommodate Steveson, the company has set up a remote training facility for him near the University of Minnesota campus, where he can work with WWE coaches in his free time outside the class. The Olympic Gold Medalist also has access to the WWE’s Performance Centre in Orlando. We’ll have to wait and see when Steveson shows up on the red brand.
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