Gable Steveson’s insane performance at the Tokyo Olympics back in 2021 made him a household name. Because of this, he eventually signed with WWE he finally got some use during NXT last month. His in-ring debut didn’t go as planned as fans booed him out of the building and it appears Gable will be competing in freestyle wrestling at the 2023 World Championships.
Steveston started appearing on NXT television, where he hit few German Suplexes. It was then confirmed that Gable Steveson will be squaring off against Baron Corbin at the Great American Bash, in what will be his first-ever WWE match.
During the Great American Bash match, fans completely turned on Gable Steveson and booed him throughout the match, shouting chants such as ‘You’re not Angle’ and many more. The match also ended in very divisive manner and he has been absent from NXT television ever since.
United World Wrestling announced the participants for the 2023 World Championships and among them will be Gable Steveson, who will be competing in freestyle wrestling. The tournament is set to start on September 16 and end on September 24.
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
We will have to see how Gable Steveson’s journey in WWE continues after all the negative reactions he got. After all, it is likely he will return to WWE once the tournament concludes.