Olympic Gold Medalist, Gable Steveson, achieved his first WWE victory this week, despite ongoing uncertainty regarding his WWE status.
In 2021, Steveson inked a deal with WWE, becoming only the second Olympic Gold Medalist to join the wrestling behemoth, following in the revered footsteps of Kurt Angle. Although he was initially drafted to the Raw brand that same year, Steveson never stepped into the ring on the red brand. This year’s WWE draft didn’t feature his name among RAW’s picks either.
Steveson’s much-anticipated WWE debut eventually occurred at NXT Great American Bash, where he faced off against Baron Corbin in a match that ended in a count-out draw.
However, recent events have cast doubts over Steveson’s WWE future, leading to questions surrounding his wrestling career. His removal from WWE’s roster only fueled speculations about his future in the squared circle.
In a surprising twist, Gable Steveson resurfaced at an NXT house show in Sebring, Florida, and locked horns with Dante Chen. According to a Twitter user who attended the event, their clash was a back-and-forth affair. Steveson sealed his victory with an ankle lock, paying homage to wrestling icon Kurt Angle.
Steveson’s maiden triumph not only marked a significant moment in his career but also treated fans at the Alan Jay Arena in Sebring, Florida, to an unforgettable night of professional wrestling action.
As the wrestling world eagerly awaits further updates on Gable Steveson’s WWE journey, this victory stands as a testament to his prowess in the ring.
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