WWE has inked deals with several promising talents over the past few years. Few generated a buzz upon their signing like Olympic Gold Medalist Gable Steveson. He’s been absent from WWE programming, but that may change.

Gable Steveson pulling out of the Senior World Championships was noted as “weird”. Dave Meltzer noted on Wrestling Observer Radio at the time that, “it was so weird to me because last week he was still listed as doing it, but every time I asked people at WWE, ‘Is he doing it?’ I never got an answer … They had to approve him doing it.”

Ringside News exclusively reported in August that, Gable Steveson was an “NXT talent for now, main roster eyes are always on him though.” Now, there is a big question mark above Steveson’s head, because his name was reportedly removed from the roster.

PW Insider reports today that Gable Steveson was spotted in Green Bay, Wisconsin today, the site of the December 15th WWE SmackDown event. WWE has been known to bring in NXT Superstars to main roster shows in the past, and we have to wonder why Gable is around.


There was no confirmation that Gable Steveson will be on WWE SmackDown this week. He is around, so you have to think that they brought him in for a reason.

Gable Steveson was big signing for WWE, and the company even set up remote training facility, so he could continue to hone his craft in the ring as he continued his studies at the University of Minnesota. At that time, Steveson was thought to be exclusive to WWE. As the company’s first-ever NIL signing, it was said that Steveson joined the WWE roster while defending his NCAA title for the University of Minnesota.

Shawn Michaels said that he is working with Gable Steveson’s outside commitments. That hasn’t translated into any NXT debut, so we have to wonder if they could be saving him for something else.

We will have complete coverage of WWE SmackDown tonight, here at Ringside News. Keep checking back for comprehensive coverage, because you never know what will break next.

What’s your take on Gable Steveson showing up on WWE SmackDown this week? Let us know what you think in the comments!

Felix Upton

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