AEW star and coach Mark Henry has shared his honest thoughts on Gable Steveson’s WWE in-ring debut, sharing his thoughts on what Steveson needs to succeed.
Almost two years on from signing his first WWE agreement in September 2021, the Olympic gold medalist wrestled his first pro-wrestling match at NXT The Great American Bash.
Steveson’s match against Baron Corbin only lasted a little over six minutes before ending via double countout.
Speaking on Busted Open Radio, Mark Henry noted that he believes Steveson needs a proper mentor in WWE.
Pitching a partnership with Kurt Angle, Henry said:
“He needs the proper mentorship. (it’s up to him to) impose (his) will on the fans.
“I think they are waiting on the office to do it, they’re waiting on the writers to do it. The writers are not in the ring. The writers are not in front of the people.
“The boss cannot come to the ring and say, ‘Hey guys, we’re paying this guy a lot of money. We want him to get over with you, here he is.’ It’s gonna go off like somebody taking a dump in church.
“You almost have to bring Kurt Angle back to be his manager and say, ‘He’s not me. He’s better than me.”
Steveson is often compared to Angle, with both stars winning Olympic gold before arriving in WWE.
Gable Steveson’s real brother, NXT star Damon Kemp, has now reacted to Steveson’s debut, which you can read more about right here.
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