Gable Steveson is set to make his return to amateur wrestling.
Many wrestling fans have kept a close eye on Gable Steveson since the former Olympic Gold Medalist signed with WWE.
Despite being drafted to Raw in the 2021 WWE Draft, Steveson finally made his WWE in-ring debut for the NXT brand at their Great American Bash premium live event last month.
After wrestling to a double countout against Baron Corbin at the event, Steveson has been inconspicuously absent from NXT programming since then with no followup at all. This has led many to question when we will see him on WWE TV again.
On August 25, United World Wrestling announced the participants for the 2023 World Championships in freestyle wrestling, and Gable Steveson was among the competitors listed.
The tournament is set to be held from September 16 to September 24. UWW sent out the following press release for Steveson’s participation:
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.
Gable Steveson won the Olympic Gold Medal in freestyle wrestling in the 2020 Olympics and won gold in the 2017 Junior World Championships.
WrestleTalk will provide further updates on when Gable Steveson will make his WWE return when they become available.
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