Olympic wrestler and WWE prospect Gable Steveson secured a gold medal in the men’s freestyle 125kg wrestling at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, and he plans on celebrating the way any wrestling fan knows how.
Speaking to Sports Illustrated, Steveson revealed that he will be on his way to Las Vegas next weekend to be at WWE’s SummerSlam show at Allegiant Stadium.
“I’m heading over to Vegas to watch the champ Roman Reigns do his thing. John Cena is great, but he’s still going to have to acknowledge Roman Reigns,”
Gable has been a prospect that WWE has had an eye on for a while, mainly due to Paul Heyman heavily fueling the fire. Gable talked about how he would love to be paired with Paul Heyman if he were to go to WWE, saying:
“If I ever go to WWE, I’d be a ‘Paul Heyman Guy.’ Heyman is a legend. We’d be two people doing great things, and that would be a tough team to beat. And I’ve known Brock since I was in high school. He’s been there for me for a long time, making sure I do things the right way and put my best foot forward, WWE has been so great to me. Triple H, Brock, Heyman, Ric Flair and so many others have been so supportive. So have people from UFC, like Daniel Cormier, Jon Jones and Henry Cejudo, who have also sent me congratulations. So many great organizations and teams have reached out. A scout from the Bills, there is a connection with the Ravens. The Olympic gold medal is helping me see the world, so my next step is going to be a big decision. I’m going to decompress now and think about it.”
Gable seems eager to get his foot in the door at the Performance Center, as he sent out a simple tweet earlier today, waving at WWE Chairman Vince McMahon.
— Gable Steveson (@GableSteveson) August 11, 2021
Tamyra Mensah-Stock, who also secured a gold medal in wrestling at the Tokyo Olympics, also expressed her desire to join WWE.