Olympic gold medalist Gable Steveson has began training on a full-time basis at the WWE Performance Center after undergoing a heart procedure.
Steveson was drafted to WWE Raw in the 2021 WWE Raw draft, but has yet to wrestle on television. He has since appeared at WrestleMania 38 Nights One and Two.
According to ESPN, Gable had an ablation performed on his heart in September to treat Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) syndrome .
Steveson said the health issue was discovered in 2021 before he travelled to Tokyo for the Olympics, but he didn’t undergo the procedure until WWE’s medical staff advised him through the process
Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) syndrome is a relatively common congenital heart condition that causes the heart to beat abnormally fast for periods of time due to an extra electrical connection in the heart.
Speaking to ESPN, Steveson said:
“We’re just excited to get this journey started, it’s been a long road to get to this point.
“I feel that I’m capable of being in that top spot and I feel that I’m capable of handling that position in the right way.
“Right now, I’m just hammering out wrestling with the other WWE superstars and being able to diversify myself in there with my amateur wrestling and mixing in the pro wrestling, too, is going to be a big thing for me.”
Steveson won an Olympic gold medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in the men’s freestyle 125-kilogram wrestling class.
He is only the second gold medalist to be signed by the company, after Kurt Angle.
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