Ken Anderson Reveals He’s Training Gable Steveson

10 months ago by Sanchez Taylor

Ken Anderson Reveals He’s Training Gable Steveson WWE

Former WWE star Ken Anderson (fka Mr Kennedy and Mr Anderson) has revealed that he has been training Olympic gold medalist Gable Steveson.

Steveson signed an exclusive agreement with WWE in September 2021, with it noted that the star would join WWE full-time after graduating college.

The athlete notably got physical at WrestleMania 38 in April, suplexing Chad Gable following the Raw Tag Team Championship bout.

Speaking on INSIGHT with Chris Van Vliet, Ken Anderson confirmed that he has been showing Steveson the ropes, literally:

“I’ve been getting in the ring a lot more and rolling around with some of my students. I have a couple of students right now that have WWE tryouts, one guy that is signed to WWE. That’s Gable Steveson, who’s been training with us. He’s local, he lives in the Twin Cities, and he’s been signed now to Raw for a year, and they really haven’t done much with him.

“So he just wanted to (try it), he reached out and said, ‘Hey, can I come in and like just hit the ropes and stuff? So we’ve been doing a couple times a week with him, and I’ve got some of my best students working with him.

“He’s got some amazing innate ability that you just can’t teach somebody. The first time I remember he came in and I said ‘What do you know how to do?’ and he goes ‘Nothing.’ Have you taken a bump yet, and he said ‘I’ve never taken a bump.’ Do you know how to run the ropes? And he knew how to run the ropes kind of. And so I told him how to take his first bump.

“Normally I go through this whole progression where I have people hold on to the rope, and then they take a fall back and then push them over somebody’s back. And I just said like, tuck your chin, you know, drive your, drive your hips up to the ceiling, and you want to land in your, in your upper shoulder area. And he went boom, and did it almost perfectly.

“Then I told him, you know, to get up, there’s a certain way we get up to our right. And he got up the wrong way. I didn’t even have to say anything, he remembered halfway through and he like, reversed himself back down and then got up the right way. And I feel like that happens all the time.

“He’s already kind of having matches with a couple of our guys. He’s gonna be great. I think he just needs to tap into his verbal skills. And the thing is, he’s super charismatic, and he can talk, he really can. It’s just getting him to sort of take it to 10. He’s just a chill guy, he’s kind of relaxed, not stressed about anything.”

Gable Steveson’s brother, Damon Kemp (Bobby Steveson), currently wrestles for the NXT brand. WWE management reportedly views Damon Kemp as a future star, which you can read more about right here.

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