Chad Gable Talks Being Involved In Special Olympics Events, Says Affecting People 'Feels Great'

Chad Gable is delighted to give back to the fans.

WWE is often known for giving back to the community in hundreds of different ways. The company has many separate programs that exist for the sole purpose of benefiting kids in need, former and current military personnel, and Special Olympics athletes, along with many others.

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Many talent within the company have expressed joy in these events, as they are much bigger than the sport of professional wrestling. In a new interview with Fightful, Chad Gable echoed this sentiment, noting that he loves to have a special affect on people.

"It’s so cool. We do so many different appearances, and you just listed a handful of what seems endless. We’ve done so many. I personally ascribe to be heavily a part of the Special Olympics stuff. Just because, first of all, I have an Olympic background, but also my nephew has epilepsy. He’s heavily involved in Special Olympics. He does sports in Minnesota. You take away so much from these things. Like the kids and their attitudes, and their energy, and their work ethic, it’s unbelievable. Then you watch them do this stuff, and I’m pouring sweat from helping them out and cheering them on all day. I’m amped up. I want to go wrestle. It’s so wholesome and so inspiring to watch them. So, you leave these things thinking, ‘This is what I’m meant to be doing.’ You’re giving back. The wrestling is great; I love the wrestling, but when you can have an effect on people like this, it really shows you you’re doing the right thing. It feels great."

Gable also talked about how he connects with fans outside of the ring, despite the fact that he's a bad guy on television.

"It’s so cool and I think that’s maybe the sign that you got it right is that you can be the bad guy on TV and get booed when you’re supposed to, but when people see you out or in public, they want to talk to you. They want to do your catchphrase and have a good time with you. I think even the people in the arenas are starting to find that same vibe with us because it’s a thing where I think they are really starting to love to hate us and not so much, ‘Oh, not those guys again.’ I think it takes a while. It took me a long time to let our WWE Universe see that side of me. Everybody finds it eventually. You just gotta find your own way there, man."

Elsewhere in the interview, Gable talked about how he happy to still get to work with Jason Jordan. To learn more, click here.

Fans can see Fightful's full interview with Chad Gable linked above.

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