Gable Steveson is coming to WWE.
WWE announced that Olympic gold medalist Gable Steveson has officially signed with the company. Steveson won the Olympic gold medal in 125 kg freestyle wrestling in Tokyo.
Steveson will join WWE while defending his NCAA title for the University of Minnesota. He won the National Championship for Minnesota in 2021 in the 285 lb division. Steveson's deal with WWE is a multi-year contract that will begin after he officially graduates from the University of Minnesota in May.
WWE signs Olympic gold medalist and reigning NCAA wrestling champion Gable Steveson to an exclusive agreement.
In the company’s first-ever NIL deal, Steveson will join the WWE roster while defending his NCAA title for the University of Minnesota.
Childhood dream accomplished.. I have officially signed with the @WWE!!! Thank you for the opportunity!! LETS WORK ----— Gable Steveson (@GableSteveson) September 9, 2021
"We all saw his physical ability prior to and at the Olympics," Nick Khan, WWE president and chief revenue officer, told ESPN. "What we also saw was that Gable has as much charisma as he does ability. Marketability and ability are both of great importance to us.
"This is just the starting line and nowhere close to the finish line. So our investment is based on how much we think of Gable now and how much bigger we think he can become."
It is unknown when Steveson will make his in-ring debut.