Gable Steveson is balancing both amateur and professional wrestling training.
The University of Minnesota product, who last year was drafted to Monday Night Raw in the WWE Draft, recently spoke with KSTP’s Darren Wolfson and said that his in-ring training is still primarily happening at WWE's Performance Center, but that his own site will be up and running right away. Not only that, but he would eventually like to see it become a wrestling academy.
So I'm still working out all the things with that. I have the opportunity to go down to the Performance Center, stay for a day, and practice. My brother is down there too, so I can go down there and say what's up. My training site is still getting hit here and is about to be up for good. When that time comes I'm going to try and create a wrestling academy, like the Gable Steveson Academy for -- like kids can come in and practice our wrestling, and then there can be a WWE ring, there can be a UFC ring. So we're trying to turn it into a big little thing that gives people an opportunity to grow and be around me too and see how I made to the spot I am today, he said.
The defending NCAA Heavyweight Champion and Olympic Gold Medalist wrestled his final home match for the Gophers last night. Though he still has the Big Ten and NCAA Championships ahead of him, Gable revealed that he has WrestleMania on his calendar as soon as those wrap up.
"Right when March ends, I'm picking it up. II think I'm, I'll probably head to WrestleMania and do some -- I don't know what from there, but you'll see. It just picks up again, there's no break," Steveson said.
During a recent appearance on After The Bell, Steveson discussed the comparisons between himself and Kurt Angle. Click here to read his comments.
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