Gable Steveson, who has often teased jumping to WWE, has won the gold medal in Olympic Freestyle Heavyweight Wrestling, and in true WWE dramatic fashion, it came down to the final second.
Gable Steveson defeated Georgia’s Geno Petriashvili with a final score of 9-8, with a buzzer-beating move in the final second you just barely make it and secure the gold medal for the United States of America.
Steveson, who has mentioned often that he wants to transition to WWE, received support from the entire professional wrestling universe who were in awe of his ability to pull out the victory.
Holy cow. Incredible win! https://t.co/DLolKNzp36— Ian Riccaboni (@IanRiccaboni) August 6, 2021
A GOLD-MEDAL celebration!!!— Triple H (@TripleH) August 6, 2021
Congratulations to @GableSteveson on his performance at the #TokyoOlympics. Focused until the last second, another gold meal for @USAWrestling and #TeamUSA!!!! https://t.co/3ngH9Mrbok
OLYMPIC CHAMPION!!!!! https://t.co/Y0AbnvNeYA— Nash Carter (@NashCarterWWE) August 6, 2021
Fightful’s Sean Ross Sapp interviewed Gable prior to the Olympics about his WWE aspirations. You can check out that full interview here.