Paul Heyman sees big potential in Gable Steveson.
Steveson is currently in Tokyo, hoping to bring home a gold medal in freestyle wrestling, but when he comes back, it's no secret that he has WWE aspirations.
Speaking to The Athletic, Paul Heyman discussed the bright future ahead of Gable should he pursue pro wrestling.
"Coming home with a gold medal would be a platform from which Gable Steveson could become a household name. As an entertainer, he understands that athleticism is not enough. He has to convey his message. He has to razzle-dazzle the audience in a manner that other great athletes cannot compete with. There are great boxers and UFC fighters who can’t sell a pay-per-view or a stream or a ticket, and there are those like Connor McGregor who have lost their past several fights and will still be the biggest box office attraction because they understand the entertainment aspect of it. When you merge a champion with an entertainer, you have a legendary career that also is huge box office. That’s Gable Steveson," he stated.
Steveson has been in the crowd for NXT TakeOver: Stand & Deliver and his brother Bobby Steveson was reportedly training at the WWE Performance Center earlier this year.