2020 Tokyo Olympic Gold Medalist Wants to Fight WWE Megastar Brock Lesnar

Published 08/27/2021, 10:00 AM EDT
CHIBA, JAPAN AUGUST 6, 2021: Gold medalist USA’s Gable Dan Steveson celebrates the golden medal after the men’s freestyle 125kg wrestling competition during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Makuhari Messe in Tokyo on August 6, 2021. ( (Photo by Stringer/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)


Olympic Gold medalist Gable Steveson has been teasing his WWE debut ever since the Tokyo Olympics got over. He has tweeted many times regarding his interest in working with the talented roster of WWE.

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Steveson was also at the SummerSlam PPV in Las Vegas, Nevada where he met with the WWE CEO and Chairman Vince McMahon. However, there has been no confirmation about him joining pro-wrestling, but his tweet from earlier has a rather intriguing message for Brock Lesnar.

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Gable Steveson volunteers to fight Brock Lesnar

Earlier we noted Brock has signed a new deal with WWE in which he has eight fights under his belt. A fan page on Twitter asked its followers about who should be those eight guys to square off against ‘The Beast’.

Surprisingly, the Olympic Gold medalist commented on that Tweet by saying “ME!”. Hence, calling out Lesnar for a potential fight if he joins WWE.

The fans would love to see the two heavyweights collide in the squared circle, Steveson has always expressed his gratitude for Brock Lesnar saying Lesnar is one of his inspirations.

With being at the pinnacle of the sport at 21, Gable sure has a long way to go. Many fans believe that The Apple Valley native is a protege to Brock Lesnar.

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WWE Hall of Famer, Kurt Angle believes Gable should wrestle for a few years more before making his way to WWE or UFC or Bellator MMA. Angle believes Steveson can pull off another Gold medal for his country.

Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Wrestling – Freestyle – Men’s 125kg – Medal Ceremony – Makuhari Messe Hall A, Chiba, Japan – August 6, 2021. Gold medallist Gable Steveson of the United States poses with his medal. REUTERS/Piroschka Van De Wouw

“I think that this kid, I think he’s going to continue to wrestle amateur for another four years, probably win another gold medal. Then I think he’ll eventually end up in the pro wrestling business or UFC or Bellator MMA. So, the kid has an incredible future.” Kurt said in an interview with Talk Sport.

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Whatever may be the case, the fans are loving the idea of Steveson jumping to WWE as soon as possible.

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Prithvi Mishra

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Prithvi Mishra is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports. Having started his career as a UFC writer, Prithvi has nearly 2 years worth of experience in covering combat sports. Eventually, Prithvi decided to write for his passion and first love- pro wrestling.

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