Gable Steveson Addresses Comparisons to Kurt Angle After WWE Signing

Published 09/10/2021, 2:27 AM EDT
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


WWE officially signed Olympic gold medalist Gable Steveson to an intriguing contract this Thursday. The contract was WWE’s first name, image, and likeness (NIL) deal, which means WWE will permit Steveson to defend his 2020-21 NCAA national championship at 285 pounds in freestyle wrestling at the University of Minnesota during the 2021-22 campaign.

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Gable Steveson claims he is not another Kurt Angle

The 21-year-old wrestler took to Twitter after his signing and boldly makes the claim that he is not another Kurt Angle. The fans compared the Gold medalist to the former WWE Champion.

CHIBA, JAPAN August 6, 2021: Gold medalist USA’s Gable Dan Steveson celebrates the gold 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) )

“I’m not the next Kurt Angle.. I’m Gable Steveson.. Now, Please Enjoy The Show.. Thank you!” Gable wrote.

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After all the speculations, Steveson finally made his way into the WWE. However, a much more arduous task is in his hand, being script-ready on a weekly basis will surely be a challenge for the young wrestler.

CHIBA, JAPAN AUGUST 6, 2021: Team USA’s Gable Dan Steveson (blue) competes against Georgia’s Geno Petriashvili in the men’s 125kg freestyle wrestling final at the Makuhari Messe convention center during the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games. (Photo by Stringer/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

The WWE Universe is in for a treat, seeing a talented young athlete with such accolades. Steveson has often admitted that Brock Lesnar, Kurt Angle, and Roman Reigns are his favorite wrestlers.

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Now, with his signing, we might see how things turn out for Steveson.

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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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