“It’s Good and Bad” – Gable Steveson Reacts on Comparisons to WWE Legends Brock Lesnar and Kurt Angle

Published 10/31/2021, 9:15 AM EDT
CHIBA, JAPAN – AUGUST 06: Gold medalist Gable Dan Steveson of Team United States poses with the gold medal during the Men’s Freestyle 125kg medal ceremony on day fourteen of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Makuhari Messe Hall on August 06, 2021 in Chiba, Japan. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)


Olympic gold medalist in amateur wrestling, Gable Steveson has signed a full-time contract with WWE to fight on the Red brand of the company.

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The 21-year-old has already earned quite a reputation amongst his peers and the WWE Universe. The WWE Universe often compares Steveson with the WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle, and the longest-reigning Universal Champion, The Beast’ Brock Lesnar.

Steveson has struck gold since literally winning the Gold Medal for his country at the Tokyo Olympics, which was as dramatic as Kurt Angle winning the medal with a broken neck back in the ’96 Olympics.

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The Olympian appeared on the latest episode of WWE’ ‘After The Bell‘ podcast alongside WWE commentator, Corey Graves, where Steveson what he thinks when the fans compare him with Angle and Lesnar.

Gable Steveson has a tremendous respect for the WWE legend, Kurt Angle

Speaking on the podcast, the NCAA Champion addressed the fact that the fans compare him with Kurt Angle because of his dramatic last-second gold medal win at the Tokyo Olympics.

31 Jul 1996: Kurt Angle of the United States holds the American flag at the free-style wrestling competition during the Summer Olympics at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia.

“It’s fine, I mean, I don’t mind the pressure. People compare me to Kurt Angle and Brock Lesnar and stuff like that, it’s actually really cool. I mean, Kurt Angle’s a legend, Brock’s a legend. They’re gonna be Hall of Famers at the end of the day. So to be compared to those guys is something crazy, but I mean, it’s good and bad,” he said.

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However, Gable also wants to fill in his shoes and justify all the pressure the WWE Universe is putting on him even before his WWE debut.

Eventually, Steveson admitted he wants and will try to surpass the accolades of the WWE Hall of Famer and ink a fresh memory into the minds of the WWE Universe, and at 21 years of age, this all seems possible for the young athlete.

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Steveson is yet to make his debut for Vince McMahon’s company; however, knowing that the gold winner will wrestle on Monday Night Raw seems like an excellent choice for the young one.

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Prithvi Mishra

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Prithvi Mishra is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports. He graduated from Raj Kumar Goel Institute of Technology in Ghaziabad. Having started his career as a UFC writer, Prithvi has nearly 2 years worth of experience in covering combat sports.

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