Paul Heyman Takes Credit for Newest WWE Signee Gable Steveson Winning the Olympic Gold Medal

Published 09/16/2021, 12:47 PM EDT


Gable Steveson recently signed with WWE. This was his dream, and he is actively working to become one of the best Superstars WWE has witnessed. However, Paul Heyman has rather strategically ensured to take the credit for himself.

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Adam Glyn caught up with Heyman and enquired about Gable Steveson. During his response, Heyman claimed that it was he who helped Steveson secure the Olympic Gold by showing Steveson the path to glory.

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)

“I am personally responsible for all of Gable Steveson’s right business decisions in his life and his gold medal and his Hodge trophy and his NCAA Division 1 Heavyweight championship.”

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“I had everything with Gable Steveson winning the Olympic gold medal. Arranged for Gable Steveson to train with Brock Lesnar at the University of Minnesota, which helped Gable Steveson win the NCAA Division 1 Heavyweight championship. Then he used my strategy to win the gold medal in the Olympics.”

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Paul Heyman compared Gable Steveson with WWE Megastars

While speaking about the young athlete, Heyman revealed that only time will tell if Steveson can live up to expectations at WWE. He is not Brock Lesnar or Roman Reigns, and has to work extremely hard to climb to the top of the roster.

“Now, we’ll see how he does in WWE. He’s not at quite the level of a Ronda Rousey or a Brock Lesnar, certainly not of the Tribal Chief, Roman Reigns.”

Nevertheless, Heyman is positive that as long as Steveson pays heed to Heyman’s words, he will succeed.

“If he continues listening to my counsel, he will become an All Time Legend. And, if he doesn’t, then he will fall to the wayside. Like all those who think they’re smarter than Paul Heyman.”

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The Olympic 2020 Gold Medalist wants to become the best in business

Prior to signing with WWE, Steveson revealed that it was his dream to work with WWE after winning the Olympic Gold medal. In fact, he claimed he wants to be the best Superstar that has ever walked the WWE ring.

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If that’s the dream, Steveson will need immense guidance and training to work like current megastars. And, learn how to charm the audience. It’s important he be good at both if he wants to succeed in WWE.

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Shuvangi Sen Chaudhury

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Shuvangi is a senior WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. She has over 1000 published WWE articles and also has experience in content operations with Forbes. Having completed her undergraduation from Royal Holloway, University of London, Shuvangi is closely aligned to the fitness industry, having amateur skills levels in tennis and basketball while rowing at a regatta level.

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