“…Step Away From Wrestling”: Fans Tear Into Olympic Gold Medalist Wrestler After He Makes an Appearance Off-Air on WWE Smackdown

Published 01/20/2024, 9:28 AM EST

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The world of professional wrestling may be a different ballgame altogether. After turning from an Olympic gold medalist to a WWE celebrity, Kurt Angle is one example of someone who has succeeded in this field. However, the fans don’t always embrace this change.

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Nevertheless, a recent incident involving another Olympic gold medalist showed that the WWE fan base was not pleased with his appearance. He also faced off in a match that was a dark match from a recent SmackDown episode. What precisely transpired, then? Let us look into this.

Gable Steveson’s attempt to impress the crowd didn’t work

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The fans were not pleased when Gable Steveson entered the arena for a dark match last night on SmackDown. As per a recent X post by WrestleOps, the netizens learned that Steveson garnered a plethora of boos from the fans as he entered the ring. Moreover, he also wore the Atlanta Hawks jersey but was still not able to please the crowd.

The post, however, had a caption to it, which told us the crux. It read, “I’m told Gable Steveson wore an Atlanta Hawks jersey in-front of the Atlanta crowd & got ‘LOUD BOO’S’ as a result during tonight’s #SmackDown dark match.” Consequently, the post was able to garner the attention of fans in numbers. But unfortunately, the social media fans also didn’t leave a chance to throw jibes at the Olympic gold medalist. But how did they react? Let’s find out.

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Some evident “Booos” from the netizens

Steveson might not have expected how the fans would treat him eventually. His attempts to impress the fans with the Atlanta Hawks jersey didn’t work. As evident from the post, here are some reactions from the fans.

This fan has quite a blunt suggestion for Steveson.

Another fan took a subtle jibe at the Olympic gold medalist.

This fan had only this to highlight his feelings for Steveson.

Considering the history of Kurt Angle the fan wrote this.

Another suggestion from a fan goes like this

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Indeed, jeers and applause have always been a part of the WWE. Steveson should remember this fact and proceed to carefully craft his professional wrestling career. Moreover, his history and achievements as a national wrestler give us an idea about how he won’t mind those tiny obstacles and could be the head-turner soon with his wrestling prowess.

Just to let you know Steveson has been with the WWE since September 2021 and yet to be featured in a meaningful capacity. Do you think he can be a top star in the pro wrestling world? Let us know in the comments.

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