Tokyo Olympics Gold Medalist Gable Steveson to Attend WWE SummerSlam for Roman Reigns

Published 08/12/2021, 12:51 PM EDT
CHIBA, JAPAN – AUGUST 06: Gable Dan Steveson of Team United celebrates defeating Geno Petriashvili of Team Georgia during the Men’s Freestyle 125kg Gold Medal Match 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)


Gable Steveson grabbed a gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics last week and made his country proud after becoming the first U.S. heavyweight to win in the men’s freestyle 125kg event since 1992.

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Since his winning, many athletes around the world are speculating on his next move in his promising career. Some fans think that the gold medalist will end up in WWE as Kurt Angle did, and some think that he will go and join UFC in the heavyweight division.

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Gable Steveson will be in Las Vegas to watch SummerSlam PPV

Speaking with Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated, Gable said that he’d be heading to Las Vegas, Nevada to witness the main event for that night, which is John Cena against Roman Reigns for the Universal title.

He even kicked his favorite amongst the two, saying that Cena is great, but Roman will walk out the champion

“I’m heading over to Vegas to watch the champ Roman Reigns do his thing. John Cena is great, but he’s still going to have to acknowledge Roman Reigns.”

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Now, there’s no secret that both Vince McMahon and Dana White want the heavyweight wrestler to join their company. However, Steveson has given no concrete statement on his next moves.

But chances of Steveson moving to WWE looks more likely. This is because of his genuine interest in the pro-wrestling business and the way he has accomplished the same accolades as Brock Lesnar and Kurt Angle. It makes more sense if he chooses WWE.

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

As noted earlier that Vince McMahon is revamping the dynamics of NXT and the other two brands in his company, it looks like Gable will be a perfect fit. With his amateur wrestling style and strong grapples, WWE could use him in some dream or exhibition match-ups.

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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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