Fans Give Standing Ovation to Tokyo Olympics 2020 Gold Medalists Gable Steveson and Tamyra Mensah-Stock at WWE SummerSlam 2021

Published 08/21/2021, 11:45 PM EDT
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WWE, in its glorious history, has been the home of a few Olympic Gold medalists. From the likes of Kurt Angle to Ronda Rousey, WWE has always had top Olympic talent in its roster. This Saturday at SummerSlam, the crowd witnessed something similar.

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2020 Tokyo Olympic Gold medal winners, Gable Steveson and Tamyra Mensah-Stock, appeared at SummerSlam. The crowd was on its feet as both Gold Medalists made their way into the ring.

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Both athletes have publicly shown their interests in joining the company, but no official signing has been made yet. Gable and Tamyra both are highly capable athletes and would be a good fit for WWE. It is now up to the company officials to sign them.

They deserve the respect at SummerSlam

While the live audience gave the Gold Medalists a standing ovation, the people watching at home had a different reaction. Some fans feel WWE is just wasting time by giving such long entrances to everyone. The point was brought to light, even more, when Bianca Belair lost to a returning Becky Lynch in just one move.

But it isn’t Gable or Tamyra’s fault, and they deserve every bit of respect they received.

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Gable was even seen backstage with ‘The Game’ Triple H. Could it be a sign?

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Both Gable and Tamyra have the potential to reach the sky and beyond at WWE. It has been proved over the years that WWE Universe wholeheartedly accepts Olympic wrestlers at WWE.

It could only be a matter of time before we see both of them working full time in WWE; maybe even win a few championships while they’re at it. The ultimate decision lies with Vince McMahon and other WWE officials. But for us, it will be an amazing sight to see such good wrestlers at work.

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What are your views on the subject? Comment down below and let us know!

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Aditya Pran Mahanta

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Aditya Pran Mahanta is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports, who is currently pursuing his Bachelor of Arts degree. Being a sports fanatic, he has played at the state level badminton in his younger years but his love for WWE overtook all other passions. Being a decade-long wrestling fan, he relishes the older wrestlers and wishes that the newer generation had the same Edge. He is a passionate fan of Rey Mysterio for his high flying style, Edge for being The Ultimate Opportunist, and Razor Ramon because nobody messes with the Bad Guy!

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