Gable Stevenson with WWE Chairman Vince McMahon (image courtesy Twitter)

For fairly a while, WWE has been rumoured to signal the reigning NCAA wrestling champion whereas the deal has now been confirmed. Gable’s brother, Bobby Steveson additionally signed with the corporate final month and began coaching alongside the newest WWE Performance Center Class.

In an official assertion, WWE famous that Gable Steveson signed an unique settlement with the corporate. This might be WWE’s first-ever NCAA NIL contract (names, picture, likeness) that may enable the school champion to carry out within the NCAA if and when wanted.

“WWE signs Olympic gold medalist and reigning NCAA wrestling champion Gable Steveson to an exclusive agreement. In the company’s first-ever NIL deal, Steveson will join the WWE roster while defending his NCAA title for the University of Minnesota,” the official assertion from the skilled wrestling firm famous.

“Childhood dream accomplished.. I have officially signed with the @WWE!!! Thank you for the opportunity!! LETS WORK [flexed biceps emoji],” Gable, the lifelong WWE fan admitted on Twitter as soon as the deal was confirmed.

Gable coming into the world {of professional} wrestling has led the followers to foretell him to be the subsequent Kurt Angle (the Hall of Famer was the one Olympic Gold Medalist in pro-wrestling earlier than Gable’s signing). Many do imagine that he could be given a gimmick and theme music, much like Angle. In a separate tweet, Gable responded to that comparability.

“I’m not the next Kurt Angle.. I’m Gable Steveson.. Now, Please Enjoy The Show.. Thank you! [popcorn emoji].”

Gable Steveson first appeared on WWE TV for the NXT “Takeover: Stand and Deliver” occasion throughout WrestleMania 37 weekend again in April in Tampa, Florida. He then featured in a fan appreciation section at SummerSlam 2021 with fellow Olympic gold medalist wrestler Tamyra Mensah-Stock.

On that very same night time, WWE Chairman & CEO Vince McMahon met him backstage, as seen within the given tweet. Presumably, the long run signing was assured by the WWE head-honcho on that night time.

Afterward, Gable has named Paul Heyman and fellow Minnesota alumni Brock Lesnar as his mentors who may need additionally labored as constructive influences for his arrival into the wrestling promotion.

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