WWE Superstar Gable Steveson could be in line for an incredible return to the amateur wrestling world according to his former college coach.
With one year of NCAA eligibility left, the crown jewel in the Minnesota Gophers wrestling program Gable Steveson could be set to return to the mat despite signing a deal with WWE.
Steveson captured an Olympic gold medal at the delayed Tokyo Games in 2021 before apparently wrapping up an astonishing college career by winning the NCAA Championships.
Since then Gable Steveson has penned a deal with WWE and was part of the WWE Draft in October 2021 when he was drafted to Raw. However, Steveson’s immediate future could be on the mat instead of in the squared circle according to Gophers’ coach Brandon Eggum.
Eggum told the Pioneer Press on Thursday:
“I know he would like to wrestle, and he loves competing. Really, it comes down to making that work.”
“It would have to be something he works out with the WWE and Vince McMahon. Those details … it hasn’t gotten that far. It’s one thing if he said, ‘No way, I’m not doing it.’ … But he has the eligibility, he’s capable and he has interest in doing it.”
“We want to make it as easy on him as possible.”
Gable Steveson has not yet competed in a WWE ring yet but did make an appearance at WrestleMania 38 where he took out fellow Olympic wrestler, Chad Gable.