A new report has indicated that the fact Olympic champion Gable Steveson hasn’t yet made his WWE in-ring debut is not a good sign at all.
After winning Olympic Gold in Tokyo, Steveson became one of the most sought-after combat athletes in the world. With Steveson already an NCAA Champion, Danny Hodge Trophy winner, and Junior World Champion, his resume attracted a sting of suiters.
Gable Steveson chose however to sign with WWE and became the first athlete to sign a NIL (Name, Image, Likeness) contract when he signed with the company in September 2021.
Steveson was a part of the WWE Draft just one month later where he was sent to Monday Night Raw with the red brand’s final pick. The Indiana-native recently won his second NCAA Division 1 wrestling championship and made an in-ring appearance at WrestleMania 38 where he got physical with Chad Gable but he had yet to debut in a match in WWE.
Speaking on Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer reckons that’s not a good sign at this stage of Gable Steveson’s career:
“I have not heard how he [Gable] is doing, but I will say that it’s probably a very bad sign that I haven’t. I had heard – and he had been told – right after WrestleMania, and we’ve had many months since WrestleMania. So I am guessing that he is not ready yet, and that’s the hold up.”