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Gable Steveson Sets Sights On WWE Champion Big E Ahead Of Debut

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Gable Steveson says that he’s coming for Big E and the WWE Championship, before admitting that he also wants to mix it up with Universal Champion Roman Reigns.

As part of the 2021 WWE Draft Olympic Gold Medallist Gable Steveson was shockingly drafted to Monday Night Raw.

Olympic Gold Medallist Steveson finally signed with WWE on September 9th in the first NIL deal in company history. Despite signing with WWE, Steveson will remain with the University of Minnesota to defend his NCAA Division One crown.

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.

Speaking on WWE After The Bell, Steveson revealed that he’s got his sights set on some of the biggest names in the wrestling world.

I’m looking to mix it up with Roman. I really like Roman right now, what he’s doing. He’s perfect, he has the look, the talk, everything about him is perfect. I’m looking to mix it up with him and obviously, Lesnar. We have two NCAA champions in our own city getting after it. I’d like a face-to-face with Brock Lesnar and a face-to-face with Roman Reigns. Those guys are doing a good job.

I am on Monday Night Raw, so right now, I’d like to take care of Big E because he’s the champion. I’m title seeking, I’ve always been a title seeker. Gold medal, NCAA championship, anything else I’ve accomplished and now that WWE belt, whether it’s Monday night, Friday night, I love to be that person that people show up to watch. Wherever Gable is, that show ends up being perfect,”

At time of writing there is no word on when Gable Steveson will make his WWE debut.

Interestingly, Steveson appeared to predict his rapid rise in an interview he gave shortly after signing with the company.

Appearing on the MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani, the Olympian said that there was a “very big chance” that he would miss out NXT and move straight to the main roster.

“There is, I think, there is a very big chance I might go straight to the main roster and not go to NXT,” revels Steveson. “I was open to anything, but with the way things are going, I think I’m going to jump straight to the main roster. And I know there’s a lot to learn and I’m ready to soak everything in like a sponge and just be ready to go out and put a good show on for the crowd.”

H/t to Fightful for the transcription.