Gable Steveson To Return To Amateur Wrestling

Gable Steveson

Gable Steveson was one of the biggest and most high-profile WWE signings in recent memory. People were comparing him to Kurt Angle due to his success in freestyle wrestling and his incredible stats from his NCAA career.

As of this writing, Steveson’s freestyle wrestling record is 34-6 while his NCAA record is 67-2. And of course, he won a gold medal in freestyle wrestling at the 2020 Summer Olympics.

With so many accolades, it was believed that he was going to be groomed into the next big star in WWE. However, Steveson hasn’t made any WWE-related appearances in several months. The last time he was seen was on the December 9, 2022 episode of SmackDown in a brief interaction with Kurt Angle.

Given Steveson’s lack of appearances, some have started wondering about his professional wrestling career. As it turns out, he’s putting that dream on hold and returning to his former stomping grounds in the amateur world.

Gable Steveson eyeing another go at wrestling at the Olympics in 2024

According to a news release from Team USA, Steveson has been confirmed to be returning to amateur wrestling. His first big goal is to make it to the U.S. Open, which takes place between April 26th and 30th in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The timing of this announcement coincides with the Olympic cycle. Steveson is looking to once again represent the United States on the world stage and capture yet another medal in freestyle wrestling.

It should be noted that despite this announcement, Gable Steveson hasn’t been released by WWE. Additionally, Steveson was recently diagnosed with Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome, which causes a faster-than-normal heartbeat.

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