An update has emerged on the health status of Gable Steveson, who was reported as having heart issues that led to a delay in his WWE debut.
Gable Steveson is on the mend.
ESPN’s Mike Coppinger had previously detailed that heart surgery had derailed the Olympic gold medalist’s anticipated WWE debut after it was discovered Steveson was suffering from Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome. Mayo Clinic notes that while the condition can lead to fatalities in children and young adults, it’s more treatable for adults, though it can cause “serious heart problems”.
Paul ‘Triple H’ Levesque, WWE’s Chief Content Officer, confirmed that Gable Steveson is now training full-time at the WWE Performance Center in lieu of becoming a WWE Superstar:
“We’re glad to see that Gable is healthy and training full-time at our Performance Center in Orlando. WWE takes pride in our best-in-class medical team which guided Gable through this process to ensure that he has a long, healthy career with WWE.”
New York City’s Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai detailed the procedure undergone by Gable Steveson, explaining the involvement of a catheter that was to be inserted in a vein near the groin towards the heart. Radiofrequency, a type of energy, destroys or freezes the area causing an accelerated heart rate.
Signed to WWE in September 2021, Gable Steveson, who won a freestyle wrestling gold medal in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic games (held in 2021 officially), has made a couple of appearances. He shared a fistbump with Bobby Lashley on a December 2021 Raw broadcast, and subsequently suplexed Chad Gable at WrestleMania 38.