Olympic gold medallist Gable Steveson is clearly enjoying his recent successes and has stoked the fires of both wrestling fans and MMA fans alike as to his next move.
Earlier in August, Gable Steveson became the first US heavyweight freestyle wrestler to win gold at the Olympic Games since Bruce Baumgartner in 1992. The reigning NCAA Heavyweight Champion did not have a point scored on him during the competition until the gold medal match where he edged out Georgian wrestler Geno Petriashvili ten points to eight.
Steveson has been connected with WWE for some time after he appeared on camera at April’s NXT TakeOver: Stand And Deliver. After that event, WWE EVP Triple H said:
“The Gable came here tonight and enjoyed the show as a guest, had his dad with him. You know just won the NCAA Championships and the National Championships and just, you know, obviously qualified for the Olympics, and that is a big task at hand. So, you know, huge fan of what we do. We’ve been talking for a long time and we want to come out here, you know, reached out, want to come out, see TakeOver, see WrestleMania and we’ll see where it goes.”
Now Steveson is having some fun on social media as he has recently sent out two messages directly addressing two of his potential future bosses, WWE Chairman Vince McMahon and UFC President Dana White.
— Gable Steveson (@GableSteveson) August 10, 2021
— Gable Steveson (@GableSteveson) August 11, 2021
Fellow Olympic gold medallist Kurt Angle also spoke on Steveson’s future prospects recently, saying:
“I think he’s gonna be a big star. Look at his look. If he adapts to pro-wrestling and picks it up like Brock Lesnar, he’s gonna be exactly like Brock Lesnar. So, I think he needs to take the chance. Whether he goes to MMA or WWE, one or the other but he’s gotta do one of them. I think that he is a future star regardless of what he does. He’s got a great look to him, a great athlete.”
According to betonline.ag, Gable Steveson has other options for his future plans as they are offering odds on Steveson returning to wrestle for the University of Minnesota or follow in fellow NCAA Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar and try out for the NFL.