This could become a problem. Wrestling is a strange place. There are all kinds of people of all kinds of backgrounds with all kinds of stories. Those stories don’t end when they get into the business though as you never know what might happen outside the ring. This can include a host of problems, which can include legal issues. That seems to be the case for a current NXT prospect.
According to KSTP News (Minneapolis), NXT prospect and University of Minnesota wrestling team member Gable Stevenson and another Minnesota wrestler have been accused of criminal sexual misconduct. Stevenson has been heavily recruited by NXT and has even received one on one training time with Brock Lesnar. Stevenson has not been signed by WWE and details of the situation have not been released.
This is quite the accomplishment. Check out Stevenson training with Lesnar earlier this year:
Opinion: This is a situation where it is best to wait and see what happens. There is a very real chance that Stevenson will be acquitted or have the charges dropped. If that is the case, there is a very real chance that he could still wind up in WWE. At the same time though, this could be the end of his chance to work there. It is a situation where things aren’t clear at the moment and we need more information, which will come in due time.
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Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his Amazon author page with 28 wrestling books. His latest book is the History Of In Your House.
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