He’s a special guest star. All wrestlers are athletes, but there is always a certain stigma about their athletic status. As a result, WWE often tries to tie themselves to more mainstream athletics whenever they can. It can be even better when a “real” athlete joins the promotion, and one such athlete was on hand this week in something of a special preview.

Olympic Gold Medal winning wrestler and WWE signee Gable Steveson was in attendance for this week’s edition of Monday Night Raw. Steveson sat in the front row and was greeted by Bobby Lashley during the show. Steveson is signed to a name, image and likeness contract with WWE and is expected to join the company following the end of the college wrestling season as he tries to defend his NCAA wrestling title. Back in October, Steveson was drafted to Monday Night Raw.

Steveson has been around a bit before. Check out his time in WWE:

Opinion: Steveson is one of those prospects who doesn’t come along very often. He has all of the amateur credentials you could ever want but the question is about everything else. If Steveson has anything to back up his amateur wrestling abilities, he can be a star in WWE for a very long time to come. WWE keeping his name fresh in fans’ minds is a good thing, and he could be a heck of a star for them in short order.

What do you think of Steveson? How will he do in WWE? Let us know in the comments below.

Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 60,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 6,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.

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