He’s got some gold. Titles are the most important part of almost any wrestling show as they are the easiest story to tell. You can see someone win, defend, lose or pursue a title and everyone can understand the concept without much trouble. This has worked since professional wrestling began, but this time around someone has won a title that they are not going to lose.
Gable Steveson won the NCAA Heavyweight Championship over the weekend for the second year in a row. After the match, Steveson officially retired from amateur wrestling. Steveson signed with WWE last year and appeared at Summerslam before being drafted to Monday Night Raw in the 2021 WWE Draft. He is expected to begin working with WWE full time in the near future.
— Minnesota Wrestling (@GopherWrestling) March 20, 2022
Opinion: This is the kind of thing that will work very well for WWE as they are going to know how to market the heck out of a back to back NCAA Champion and gold medal winner. That alone is going to carry Steveson a long way and leaves him ready for a huge career in WWE if that is what he wants to do. If he is anywhere close to the only other Olympic gold medal winner’s WWE career, this is going to be a huge success, as WWE can always use another Kurt Angle style wrestler.
What can Steveson do in WWE? Who do you want to see him face first? 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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