Gable Steveson

Sep 6, 2021 - by Steve Gerweck

Real name: Gable Dan Steveson
Height: 6’1”
Weight: 265 lbs.
Date of birth: May 31, 2000
Hometown: Apple Valley, Minnesota
Pro debut: July 30, 2023
Trained by: NXT
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– It’s fair to say that Steveson was set up for a future in wrestling from birth, having been named after Olympic, World and NCAA Division I Champion freestyle wrestler Dan Gable
– From the age of 14, Steveson went on a 171-match win streak at high school level, winning four state titles
– Steveson won gold at the 2017 Junior World Championships at the 120kg weight class
– In 2018, Steveson enrolled at the University of Minnesota
– In his first attempt at the NCAA Division I Championships in March 2019, Steveson placed third in the 285lb weight class
– Steveson was arrested in June 2019 on suspicion of criminal sexual conduct, but was later released ‘due to a loophole in Minnesota state law’. However, he would remain suspended by the University of Minnesota for six months
– Steveson won the 2021 NCAA Division I Title in his weight class, also sharing the coveted Dan Hodge Trophy with Iowa’s Spencer Lee
– In April 2021, Steveson entered the US Olympic Team Trials. He won the 125kg competition and was duly selected to go to the Tokyo Olympics later that year
– As a warmup for the Olympics, Steveson competedat the 2021 Pan-American Games, winning the 125kg freestyle class and helping the US team complete a clean sweep of gold medals in the men’s competition
– Steveson won gold at the 2020 Olympics, scoring the winning takedown with half a second on the clock
– As Olympic champion, Steveson automatically held the right to represent the USA at the 2021 World Championships, but turned down the offer ‘to pursue other ventures’
– Steveson made a brief appearance at Summerslam 2021 alongside fellow gold medallist (and future WWE signee) Tamyra Mensah-Stock
– On September 4, 2021, it was announced that Steveson had signed a contract with WWE, but would be returning to collegiate wrestling for 2022
– In the 2021 WWE Draft, Steveson was assigned to the Raw brand
– Steveson retained his NCAA Division I Title at the 2022 championships and announced his retirement from amateur wrestling following the final match
– Steveson made his first ‘official’ WWE appearance at WrestleMania 38, attacking Chad Gable
– In 2023, Steveson was quietly shifted to the NXT brand
– Steveson wrestled his first professional match at NXT Great American Bash 2023, taking Baron Corbin to a double-countout draw. Unfortunately, Steveson was not well received by the crowd, who heavily favoured the heel Corbin

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