After the many rumors that'd circulated in recent months, Gable Steveson has signed a contract with the WWE sending fans in raptures. The Tokyo Olympics gold medal looks set for a bright future in professional wrestling too, having often trained under the supervision of a legend of the caliber of Brock Lesnar.
The fact that Steveson was placed directly on the main roster without going through NXT speaks volumes about the esteem that Vince McMahon's company has for this guy. However, it is necessary to give him the right time so that he can fully express his enormous talent and win the support of the public.
During the latest edition of 'Legion of RAW' on Sportskeeda, former WWE and WCW writer Vince Russo analyzed Gable's arrival in the red mark. He also made an interesting parallel with another former Olympic gold medalist, namely Kurt Angle.
What's next for Gable Steveson?
“We all understand that Gable Steveson is predestined and that he signed with the WWE on the momentum of the gold medal won at the Tokyo Olympics. It is perfectly understandable. At the same time, we must keep in mind that wrestling is another story and the boy has not yet proved anything in this sector" - began Vince Russo.
“His career must be inspired by that of Kurt Angle. He is recognized as a symbol of the modern era not only because he was a fantastic fighter, but because he worked to become a well-rounded performer. The fact that you have an Olympic gold medal around your neck should make you a great fighter, but the road to becoming a great wrestler is much longer than people realize" - he added.
Kurt Angle had also said good words for Steveson: “I am convinced that he will become an exceptional superstar. If he can adapt to wrestling as Brock Lesnar did, then there is no doubt he will make it to WWE. Look at what he looks like, he was born to be successful in this business”.
We will see if these predictions will be reflected in the ring. Gable Steveson isn’t the only superstar on WWE RAW with an Olympic background. Chad Gable is another man who has competed at the Summer Olympics in 2012. WWE could look to have Steveson work with Gable for some time.
Gable Steveson could join The Alpha Academy and work with Chad for some time to learn the art of wrestling. He is known as one of the best in-ring workers in WWE, and his experience could help the newcomer. The partnership will not only help Steveson on RAW, but it could also give Chad Gable and The Alpha Academy a big push.