Gable Steveson, only the second Olympic gold medalist in WWE history, made a highly anticipated debut at the NXT Great American Bash premium live event. The night he witnessed an intense showdown between Steveson and Baron Corbin, a match culminating in a unique double count-out draw.
The riveting fight saw both wrestlers outside the ring, battling relentlessly to a referee's 10-count. Despite the officials' attempts to halt the brawl, the two continued to clash. The spectacle concluded with Steveson performing a striking belly-to-belly suplex on Corbin, sending him through the outside barricade.
After the draw, the Olympic champion held his ground in the ring, posing with a determined demeanor.
"Steveson's Debut: Triumph and Controversy"
Dressed in his 2020 gold medal and a singlet reminiscent of his freestyle wrestling attire, Steveson entered his inaugural WWE match.
Throughout the showdown, he performed a range of Kurt Angle-inspired maneuvers, incorporating an ankle lock and German and belly-to-belly suplexes. In an unexpected turn of events, Steveson, the presumptive hero of the match, was met with boos from the crowd.
Fans started chanting "Let's go Corbin" and "You're not Gable," casting shadows over Steveson's WWE debut. This was Steveson's first-ever WWE match, even though he was drafted to WWE Raw in October 2021 without any prior experience on the main roster or NXT.
Shawn Michaels, a revered figure in the wrestling industry, demonstrated his support for Gable Steveson's potential by advocating for his opportunity to showcase his skills in NXT. During a recent episode of the show, Steveson confirmed his new home in NXT, solidifying his status as a WWE superstar.
With unwavering determination, the Olympic champion fearlessly challenged the formidable Baron Corbin to a thrilling showdown, signaling an exciting wrestling journey ahead for Steveson. As fans eagerly anticipate witnessing his remarkable transition from the Olympic stage to the electrifying NXT universe, it is evident that Gable Steveson's captivating presence and athletic prowess will undoubtedly leave an indelible mark on the world of professional wrestling.