WWE superstar Baron Corbin has recently shared his insights into why Olympic gold medalist Gable Steveson faces a challenging journey in his pursuit of success within the WWE. Corbin's remarks came during a conversation with Sam Roberts on the popular "NotSam Wrestling" podcast ahead of his showdown with NXT Champion Ilja Dragunov.
Notably, Corbin and Steveson clashed in a match at the Great American Bash, which ended in a double countout. Corbin's perspective on Steveson's WWE prospects was candid but realistic. He acknowledged that individuals like Steveson, who enter the WWE with a pedigree of Olympic gold, often face immense pressure to match the accomplishments of legendary figures in the business.
Corbin drew parallels to cases where newcomers aspired to emulate icons like Rey Mysterio or WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle. Corbin emphasized that surpassing the achievements of someone like Kurt Angle is a daunting task. Angle is widely regarded as one of the greatest in the history of professional wrestling.
Corbin's advice to Steveson was clear: to carve out his unique path within the WWE and differentiate himself from Angle's legacy and the weight of his gold medal. He cited the example of Charlotte Flair, the daughter of the legendary Ric Flair, as someone who successfully created her distinct identity and career trajectory within the industry.
Gable Steveson's WWE Debut
The match against Baron Corbin at the Great American Bash marked Gable Steveson's WWE debut, following his signing with the company in September 2021. Steveson's arrival generated considerable buzz within the wrestling world, thanks to his remarkable amateur wrestling background and his Olympic triumph.
As Steveson continues his WWE journey, it remains to be seen how he will navigate the challenges that come with high expectations and comparisons to wrestling legends. Nonetheless, Baron Corbin's insights shed light on the demanding nature of the industry and the importance of establishing one's unique identity to thrive in the world of professional wrestling.
In a world where success is measured in championships and iconic moments, Gable Steveson's path in WWE will undoubtedly be closely monitored by fans and wrestling enthusiasts eager to witness his evolution in the squared circle.