Steveson, an Olympic Gold Medalist in freestyle wrestling, signed with WWE in 2021, and he was subsequently drafted to WWE RAW. He has made a few appearances on WWE programming, but he has not officially joined the roster yet.
Speaking with KSTP-TV, Steveson made it clear that he’s excited about potentially making the leap to WWE TV.
“I want to go out there on tv. I want to be the person people thought I was and I don’t want any doubt in my mind that I’m not,” said Steveson. “I’m getting the hang of doing everything the correct way – landing right, match psychology, everything in between. I’m flourishing and hopefully they see it, too.”
While Steveson became well-known for his backflip celebrations after wins in the amateur wrestling world, he went on to say that he’s excited to showcase a side to his personality people haven’t seen.
“I’m excited because people haven’t really seen the real Gable because amateur wrestling kind of shelves a portion because we’re used to guys being disciplined,” Steveson said.
Of course, he is still a wrestler at heart, having returned to the world of amateur wrestling for the U.S. Open Wrestling Championships in Las Vegas. Steveson was asked about a potential trip to Paris for the 2024 Summer Olympics, and he stated that he would need WWE’s approval for that.
“They’ve approved the fact that I can chase a couple tournaments,” Steveson said. “I think time will tell the Olympics story. Who knows because it’s a year away but I think we’re in good strides to make that progression.”
Details about Steveson’s current standing in WWE are unclear. Earlier this year, reports suggested that the Olympic gold medalist’s training wasn’t going particularly well, and that his status was cold. However, in October, Steveson revealed that he had a procedure this year to help treat a rare heart condition known as Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) Syndrome. Once he recovered, Steveson resumed training, which he hadn’t been able to do before he got the condition treated.
Steveson made an appearance on the December 9 episode of WWE SmackDown and participated in WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle’s birthday bash.