WWE signs Olympic gold medalist and reigning NCAA wrestling champion Gable Steveson to an exclusive agreement. In the company’s first-ever NIL deal, Steveson will join the WWE roster while defending his NCAA title for the University of Minnesota.
Eight days after his brother Bobby, WWE have officially signed Olympic gold medalist and reigning NCAA wrestling champion Gable Steveson. The brothers are longtime WWE fans. WWE noted that Gable has signed an exclusive agreement with the company. Gable’s contract is WWE’s first-ever NCAA NIL (names, image, likeness) deal.
Childhood dream accomplished.. I have officially signed with the @WWE!!! Thank you for the opportunity!! LETS WORK 💪🏽
— Gable Steveson (@GableSteveson) September 9, 2021
Gable appeared at ringside for WWE NXT TakeOver: Stand and Deliver during WrestleMania 37 weekend back in April, and was then featured in the ring at SummerSlam with fellow Olympic gold medalist wrestler Tamyra Mensah-Stock.
Gable, who has named Paul Heyman and fellow Minnesota alum Brock Lesnar as his mentors, also met WWE Chairman & CEO Vince McMahon during SummerSlam, as seen in the feature image.
Steveson, 21, took home gold at the Tokyo Olympics, becoming the first U.S. heavyweight to win the men’s freestyle 125kg event since 1992. After Kurt Angle, Steveson is the second Olympic wrestling gold medalist signed by WWE.
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