It appears Olympic Gold Medalist Gable Steveson will be making his WWE debut at WrestleMania 38.
Soon after becoming a two-time NCAA Wrestling Heavyweight Champion over the weekend, Steveson tweeted “Dear Wrestling, Thank you. ❤️” to essentially bid farewell to amateur wrestling.
Steveson then posted the following message:
Also, I will be at #WrestleMania.. It’s time!!
However, Steveson would quickly delete the tweet, presumably to keep his WrestleMania debut a surprise. You can see a screengrab of the deleted tweet below.
Steveson was assigned to the RAW brand during last October’s WWE Draft. He signed a multi-year deal with WWE last September as part of the first-ever exclusive NIL agreement. His contract officially begins once he graduates from the University of Minnesota in May.
Last October, The Wrestling Observer reported that WWE had a big WrestleMania 38 debut planned for Steveson. The report added that WWE had plans to set up a remote training facility for Steveson near the University of Minnesota campus, where the wrestler would work with WWE coaches to learn the WWE style of in-ring action. It’s unknown if Steveson had been training for his WWE debut during his final year in college.
Gable Steveson will end his amateur wrestling career with an 85-2 record.
Source: Wrestling Inc.