Chad Gable’s Upward Journey: From The Olympic Mat to the WWE Ring

Chad Gable, along with his partner Jason Jordan are turning heads in the WWE with their tag-team American Alpha. After a year in NXT, WWE’s developmental territory (think minor league baseball, but for professional wrestling), the duo has been called up to the main roster on SmackDown Live, and recently made their primetime debut.

Gable, 30, real name Charles “Chas” Betts, competed for Team USA as a Greco-Roman wrestler in the 2012 Olympics. He spoke to Men’s Journal about his Olympic experience and the transition to the squared circle. Continue reading at