Gable Steveson signs with World Wrestling Entertainment, but he will also return to Gophers in trailblazing deal

Steveson is expected to finish his senior season and graduate with a business degree. At that point, he’ll become a full-time performer for World Wrestling Entertainment.

Olympic gold medalist Gable Steveson will be taking the ring as a professional wrestler in the near future, but not before he defends his NCAA heavyweight title with the Gophers this season.

Steveson, who gained worldwide fame with his dominance in the Tokyo Olympics this summer and last-second win in the final, announced Thursday that he signed a deal with WWE, the popular pro wrestling circuit. Continue reading at startribune.com →