Olympic gold medal wrestler Gable Steveson signing with Bills

Gable Steveson, an Olympic gold medalist and one of the most dominant college wrestlers in NCAA history, is jumping to the NFL to sign with the Buffalo Bills, his agent Carter Chow told ESPN.

Steveson is signing the standard rookie three-year deal, and he now will set out to join Bob Hayes as the only athlete ever to win a Super Bowl ring and an Olympic gold medal.

Steveson said he knows the learning curve will be steep but is excited for the opportunity. Continue reading at espn.com →

WWE Releases Gable Steveson

This morning, multiple sources have confirmed that the WWE has released 2020(1) Olympic gold medalist Gable Steveson.

Shortly after winning his second NCAA title, in 2022, Steveson turned his attention to the professional wrestling/sports entertainment industry and signed with the WWE.

In 2023, Steveson was granted permission to wrestle in the US Open, which he won, and then Final X. At Final X, Steveson defeated Mason Parris, 5-2 and 5-0 in consecutive matches to secure a spot on the World team. Shortly before the World Championships, Steveson had to withdraw from the team to focus on business with the WWE. Parris took his place and came home from Belgrade, Serbia with a World bronze medal.

During his time at WWE, Steveson was promoted on several marquee pay-per-view events and “drafted” to Raw; however, he did not have much mat time in front of the camera. Continue reading at intermatwrestle.com →

Steveson Set for WWE NXT In-Ring Debut Sunday

MINNEAPOLIS – Golden Gopher Olympic gold medalist and two-time NCAA champion Gable Steveson is set to make his in-ring debut this Sunday at WWE NXT’s Great American Bash.

Taking place at the H-E-B Center at Cedar Park, Texas, the event begins at 7 p.m. CT Sunday with streaming on Peacock and the WWE Network.

On last Tuesday night’s episode of NXT, Steveson made his decision to compete for the brand and challenged Baron Corbin for his first match.

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Gable Steveson says wrestling future will remain in WWE amid speculation of transfer to Iowa

The two-time NCAA champion has been teasing a possible transfer to Hawkeyes.

Gable Steveson leaned into his showmanship style on Tuesday night.

The Apple Valley wrestler announced his wrestling future will remain in WWE during the WWE show NXT on USA Network.

The two-time NCAA heavyweight champion with the Gophers stepped off the collegiate mat after winning the 2022 national title in ceremonious fashion but said in June he wanted to come back to the collegiate ranks for a fifth season this winter.

In the meantime, Steveson’s tweets fed speculation he might enter the NCAA transfer portal and go to arch-rival Iowa Hawkeyes. He has posted pictures of himself in both Gopher and Hawkeye gear, with other posts including emojis representing each school followed by question marks. Continue reading at twincities.com →

Gable Steveson Intends To Use Final Year Of NCAA Eligibility

Gable Steveson will likely be back on an NCAA wrestling mat next season.

We likely haven’t seen the last of Gable Steveson on a college wrestling mat. The Olympic champion and 2X NCAA champion confirmed with FloWrestling that he wants to return to NCAA competition next year. The Minnesota heavyweight won national titles for the Gophers in 2021 and 2022 before retiring from NCAA and Olympic wrestling. However, after making his return to freestyle wrestling this spring at the US Open and Final X, he wants to come back to NCAA wrestling as well. View/continue reading at flowrestling.org →

Steveson, Smith Victorious at Final X

MINNEAPOLIS – Former Gopher wrestlers Patrick Smith and Gable Steveson each won their best-of-three matches Saturday at Final X in Newark, N.J., to claim a spot on the U.S. Senior Teams ahead of this fall’s World Championships.

Smith, competing for Minnesota Storm, claimed victory in his Greco-Roman matchup at 72 kg over Justus Scott from Army WCAP. After dropping the first match via criteria decision 3-3, Smith bounced back to even the series at 1-1 thanks to a 5-4 victory. Coming down to the final match, Smith opened up with a 6-0 lead and held on for a 7-5 decision. With the win, he’s now heading to his fourth Senior World Championships.

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