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Report: Olympic gold medalist Gable Steveson signs with WWE

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Just days ago, WWE announced a new class of recruits to its Performance Center, a list of six names that included Bobby Steveson. That would be the brother of 2020 Olympic gold medalist Gable Steveson, enough to raise some eyebrows about the prospect of the company bringing him on board.

The two sides had already been flirting with the idea of it, and that escalated to Gable making the trip to Las Vegas for SummerSlam. Today, he tweeted this:

The Wrestling Observer reports Steveson has indeed signed a contract with WWE, though they have no details on when he might be starting up. They also can’t say if he’ll be exclusive to pro wrestling, as he also flirted with the idea of MMA, but at the very least WWE has nailed down a deal for him.

Steveson sent his stock soaring in Tokyo when he won his gold medal as time expired in his match against three-time world champion Geno Petriashvili from Georgia. It was just the kind of thrilling finish to leave the right impression and build maximum hype for whatever comes next.

Now we know.