Gable Steveson Ends Wrestling Career After Copping 2nd NCAA Title, Expected To Debut In WWE Soon

Gable Steveson says goodbye to wrestling and is now likely headed to the WWE.

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  • Gable Steveson has officially retired from wrestling
  • The Olympic gold medalist is expected to make his WWE sooner rather than later

There’s no better way to end an illustrious career but with a back-to-back title. This is what exactly what Gable Steveson did as retires from wrestling right after securing his second consecutive NCCA Championship on Saturday.

Steveson put on another dominant performance and beat Arizona State’s Cohlton Schultz 6-2. The 21-year-old then celebrated his thrilling win with his signature flip before officially ending his career by untying his shoes and leaving them in the center of the mat.

“It’s done,” Steveson said about his retirement via MMA Fighting. “I knew what I came to do. I was going to win an Olympic gold, win the national tournament again. It’s just weird. I don’t know how to describe it.”

Gable Dan coming to WWE?

Prior to winning his second NCAA title, Steveson was already prepping up for a big switch to pro wrestling, having made several appearances at WWE. Though pro wrestling is different from real competition, the University of Minnesota standout is not planning to slow down in grinding and he wants the next generation of wrestlers to do the same.

“Just maturing, physically and mentally, having good people around me,” Steveson said of his career. “Having a good support system. It’s taken me to many places, you guys could see so many more.”

“Just stay focused, stay grinding, keep a good friends group, young kids stay in school, have fun, train hard and love wrestling,” he continued. “You will never get here if you don’t love it.”

It is yet to be revealed when Steveson will make his highly-anticipated debut with WWE. However, many have been speculating that he will make an appearance at WrestleMania 38, which will take place in first week of April.

Steveson was destined for WWE

Much like his University of Minnesota predecessor Brock Lesnar, Steveson’s path to WWE has already been carved. That was what WWE legend and executive vice president “Triple H” said last year and apparently, it is finally happening soon.

“He’s [Steveson’] got a bright future and anything that he decides to do but he’s a massive fan of what we do,” Triple H said last year via Fightful. “I am a massive fan, as we all are, of what he can bring to the table here, and if he does make the decision to come here and want to become a WWE Superstar, man, I have no doubt that he will do it, do it in record time and be amazing at it.”

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