Gable Steveson enjoying where he’s at in WWE, experimenting in dark matches

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Steveson is trying to find himself from an entertainment perspective. 

NCAA Division I champion and Olympic Gold medalist Gable Steveson has been signed to WWE for several years and in the early portion of 2024, he worked a handful of dark matches prior to Friday Night SmackDown episodes. 

Steveson guest appeared on the JAXXON PODCAST and expressed that he likes where he’s at and is focused on that. He added that he’s trying to find himself as a pro wrestler. 

Yeah, I think there’s a great opportunity to do a lot of great things (under TKO with WWE & UFC) but right now, I’m loving the WWE process, everything is going really good. SmackDown, the dark matches are going really well. I’m getting better every time so I’m focused on one thing at a time but, obviously, at the end of the day, competitiveness is always gonna be there and there’s always the what if you can? But, where I am right now with the business is really good and I’m happy where I am. 

It’s for you to experiment because it’s not on live TV. So, right now, I’m trying to find who is Gable? I know who I am in Olympic-style wrestling, I know who I am in Folkstyle wrestling. But, in entertainment, who am I? I know who I am personally. I’m outgoing, I’m funny, I’m nice, I’m humble but sometimes, you gotta be that cocky and this side, I can be that and I can be whatever I wanna be with my life… I was thinking the new Brock (Gable said in response to Rampage Jackson saying he should be the next Goldust). 

When it comes to his presentation, Steveson said he’s been thinking about something like a prime Deion Sanders in regards to there being a lot of flash. 

That’s what I was thinking too. Just like a prime Deion (Sanders) but in WWE. I like that too, because I like the flash, I like the nice stuff and so, that’s definitely an option.

Further speaking about finding himself as a WWE talent, Steveson said he’s been taking on babyface and heel roles. 

Right now, I’ve been doing heel. So I kind of do a mixture of both (babyface & heel). 

Honestly, right now, I’m really nothing because I haven’t really been given anything to be. I’m experimenting. 

Steveson’s first match on a WWE broadcast was during the summer of 2023 when he fell in defeat to Baron Corbin at NXT Great American Bash

Since then, he’s wrestled at NXT house shows and dark matches. 

If the quotes in this article are used, please credit the JAXXON PODCAST with an H/T to POST Wrestling for the transcriptions.

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