Top NCAA wrestler Gable Steveson appeared at tonight’s WWE NXT “Takeover: Stand and Deliver” Night Two event.
Steveson was shown sitting at ringside with WWE Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon and Canyon Ceman, WWE’s Senior Director of Talent Development. They appeared on camera right before the NXT North American Title match between Bronson Reed and champion Johnny Gargano.
Gable and his brother Bobby Steveson, who are lifelong wrestling fans, have been expected to start working with WWE soon. They both have wrestled for the University of Minnesota, and have trained with alumni Brock Lesnar. Gable recently had an impressive performance that qualified him for the 2021 Olympics in Tokyo.
Steveson was also backstage for Takeover, as seen in the photo below with former MMA fighter Jimmy Smith, who worked the Takeover Kickoff pre-shows this week.
WWE has not announced that Steveson has signed with the company as of this writing, but it’s possible seeing as how they put him on camera tonight.
Stay tuned for more on The Steveson Brothers in WWE. You can see related tweets below:
— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) April 9, 2021
Back stage at NXT with the MAN Gable Steveson. Get that gold! pic.twitter.com/cGssLdm9Oo
— Jimmy Smith (@jimmysmithmma) April 9, 2021
— Minnesota Wrestling (@GopherWrestling) April 4, 2021
Gable Steveson on his relationship with Brock Lesnar
”My relationship with Brock has been awesome. It’s outstanding that a guy like that has noticed me and has gone out of his way to be there for me and guide me in the right direction."#NXTTakeOver pic.twitter.com/FfN3KcLxex
— The Signature Spot (@SignatureSpot) April 9, 2021