Gable Steveson recently appeared as a guest on the After The Bell with Corey Graves podcast for an in-depth interview covering all things pro wrestling.
During the appearance, the Olympic gold medalist who recently signed with WWE spoke about what intrigued him about the company, his SummerSlam appearance and more.
Featured below are some of the highlights from the interview.
On what intrigued him about WWE: “They allowed me to go back to school. If I would have signed with UFC or tried to do NFL, I would have to leave an open book with the University of Minnesota that I couldn’t finish. I wanted to go back and win the National Tournament again. I wanted to go back and wrestle in front of my fans because last year we couldn’t because of Covid rules, and the year before that, it got canceled. I wanted to go back and have that last run with everybody seeing me.”
On being in attendance for SummerSlam: “When I came out for SummerSlam and Triple H brought me down from the suite, he said, ‘You’re going to go out and be on stage.’ I was like, this is something as kids I always wanted to do. I wanted to know what it feels like to be in front of 50,000 people on the big screen on the stage. I got out there, and it just felt natural, like normal.”
Check out the complete interview at Apple.com. H/T to WrestlingNews.co for transcribing the above quotes.
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