Gable Steveson is a once-in-a-lifetime athlete and there’s no denying that. The 21-year-old amateur wrestler from Portage, Indiana successfully chased his second consecutive NCAA title Saturday night. WWE signed a big deal with the Olympic Gold Medalist, but he will never forget his time in amateur wrestling.

The University of Minnesota standout beat Arizona State’s Cohlton Schultz 6-2. Gable left his boots on the mat following his big win to signify his retirement from the sport. He received a thundering ovation from the crowd.

Ahead of the match, Gable took to Twitter to tease his future with the world of amateur wrestling. “Dear Wrestling, Thank You,” said the now two-time NCAA Heavyweight Champion.

Dear Wrestling, Thank you.


Now that Steveson is officially retired from amateur wrestling, he can shift his focus on to professional wrestling. The Olympic Gold Medalist is currently signed to WWE and was made part of Monday Night RAW last year.

WWE commentator Corey Graves has already invited Steveson to bring his title to tomorrow’s Monday Night RAW in Chicago, Illinois. We’ll have to wait and see if Steveson decides to show up on the red brand.

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Manik Aftab

Manik Aftab is a news writer at Ringside News. He has been an avid fan of professional wrestling since 2000. His earliest memories of pro wrestling involved The Rock taking on The McMahon-Helmsley faction in 2000. Outside of his writing responsibilities, Manik is a fan of fiction, thrillers, comics, manga and anime. He’s an occasional journalist and likes to spend his free time watching movies and reading stuff about politics, science, medicine, etc. Manik also enjoys jogs in the park and workouts in the gym.  Manik is also a big of rock bands including Linkin Park, Breaking Benjamin, Metallica, Drowning Pool, Breaking Point, and Skillet. His current favorite wrestler is Kazuchika Okada and his favorite wrestler of all time is The Rock.

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