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Olympic gold medalist Gable Steveson made a special appearance on this week’s WWE RAW from the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota. He can also be dubbed as a RAW Superstar since he’s selected by the red brand of the WWE back in October who eventually showed up for the first time in a viewer’s capacity.

Over on WWE RAW, the company plugged in their new NIL (Next in Line) program where Gable is a part of. It was then shown that he was sitting ringside for the show. The mainstream athlete waved to the crowd and raised his gold medal, and then had a show of respect by having a fist bump with Bobby Lashley and MVP as Lashley came out for his match against Kevin Owens.

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As announced earlier, the inaugural NIL class features 15 athletes from 13 universities, 7 NCAA conferences, and 4 sports. These athletes join RAW Superstar and Olympic gold medalist Gable Steveson in WWE’s first-of-its-kind NIL program which involves sports individuals from different fields. WWE reportedly also found their next set of Bella Twins during this program.

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Gable Steveson is yet to make WWE Raw debut

As for Steveson, he resides in Apple Valley, Minnesota who is also a part of the University of Minnesota and both of these are close to St. Paul. As a teenager, he often attended WWE events when they host shows in Minnesota. As a lifelong WWE fan, he joined the company, earlier this year. WWE Raw was then also officially announced as a part of the roster.

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To be precise, Steveson signed with the WWE in September of this year and was then sent to WWE RAW in the WWE Draft this past October. The hope within the WWE is that he will become a full-time superstar for the red brand later in 2022 after he graduates from the University of Minnesota. His brother Bobby Steveson is also currently training for his WWE NXT debut under the ring name of “Damon Kemp.”

Rumors are very high about Steveson possibly making his in-ring debut at Wrestlemania 38 in April of 2022. However, he first has to be involved in a storyline on WWE Raw and there’s no update on when that would happen.

Arindam Pal

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