WWE chief Vince McMahon has reached out 'personally' to Olympic gold medallist Gable Steveson ahead of SummerSlam

VINCE MCMAHON 'personally' reached out to Olympic gold medallist Gable Steveson following his Tokyo 2020 heroics in an attempt to secure his services for the WWE.

The American was one of the most sought-after athletes in all of sport prior to his last-gasp victory over Georgia's Geno Petriashvili in the final of the men's 125kg freestyle wrestling tournament earlier this month.



Steveson, 21, has long been courted by the WWE, who have made fresh overtures to try and snap up the Minnesota Golden Gopher.

The Kill Cliff Ambassador told SunSport: "I haven't really thought about what's next.

"I told everybody I was going to come home and sit down for a little bit and just relax myself and just pick what's best for me and what's next.

"I could go for double gold in 2024, I could see Vince McMahon – who has reached out to me personally to go out there to do WWE.

"Or I could go see Dana White. I mean, even the [Minnesota] Vikings gave me a message.

"The options are open, my doors are open."

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With so many options on the table, Steveson is refusing to make any hasty decisions on his future.

He added: "I'm gonna pick the best option. But as of right now, I'm not sure. I'm gonna keep searching.

"I have the world to explore and I'm just gonna step my foot in that door and open it all and explore myself."

Steveson does, however, plan to be in attendance at SummerSlam this weekend, which will be headlined by Roman Reign's clash with John Cena.

The Olympian said: "I'm most definitely a huge wrestling fan.

"I was at Wrestlemania and in a week, I'll be at Summerslam being on camera and doing what I do best. And that's to look good.

"I could go for double gold in 2024, I could see Vince McMahon – who has reached out to me personally to go out there to do WWE.

"Like I said, for me to have all these options with the WWE and the UFC is something special. I'm not sure where I'll go, but [we'll see]."

Steveson will hope to learn a thing or two from The Big Dog, who just so happens to be his favourite wrestler.

He admitted: "My favourite wrestler right now is Roman Reigns.

"Roman Reigns, even though he's top dog and he's going out there and doing his thing, the way he talks and the way he looks and the showmanship he brings to WWE is so important to WWE.

"Because he's building a bigger brand for himself and he's building a bigger brand for the WWE for the next wave of people that come in and follow in his legendary footsteps.

"And right by his side is Paul Heyman. And if you're a Paul Heyman guy, you're destined to be a legend. Why? Because he's a legend.

"Paul Heyman has been my close friend for years now, so I've known him personally.

"He's opened a new door for me.

"But at the end of the day, all options will be open and I'll pick the best one for me."

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