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Paul Heyman on His Role With Gable Steveson Winning a Gold Medal and Joining WWE

September 15, 2021 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris
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TMZ and photographer Adam Glyn recently spoke to Paul Heyman, who discussed WWE signing Gable Steveson, his Olympic gold medal win and more. Below are some highlights and a clip of Heyman discussing the Olympic champion and new WWE signee.

Heyman on Steveson’s gold medal victory at the Olympics: “I had everything with Gable Steveson winning the Olympic gold medal. I arranged for Gable Steveson to train with Brock Lesnar at the University of Minnesota, which helped Gable Steveson win the NCAA Division 1 Heavyweight Championship. And then he used my strategy to win the gold medal in the Olympics. And now we’ll see how he does in WWE. He’s not quite the level of a Ronda Rousey or a Brock Lesnar, and certainly not of the tribal chief Roman Reigns. But so far, Gable Steveson understands how to listen to the wise man, and he’s doing alright with that counsel.”

Heyman on Steveson’s business decisions: “I am personally responsible for all of Gable Steveson’s right business decisions in his life and his gold medal and his Hodge trophy and his NCAA Division 1 Heavyweight Championship.”

On how Steveson can become a legend in the business: “If Steveson continues to listen to my counsel, he will become an all-time legend. And if he doesn’t, then he’ll fall to the wayside like all those who think they are smarter than Paul Heyman.”

As noted, Steveson signed an exclusive Name, Image, and Likeness deal with WWE. Steveson will continue as an amateur wrestler for the NCAA in his senior year, but he’ll also be a part of the WWE roster while defending his title at the University of Minnesota.