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Highly Accomplished Wrestler Released From WWE

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In a surprising turn of events, WWE has decided to part ways with Olympic Gold Medalist Gable Steveson, marking the end of a three-year journey with the promotion.

Steveson, whose wrestling prowess led him to claim gold at the 2021 Tokyo Summer Games, joined WWE in the same year, bringing a wave of anticipation among wrestling fans worldwide. However, his departure from the company signifies a significant twist in his professional trajectory.

The news of Steveson’s release was first brought to light by the Wrestling Observer, indicating that his departure is part of the recent streamlining efforts within the WWE NXT roster. Despite his celebrated athletic background, Steveson’s tenure with WWE faced challenges from the outset.

Initial reports suggested that he struggled to meet the expected standards of improvement at the Performance Center, a factor that likely contributed to his departure.

Steveson’s in-ring debut under the WWE banner occurred at NXT Great American Bash 2023, where he faced off against Baron Corbin to a count-out draw. This was his only televised match in WWE. Subsequently, he continued to feature in matches at NXT Live Events and participated in dark matches prior to SmackDown broadcasts. However, his journey in WWE failed to gain significant momentum, raising doubts about his long-term prospects within the organization.

One notable aspect of Steveson’s WWE tenure was the impact on his Olympic aspirations. Despite qualifying for Team USA, reports suggested that his commitments to WWE would prevent him from competing in upcoming events. With his release from the promotion, speculation arises regarding Steveson’s potential return to the Olympic stage. The looming question remains whether he will set his sights on the upcoming games in Paris, France, now that he is free from his WWE obligations.

Below is the updated list of NXT releases:

– Gable Steveson

– Drew Gulak

– Valentina Feroz

– Boa

– Darrell Mason

– Vlad Pavlenko

– Ezekiel Balogun

– Kiyah Saint

– Emma Diaz

– Keyshawn Leflore

– Trey Bearhill

– Julian Baldi

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