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Kurt Angle Says New WWE Star Needs A Proper Character To Be Entertaining

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At the WWE NXT: The Great American Bash premium live event back in July, Olympic Gold Medalist Gable Steveson made his in-ring debut against Baron Corbin. The match ended in a Double Count-Out.

Fans in attendance showed their hatred towards Steveson as they chanted things like “Bullsh*t”, “You’re not Angle” and “Let’s go Corbin” during the match.

Steveson hasn’t been seen on WWE television since then.

Speaking to Chris Van Vliet, WWE Hall Of Famer Kurt Angle praised Steveson and suggested that he needs a proper character to become entertaining instead of just being an amateur wrestler.

“First of all, he’s an incredible athlete. You know, he is not only incredible on the mat wrestling, I mean, this kid, you know, he can do backflips. He’s really athletic, super athletic and I think he’s gonna have a great future.

I just don’t know how entertaining he’s gonna be. I know that he loves to talk. A lot of his friends that I talked to say he’s kind of a loudmouth, which is kind of good because you want to be able to, you don’t want to be shy when you’re in this.

You know, I was a shy kid, and when I went to WWE, I had to learn how to suck it up and just go out there and put everything on the line and it was really a hard transition for me. But I think Gable Steveson will have the same thing.

He’ll probably, have to, you know, break that mold of being an amateur wrestler, because as an amateur wrestler, you show no emotion. You go out there and you focus and you wrestle. It’s not like pro wrestling where we have to show the people emotion.

You have to show if you’re scared, or if you’re mad, if you’re, you know, excited. So there’s a lot. You have to have incredible charisma and I think that Gable has that. I just don’t know how well he’s going to translate that when he starts talking.

I do remember doing a pre-tape with him in Pittsburgh and he did all right. You know, he didn’t do incredibly well, but he did well, that was like, okay, this kid, he has potential.

I think he’s going to be pretty good and so I expect him to have a great career. I don’t know if he’s going to have the career I had, but I think he could, definitely.”

Gable Steveson will take part in the 2023 World Championships in Freestyle Wrestling.

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