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Gable Steveson to be at WWE WrestleMania 38, will be Raw regular 'very, very soon'

The U.S. Olympic gold medalist and two-time NCAA champion retired from amateur wrestling on Saturday.
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Two-time NCAA heavyweight wrestling champion and U.S. Olympic gold medalist Gable Steveson is expected to join the WWE Raw roster "very, very soon" and will be at WrestleMania 38, according to Dave Meltzer.

Meltzer noted on Sunday's Wrestling Observer Radio that the 21-year-old will become a regular on the show shortly.

"I'm pretty sure that some clips of the [NCAA] tournament will be on Raw tomorrow night because he's going to be on the Raw brand as a regular very, very soon -- and with a push," Meltzer said.  

Prior to that, Meltzer said Steveson will be at WrestleMania.

In an interview released Monday afternoon with SI.com, Steveson said he plans to be at WWE's biggest event of the year and may be doing something more than just an appearance.

I plan on going to WrestleMania. That’s the first time WWE fans will see me and what I’m about. I’m going to put my heart out there," he told SI.

On Saturday, Steveson defeated Arizona State’s Cohlton Schultz to win his second-straight NCAA title. He left his boots on the mat after the match, announcing his retirement from amateur wrestling. 

He told SI.com that he heard from Brock Lesnar, Paul Levesque and Paul Heyman, adding that Heyman is always the first one to check in with him.

Steveson became the first-ever athlete to sign an NIL deal with WWE back in September and continued to wrestle for the University of Minnesota during his senior year. Steveson was officially drafted to the Raw brand last October. 

“My focus has been on the moment. There have been times I’ve thought about the UFC and NFL, but I’m not even 22 years old. There is still time to branch out into other places, and I’m also aware of what’s in front of me. This is my chance to work for Vince McMahon in WWE and create something you’ve never seen before," he said to SI.

In August, WWE announced the signing of Gable's older brother, Bobby Steveson, who now wrestles under the name Damon Kemp.