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WWE's Gable Steveson not closing the door on 2024 Olympics

Steveson also confirmed he is indeed heading straight to the main roster.

Future WWE wrestler Gable Steveson says he might still compete at the 2024 Olympics. 

Steveson left his boots on the mat after winning his second-straight NCAA heavyweight championship last Saturday. During an appearance on The MMA Hour on Wednesday, however, he said he's not closing the door on returning to amateur wrestling.

"For now, I'm done. For now, I'm going to focus on WWE, go to WrestleMania, do all those things," Steveson said.

"I know that competitive itch is going to come back and who knows? It might be at the 2024 Olympic trials when I show up again, but I do feel like I will put the shoes back on just not for a little bit."

"When that time comes, I'll only be 24. I feel like I still have a lot left to prove," Steveson said about possibly participating in the 2024 Olympics. "I hope to maybe show up and if I don't, 2028 is there and I'll only be 28." 

He confirmed that he is eligible to compete one more year in college but does not plan on doing so. 

He also said that Brock Lesnar was one of the first people to congratulate him following his second-straight NCAA championship. 

"He was one of the first. He said 'great job', congratulated me on my good interview too. He said I had a really good interview which I was proud to hear. I've been working on my talking skills," he said. "I like how Roman Reigns talks on Friday Night SmackDown. He's so productive, he's strong with his words, he's just a one of a kind spokesperson." 

Steveson was asked if he has received any help from Paul Heyman on his talking skills. 

"He's a wizard, you know? There was times when he would tell me certain things to spin to make an attraction bigger than it should be. He's just so smart. He's literally a genius at what he does," he said.

Steveson continued to say that he has a good relationship with WWE's Paul "HHH" Levesque and president Nick Khan as well. He confirmed he will be at WrestleMania, but would not elaborate any further regarding what his role on the show would be. 

"My exact start date is in the middle of April. So, they're letting me finish school, they're letting me do my thing," Steveson continued. "I'm planning on getting on TV and getting in the ring on TV really, really soon."

He also confirmed he will be bypassing NXT and heading straight to the Raw brand.