WWE Superstar Gable Steveson is back in full training after undergoing heart surgery last month, it has emerged.
Steveson signed with WWE in September 2021, and despite being drafted to Raw the following month, he still hasn’t played a match.
The former Olympian, however, seems to be fully focused on his WWE career and now trains full-time at the Performance Center.
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Over the past few months, there have been several rumors circulating about Steveson’s status in WWE, with some even speculating that he was let go.
Reports from The Wrestling Observer indicate that seniors hoped Steveson would have been much further along in his development right now after arriving last year.
However, we seem to have figured out why Steveson’s progress may have stalled, and it’s due to a health issue he was dealing with.
ESPN reports that Gable is now training full-time at the Performance Center after undergoing heart surgery last month, via WrestleTalk.
Gable Steveson, an Olympic gold medalist freestyle wrestler, now trains full-time at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida after his heart was removed last month to treat Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW), he told ESPN.
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The report explains that Steveson’s heart condition was discovered before he traveled to Tokyo for the delayed 2020 Olympics, meaning WWE would have been aware of the issue before signing him.
Steveson explained that WWE’s medical team, with the help of top cardiologists, recommended that it was time to have the procedure, which delayed his entry into the company.
The procedure was intended to correct Steveson’s Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome, which causes a rapid heartbeat. The idea is to use small burns and gels to create scars inside the heart to help maintain a steady rhythm.
Gable appears to have recovered well from the surgery and is now determined to fully continue his training for a career in wrestling, as he told ESPN.
We’re just excited to start this journey, it’s been a long road to get here. I feel like I’m able to take that first place and I feel like I’m able to handle that position in the right way. a competitor, I am an artist. I can do things a lot of other big guys can’t
Steveson joined WWE with a lot of buzz, with Samoa Joe describing the Olympian during an interview with GiveMeSport as a “phenomenal” athlete.
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