Paul Heyman Takes Full Credit For Gable Steveson's Successes
Steveson signed with WWE last week
Paul Heyman says he is 'personally responsible' for Gable Steveson winning his Olympic Gold Medal at the 2020 Tokyo Games earlier this year.
Steveson, in the wake of his incredible Gold Medal success over the summer, was confirmed as signing a deal with WWE last week. The 21-year-old will be full time with the promotion from May 2022.
Steveson has spoken before about how he sees himself as a Paul Heyman guy, and Heyman himself has indicated he is already offering advice to the NCAA Division 1 Heavyweight Champion.
Speaking to TMZ, Heyman said: "I am personally responsible for all of Gable Steveson’s right business decisions in his life and his gold medal and his Hodge trophy and his NCAA Division 1 Heavyweight championship.
"I had everything with Gable Steveson winning the Olympic gold medal. I arranged for Gable Steveson to train with Brock Lesnar at the University of Minnesota, which helped Gable Steveson win the NCAA Division 1 Heavyweight championship. Then he used my strategy to win the gold medal in the Olympics.
"Now, we’ll see how he does in WWE. He’s not at quite the level of a Ronda Rousey or a Brock Lesnar, certainly not of the Tribal Chief, Roman Reigns.
"So far, Gable Steveson understands to listen to the wise man and he’s doing alright with that counsel."