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Gable Steveson no more taking part in the amateur wrestling World Championships

The wrestling world was buzzing when Olympic gold medalist Gable Steveson stepped into the ring for his WWE debut at NXT Great American Bash on July 30. However, a jeering crowd in Cedar Park, Texas, raised questions about his future in professional wrestling.

Amidst speculation surrounding his NXT debut, Steveson’s plan to return to the amateur wrestling scene seemed intact. He had earned his spot among the competitors for the 2023 World Championships in Belgrade, Serbia, scheduled for September 16-24. His journey to this event included a victory over Mason Parris earlier in the summer.

In an unexpected turn of events, it has been announced that Mason Parris will replace Gable Steveson at the World Championships. The question on everyone’s mind: Why did Steveson withdraw?

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What are the factors that Influenced Gable Steveson to make the Decision?

Several factors and speculations surround Steveson’s decision to withdraw from the World Championships:

1. WWE Commitments: Steveson’s debut in WWE’s NXT raised the possibility of a promising professional wrestling career. His WWE commitments might have influenced his decision.

2. Olympic Aspirations: As an Olympic gold medalist, Steveson faced the challenge of balancing a professional wrestling career with a potential return to the Olympics in Paris in 2024. This could have played a significant role in his decision-making.

3. NCAA Eligibility: There were rumors that Steveson could be considering a return to the University of Minnesota for his final year of NCAA eligibility. This could be a key factor in his choice.

4. Audience Reception: The mixed reception from the crowd during his NXT debut may have affected Steveson’s motivation or confidence, potentially influencing his decision.

In the world of wrestling, Gable Steveson’s journey is full of twists and turns, and his recent decision to withdraw from the World Championships adds another intriguing chapter to his story.

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