While in NXT, Chad Gable earned a lot of respect from the fans while working as a tag team with Jason Jordan. Under the name American Alpha, the duo would put on great matches with the likes of the Ascension, the Vaudevillains, and the Revival.
During the first-ever Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic, Chad Gable had a chance to prove how good he really was, both selling most of the offense in their matches, and using his amateur wrestling ability to outmaneuver his, often, larger opponents.
After a short stint on the main roster, involving a run with the WWE Smackdown Tag Team Championships, American Alpha would split up due to the Superstar Shakeup back in 2017. While Jason Jordan took his time to find his footing, Gable went on to face some of SD Live’s best talent. While not able to pick up many wins, he put on great matches with the likes of Kevin Owens and AJ Styles, attempting to break into the US title picture.
Gable was a part of a team with Shelton Benjamin afterward, but the duo never accomplished much. Since his move to Monday nights, he hasn’t done too much aside from working a small feud with Jinder Mahal. While he might be one of WWE’s hidden gems inside the ring, his size has been rumored to be a bit of a factor as far as pushing him in some kind of singles role. Dave Meltzer spoke on this matter during a recent edition of Wrestling Observer Radio.
He’s so talented. If he left, anywhere he went he would do great. Then WWE would want him back and respect him more.
Chad Gable could definitely benefit from working in a different company. Quite a few talents have left NXT and WWE to pursue their careers elsewhere, with some impressive results.
Could a jump to ROH, NJPW or Impact help Gable’s career? Or will he always be seen as a mid-carder at best? It’s hard to tell if size is the only real issue. We’ve had top guys in the company that weren’t giants. Guerrero, Mysterio, and Benoit are the three names that always come to mind. Maybe all he needs is a chance and the right opponent to impress the WWE brass.