During night one of WWE WrestleMania 38, which is currently ongoing at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, former NCAA wrestler & Olympic wrestler Gable Steveson was introduced by WWE Chief Brand Officer, Stephanie McMahon. Steveson was drafted to WWE Monday Night Raw at the 2021 WWE draft and is the second Olympic wrestling gold medalist to be signed by the company besides WWE Hall of Famer, Kurt Angle.
Speaking of Kurt Angle, the two can be seen together in a new picture that was posted on the squared circle subreddit.
On that same subreddit, fans reacted to the picture by saying Angle should be the ‘father’ to Steveson, a reference to 2017 when WWE decided to make former WWE superstar Jason Jordan Kurt Angle’s illegitimate son. One Reddit user would pivot by saying: “Don’t reboot it. Just have it as part of WWE continuity that Kurt’s always going up and down the country fathering wrestlers. Should be an ongoing joke until his accumulated kids are large enough to have their own battle royal to fight for Kurt’s affection.”
In other news regarding Kurt Angle, during a recent edition of his podcast, ‘The Kurt Angle Show’, the WWE Hall of Famer would discuss how WWE informed him he would be needed as WWE’s next General Manager. Credit to Wrestling Inc for the below.
“You would think so, you would think they would call me right away and say Mick Foley is going to have his hip replaced, we need you as the GM. No, they didn’t do that,” Angle said. “They waited until they inducted me in the Hall of Fame, Hall of Fame night, the night before WrestleMania, and that night, right before I went out to do my speech, Vince McMahon came in and said, ‘hey, we’re going to have you be the GM of RAW starting tomorrow.’ They could’ve told me when Mick Foley had to have his hip replacement, they didn’t tell me till the very last second. I knew the day before I was GM that I was going to be the GM.
“Vince made it very simple for me [that night on RAW], he basically introduced me, I came out and said, ‘Kurt Angle is back, oh it’s true, it’s damn true,’ that was all I said. Vince just wanted the fans to know I was the new GM and he wanted to get the fans excited about it. He wanted to re-introduce me to them because I was out for 11 years.”