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WWE star Gable Steveson issues statement on 2019 sexual assault investigation

Olympic Gold Medalist Gable Steveson is in line for a big push with WWE and the feeling on him is that he will be a future main eventer.

Steveson has been widely praised by many people in management and he is close with Paul Heyman so there are a lot of people backing him but there are some critics that are pointing to his past in an attempt to get WWE to reconsider their plans.

In 2019, there was a sexual assault investigation on Steveson and Dylan Martinez. They were arrested in June of 2019 on suspicion of criminal sexual conduct but they were released from jail without being charged. The investigation concluded and during a 12/20/19 press conference Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said, “In the interest of justice, there is inadequate evidence to fairly charge and prosecute this case.”

Very few details about the case were made public in order to protect the victim, according to Freeman and he added that the Minnesota sex crimes unit conducted a “very thorough” and “complete” investigation.

The story has continued to circulate among some fans on social media and Steveson issued the following statement to Ringside News:

“One of the challenges for me personally especially over the past several months/years has been reading the criticisms and attacks on my character by people who don’t know me personally and my values. No charges were ever brought by anyone and the entire episode has been difficult for everyone involved … Going forward people who don’t know me will hopefully see that kindness, respect and empathy are virtues I take very seriously in my life.”

Dave Meltzer reported that there are WrestleMania plans for Steveson and the idea is for him to start working as a regular after the college wrestling season ends in March. WrestlingNews.co has heard that there have been creative pitches made for Steveson to be part of the Men’s Royal Rumble match.


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