SmackDown Tag Team Champion; NXT Tag Team Champion
Chad Gable: Bio
Chad Gable is ready to make an immediate impact in NXT.
Hailing from Minnesota, a state rich in wrestling history, Gable is a true master of the mat. He can take down his opposition with ease, pinning their shoulders to the mat in the blink of an eye. That lightning-quick speed served Gable well in the amateur ranks, where he was a state champion in high school.
Gable reached the pinnacle of amateur wrestling in 2012, when he was victorious in the U.S. Olympic Trials, earning the right to compete at the London Olympics that summer. He soon shifted his focus toward the professional ranks, signing on to train at the WWE Performance Center.
Gable began to pop up on NXT television in summer 2015, urging fellow amateur standout Jason Jordan to join forces with him in NXT’s tag team division. Jordan refused at first, but finally gave in after several other partnerships failed. Jordan and Gable debuted as a team in impactful fashion on July 15, with Gable unleashing a flurry of pinning combinations that dizzied the opposition before earning the victory with a double-team suplex.
The mat masters now have their sights set on winning the first Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic. Gable & Jordan may just do that, if their first round victory is any indication. The two grapplers surprised the NXT Universe with a big win over Solomon Crowe and WWE Superstar Neville.
Jordan seemed impressed with Gable after the bout, but time will tell what their partnership will produce. One thing is for sure though, the former Olympian is ready, willing and Gable for whatever lies ahead.