Former SmackDown Tag Team Champion Chad Gable is considering leaving WWE, according to a new report.
Chad Gable joined WWE in 2013 after competing in the Greco-Roman style 84kg event at the London Olympics in 2012.
In the spring of 2015, Gable began a storyline with Jason Jordan that would eventually lead to the pair forming American Alpha. The two men went on to become one of the most popular tag teams in NXT, competing against The Revival, now better known as FTR in AEW.
The pair eventually won NXT Tag Team gold before taking home the SmackDown Tag Team Championships in December 2016 after graduating to the main roster. However, the team split the following summer, with Jordan joining Monday Night Raw after being revealed as Kurt Angle’s son.
Chad Gable has struggled to gain traction since the split and is currently teaming with Otis as Alpha Academy on Raw following a spell where he was known as Shorty G.
Dave Meltzer revealed on the latest episode of Wrestling Observer Radio that the former Olympian has been considering his options. However, it remains unclear whether Gable will be moving on to greener pastures in the near future:
“It’s been talked about, but I don’t think it’s going to happen. But it has been talked about, and he has definitely had friends tell him the same thing. I know it’s been one of those things that it’s been under consideration, but I don’t think he’s going anywhere. I don’t know that. Just one of those things.”
“Not everyone’s gonna get an offer from AEW and that would really be the only place to go, and he’s making a lot of money in WWE, and he’s not gonna make that in IMPACT or anywhere else.”
On the most recent episode of Raw, Alpha Academy competed against The Dirty Dawgs and The Street Profits for a shot at the Raw Tag Team Titles, but they were ultimately defeated.
Earlier in 2021, during a Q&A session, fellow former Olympian Kurt Angle praised Chad Gable, calling him the “most underrated” wrestler he had ever faced. Gable was described as “very talented” by the WWE Hall of Famer, who lamented his lack of success on the main roster.