In a recent tweet, Angle wrote how, to him, Gable was never an underdog in the tournament as he always knew how great he is was in the ring.
“To me, @WWEGable was never an underdog. I knew early on how great he is, and was. He’s now getting the opportunity to prove how f’ing great he truly is. They say he’s the next Kurt Angle. He is not!!!! He’s Chad Gable, and he’s gonna win King of the Ring!!!! #itstrue #KOTR2019″
Chad Gable has been booked as an underdog throughout his run in the King of the Ring tournament. His opponents have all made jabs at his height, with WWE even trademarking a potential new name for him.
Gable defeated Andrade on last night’s episode of SmackDown Live. This victory sees him advance to the semi-finals of the tournament where he will face Elias.
If successful, he will go on to face the winner of RAW’s semi-final matchup between Samoa Joe, Baron Corbin, and Ricochet. The RAW and SmackDown finalists will then compete to crown the new King of the Ring at WWE‘s Clash of Champions event on September 15th.