With the WWE capitalizing on the celebrity status of Ronda Rousey, New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski looks to be someone else that the company is eyeing. The 28-year-old NFC Super Bowl Champion was a feature during last year’s Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal, as he assisted Mojo Rawley in eliminating Jinder Mahal and winning the match.
Although Gronk seemingly still has a lot of football playing left in him, there has been speculation that he could be considering coming over to the WWE. Recently, TMZ interviewed Rawley in hopes to gain some inside information on whether Gronk was going to join WWE, especially after Gronk stated days before that he was going to reflect on his future.
Before adding that he cannot speak for him, he did jokingly state, “It’s not a matter of if, it’s a matter of when.”
Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer was interviewed by the WEEI sports radio network to discuss WWE’s intent on acquiring Gronk. Meltzer explained how, while WWE is interested in Gronk, it would not be something that the company would consider from the standpoint of outbidding the NFL.
“I think that is more of a Gronkowski is going to make the call himself and I don’t think it is WWE is trying to — they are not going to outbid him,” said Meltzer. “They are not going to spend $10 million a year on him. But, if he’s done with football, are they interested in him? Yeah, it is pretty clear they are.”
If Gronkowski does decide to leave the NFL for WWE, he would join legendary names who turned from pro football to wrestling, such as WWE Hall of Famer “Big Cat” Ernie Ladd, former WCW Champion Vader, and 2018 WWE Hall of Fame inductee Goldberg, among others.
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