Former New England Patriots star and Pro Bowl tight end Rob Gronkowski announced his retirement from football after leading his team to a Super Bowl 53 championship, but that may not be it for his career as a sports entertainer.
The 30-year-old Gronkowski doesn't seem rushed on joining the WWE, however. He's been emotional in discussing how football seriously affected his physical and mental health.
Now that he's able to rest and recover from the beating his body endured for all those years, Gronkowski doesn't need to join the WWE right away. He can simply do so whenever he's ready, and it makes sense for him to wait until he's fully healthy before stepping into the ring.
Rawley spoke to TMZ Sports and revealed a possible date for Gronkowski's first WWE match. He explained that theNot only that, but Rawley suggested that the two could team up in the city that Gronkowski called home for nine years.
"We've been talking about doing a tag match together for a really long time," Rawley said says."SummerSlam is in Boston next year. It's gonna be a huge event. That might be the one man!"
Gronkowski has made one WWE appearance on television, and it was a memorable one alright. He was sitting ringside at WrestleMania 33 in Orlando, supporting Rawley in his Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal. Jinder Mahal confronted Gronk and knocked his drink out of his hand. The latter entered the ring and attacked Mahal, thus helping Rawley win the Battle Royal.
With a hilarious and humble personality and ridiculous athleticism, there's little doubting that Gronkowski would be a huge success in WWE. It only seems like a matter of time until we get to see it.
What Would Gronk Be Like In WWE?
We've seen many professional athletes take part in WWE matches, namely Dennis Rodman and Lawrence Taylor. Gronkowski would have plenty of time to work on his in-ring skills before debuting in WWE, so there's good reason to believe that he'd be a tremendous all-around superstar. But without a doubt, Gronk would do his best work on the microphone. Those epic backstage promos with Rawley can't come soon enough.