Ex-Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski close to signing deal with WWE
Former New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski might have the next chapter of his life figured out inside the world of professional wrestling.
Rob Gronkowski and the WWE are reportedly close to a deal, but it is uncertain at the time of this writing what that deal would include.
Longtime wrestling writer and editor Ryan Satin broke the news last night on WWE’s show on FS1 called “WWE Backstage” that Gronkowski and the pro wrestling/sports entertainment juggernaut have been in talks and close to a deal.
There was some hope among New England Patriots fans that Gronkowski would be making a comeback to football, but it seems that is being put on the backburner for the time being. If Gronkowski does indeed make the transition from the gridiron to the squared circle, he would join the likes of Bill Goldberg, Roman Reigns, John Cena, and others who decided to make a career change to wrestling.
This wouldn’t be the first time though that the former All-Pro tight end has dipped his toes into the waters of the WWE. He is actually really good friends with current WWE superstar Mojo Rawley, and he used to go watch his friend wrestle a few years ago when Rawley was down in the developmental brand “NXT” based in Orlando.
Also, on occasion when Monday Night Raw or Smackdown was in town, Gronkowski and his brothers would attend the show. But he really laid the groundwork for a future spot in the WWE when he helped Rawley win the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal back in 2017 at WrestleMania 33 in Orlando.
As a fan of the WWE myself, I can’t wait to see Gronkowski in a WWE ring and see what the future holds for him. Can you imagine his finishing move is him Gronk-spiking his opponent into the mat? That’ll be awesome.