Former New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski officially made his WWE debut this past Friday on FOX during the latest episode of Smackdown.
The news broke via WWE and Rob Gronkowski’s social media accounts that the former three-time Super Bowl champion would be making his WWE debut on Smackdown. The former All-Pro didn’t waste any time making an impact either, as he also added another blockbuster that he would be hosting WrestleMania taking place on April 4th and April 5th.
Alongside his good friend, Mojo Rawley, Gronkowski quickly adapted to the WWE lifestyle, showing off his party animal side by dancing down the ramp on his way to the WWE ring. Gronkowski added that he has been a longtime WWE fan and that he was ready to be a part of the WWE for quite a long time.
Gronkowski has been involved with Rawley and the WWE before, though never officially or this kind of degree. This time, he is under contract with WWE … but it is unknown the details regarding the final negotiations.
It seems though that Gronkowski will not just be an on-air personality, at it is fully expected that he will be getting physical at some point in the future.
He started that on Friday by getting involved with the winner of the King of the Ring tournament, Baron Corbin. He set up a match between Corbin and fellow WWE superstar Elias before shoving Corbin with the help of Rawley.
As of now, Rob Gronkowski is slated to appear next for the WWE during WrestleMania weekend on the 4th and the 5th, but who knows when he will appear next. There is still some time for him to pop up on Monday Night Raw or Smackdown again before the big weekend comes.
Gronkowski played for the New England Patriots as their star tight end for nine seasons before retiring last March.