Rob Gronkowski was brought into WWE in the early months of 2020, joining the roster as a planned in-ring competitor. However, before any plans for Gronkowski to step inside a WWE ring could come to fruition, he announced his return to the NFL and was released from his WWE contract. Now though, Fightful Select have offered a further update on what Gronkowski’s plans within WWE would have been.
The report states that, “Gronkowski’s run was to lead to something at SummerSlam 2020 with Mojo Rawley, with the line of thinking being that Gronkowski would be a huge draw in the Boston area, where he played for years.”
Gronkowski and Rawley were known to have a friendship pre-WWE. This relationship also played out on camera, with Gronkowski helping Rawley win the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal at WrestleMania 33. This favor would then be returned in 2020 when Rawley helped Gronkowski win the 24/7 Championship at WrestleMania 36, a show Gronkowski was hosting.
The report does also state that the door is open for a potential return, but sources within the company wouldn’t be surprised if the angle or a future relationship with Gronkowski does not come to fruition. This also comes after Rawley was also released from WWE in April of this year.
In the time since he left WWE, Rob Gronkowski won his fourth NFL Super Bowl of his career.
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