New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski has spent some time during the off-season in what seems to be his true calling, the WWE.
Gronk got involved at WrestleMania 33, helping his friend Mojo Rawley win the Andre the Giant Memorial Trophy. Rawley recently spoke with TMZ Sports about the issue and the question came up. Has the WWE talked with Gronkowski about a long term opportunity?
“Are you kidding me? Of course we’ve explored that opportunity,” Rawley said. “But Gronk’s focused on his career right now. But Gronk’s focused on his career right now and he’s been training real hard. Yeah, he’s been having a little bit of fun with us these last couple of weeks. But he doesn’t let that take away from his NFL career, from the Patriots, so he’s staying focused. We don’t want to rope him in too far because he’s really in the zone right now. But hey, you never know what the future is going to hold.”
Gronkowski has both the body type and larger than life personality to thrive in the WWE. In the past, he’s also expressed an interest in a WWE career, but after football.
Gronk will be 28 during the 2017 season, so his football career is nowhere near done. But when that day finally comes, Gronkowski will still have the chance to stay in the spotlight.