Rob Gronkowski is no longer retired from the game of football, and he has an additional Super Bowl ring to show for it. The legendary tight end spent a bit of time in WWE during that retirement phase before joining the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Vince McMahon had some big plans for Gronk, but then the pandemic hit and everything was turned upside down around the world. Gronk returning to football really put the kibosh on the deal.

According to a report from Fightful Select, Gronk’s run in WWE was cut short by his NFL return. He was actually supposed to do something at SummerSlam in 2020 with his best buddy, now-released WWE Superstar, Mojo Rawley.

WWE sources tell Fightful 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.

Gronk would have probably received a hero’s welcome in Boston, but that’s not the case now. Tampa Bay might pop for Gronk now that he’s playing for the Buccaneers and won the Super Bowl last season.


It was reported that WWE wouldn’t be shocked if they see a future angle or something else with Gronk down the line. Mojo Rawley isn’t likely going to be in the picture unless they decide to bring him back to the company.

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H Jenkins

Years of experience in writing, journalism, and digging exclusive insider info for Ringside News opened the door for a new opportunity for Jenkins. With a history in finance, he broke into the journalism game by writing on blogs and other freelance websites before branching into sports and entertainment news. Being in tune with pop culture doesn't mean it has to make sense, but he tries. Favorite bands include any group from Seattle who formed between 1991 and 1999. 5 Ozzfests under his belt and 12 Warped Tours, but his last concert was a bluegrass AC/DC cover band that was not 100% terrible.

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