Rob Gronkowski made headlines when he signed a WWE contract a few months ago, as he was scheduled to work in the ring after his retirement from football.
However, Gronkowski went back on his retirement decision to sign with Tampa Bay Buccaneers and will be playing for them in the upcoming NFL season. Gronkowski’s return to football resulted in him invoking the release clause in his WWE contract.
RingsideNews reported that Gronk was treated as a ‘Saudi Prince’ backstage, which resulted in other stars developing a dislike towards the multi-time Super Bowl winner.
Gronk was the official host of the two-day WrestleMania 36 event, and had a dive spot during the event. Gronk initially refused to do it, but after Vince McMahon himself demonstrated the move, he went on to perform it.
It is reported by RingsideNews that this treatment of Gronk didn’t go down well with others, as any other superstar would have faced backlash backstage for refusing to do a maneuver.
The sources in WWE told the website that the pecking order in the company was at full display during the event. Gronk never used his celebrity status to win anyone ever backstage, but he was treated much differently anyway.
Gronkowski won the 24/7 Championship and held on to it for quite some time before he was defeated by R-Truth last week. A few hours later, it was reported that Gronkowski will no longer be associated with the company.