WWE announced the signing of Rob Gronkowski as a full-time WWE superstar recently, and it was widely predicted that the future NFL Hall of Famer will be transitioning into an in-ring role soon.
Gronk made his debut on SmackDown and was part of the historic two-night WrestleMania announcement team. He hosted the 36th edition of the premiere event and even won the 24/7 Championship on Night Two.
It was recently announced that Gronk will be returning to football after the Tampa Bay Buccaneers picked him up in the recent NFL draft. WWE acknowledged his return to NFL and wished him luck.
WWE also reminded him of his duties as the 24/7 Champion and said he’ll have to defend the title anytime, anywhere, even if it means inside the football arena.
Gronk is still signed to WWE but the plans will definitely change for him in the coming weeks. Wrestling Observer Newsletter reported that WWE had big plans for Gronk in the coming months, with a possible in-ring debut at SummerSlam in August.
“Gronkowski was supposed to be a big part of the local promotion of SummerSlam in Boston this year. Who knows if this would be possible.”
Gronk is back in the NFL, which will prevent him from taking unnecessary risks, and this will surely hamper his chances of wrestling in the ring. Even if he steps inside the Squared Circle, he won’t be taking any major bumps.
It is unclear whether SummerSlam will go on as planned due to the pandemic, however, the TD Arena in Boston is yet to officially cancel. The show is still months away from now, but with USA being the worst-hit nation in this pandemic, it is highly unlikely that things return to normalcy anytime soon.
Gronk had previously appeared in WWE during WrestleMania 33 in 2017 when he attacked Jinder Mahal and helped his friend Mojo Rawley win the Andre the Giant Battle Royal.