Rob Gronkowski made his NFL comeback official Tuesday and has been traded to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Now that he’s back in the NFL, what does this mean for his WWE career?
New WWE 24/7 champion, Rob Gronkowski, officially returns to the NFL, so what does this mean for his WWE career?
Gronkowski returned and was traded from the New England Patriots to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tuesday, April 21. The transaction reunites Gronkowski with his longtime quarterback Tom Brady.
This transaction comes shortly after Gronkowski had signed a contract with WWE. He became the 24/7 title holder several weeks ago at WrestleMania 36. The first day he was the host of the event and on night two he defeated Mojo Rawley for the title.
“Congratulations to Rob Gronkowski, the current WWE 24/7 Champion, on his return to football,” WWE said in a statement sent to ESPN. “Per the rules of the 24/7 title, Gronkowski must defend his championship at all times in any location. He could be celebrating a touchdown pass from [Tom Brady] …anytime, anywhere.”
WWE is making it seem like Gronkowski will have at least one more fight as he would need to defend his 24/7 title. Of course, we all know they are just playing. Perhaps, Gronkowski will have to forfeit or chalk up a loss to get out of his contract. Much like how his elimination off FOX’s Masked Singer, a singing competition show, got him out of that contract earlier this month.
However, his return to the NFL will be a blow for WWE fans and members of WWE who anticipated his arrival for quite some time. This includes WWE superstar and Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon
“I’d love to have Gronk in the ring,” she told TMZ in 2019 after Gronkowski retired from the NFL. “It’s really about bringing in the biggest personalities with the best athletic ability.”
While WWE briefly got what they wanted, they will have to wait a little longer before he’s all theirs.