Rob Gronkowski close to signing with WWE, per report

first_imgThe news isn’t necessarily a surprise for either side. Gronkowski has long been a fan of the WWE product, and the sports entertainment giant loves its celebrities and part-time wrestlers. That’s nothing new, considering WWE has been putting celebrities in its spotlight for over 35 years, but with WWE’s stock prices taking massive hits over recent months, Vince McMahon and the rest of the front office could be looking for Band-Aids to help kickstart their hype for WrestleMania.Let’s think of some potential finishing moves for Gronk:The Gronk StompThe Tight End BendThe Neutral Zone InfarctionThe Illegal ProcedureThe Keg Stand SlamIf nothing else, they could get him in a program with the retired “Brooklyn Brawler” soon. Rob Gronkowski might be taking his talents from the gridiron to the squared circle.The world (well, some of it at least) has waited for the retired New England tight end’s next move since retiring from the NFL in 2019. Some speculated Gronk, now 30, would have stepped back onto a football field this past season, but that wasn’t the case. Now, per wrestling reporter Ryan Satin, Gronk is in the process of finalizing a deal with WWE. Per: @ryansatin 🚨BREAKING NEWS:🚨@WWE rumored to be close to a deal with @RobGronkowski #WWEBackstage— WWE on FOX (@WWEonFOX) March 11, 2020MORE: Top 50 players in NFL free agencyPer Satin, Gronk is in the process of finalizing a deal with the company, and Gronk’s next appearance could come as early as the March 20 edition of “Friday Night SmackDown.” There’s no word as to what role Gronkowski might play with the company.Gronk’s next appearance wouldn’t be his first in a WWE ring; at WrestleMania 33 in 2017, Gronkowski helped friend and former NFL player Mojo Rawley (real name Dean Muhtadi) “win” the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal. last_img

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