By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
Mojo Rawley spoke with TMZ regarding the possibility of Rob Gronkowski wrestling for WWE now that he has retired from the NFL. “That wouldn’t shock me one bit,” Rawley said. He added that he wouldn’t be the least bit surprised to see him back in a WWE ring in the future. “The handcuffs are off,” said Rawley. “You don’t have the Patriots and the NFL locking you down anymore. If you thought Gronk was wild before, I’m telling you, wait ’til you see him without the shackles on.” Watch the interview at TMZ.com.
Powell’s POV: Gronkowski took part in a WrestleMania 33 angle and was a frequent visitor when Rawley worked NXT matches. It would be quite the coup if WWE could score Gronk’s first major appearance since he announced his retirement from the New England Patriots over the weekend. For that matter, Gronk arriving just in time for Smackdown’s debut on Fox in October would also be quite the story. I guess only time will tell whether WWE is in his future.
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