Rob Gronkowski reportedly signs with WWE

By Jason Powell, Editor (@prowrestlingnet)

Rob Gronkowski has signed a deal to become a pro wrestler for WWE. Mike Johnson of reports that the story told on Tuesday’s WWE Backstage that Gronkowski was close to signing with WWE was a storyline and that the former NFL star has already signed a deal. Johnson added that Gronkowski will debut on the March 20 edition of WWE Friday Night Smackdown in New Orleans.

Powell’s POV: This makes a lot more sense than the idea of WWE allowing word to leak on the FS1 show before Gronkowski actually put pen to paper. It’s a good get for WWE, as the 30-year-old Gronkowski was a star player for the New England Patriots before he opted to retire before last season.

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