I have to say, out of all of the career shifts in human history, this one makes the most sense to me. Former NFL player and Super Bowl champion, Rob “Gronk” Gronkowski is joining the WWE. I mean, has anything else made more sense to you? Sure makes more sense than Lindsay Lohan‘s singing career.
The Wrap is reporting that Gronk is joining the world of professional wrestling post-football retirement. Sources are saying that he has officially signed on with the WWE and will make his debut as soon as March 20 on SmackDown. And it’s not like a one time thing. The source says Gronk is also set to appear at WrestleMania 36 in Florida on April 5th. Gronk + wrestling + Florida is a match made in HELL. The plan is for Gronk’s appearances to lead up to a future match.
This isn’t the first time Gronk was on the WWE. He brought his acting skills to WrestleMania 33 while fighting with his friend Mojo Rawley who also went from the NFL to the WWE.
Gronk previously joined FoxSports as an NFL analyst in October and will probably continue with both gigs. Yeah, I don’t think that sporadically pretending to fight with someone is going to prevent you from watching football and talking about it.
WWE hasn’t been doing so hot. Ratings have dropped and so has cash flow into their bank accounts. So they’re trying for more “mainstream-crossover appeal”. Let me tell you, the people who stan Gronk probably already watch WWE. But maybe this will work out. I guess for Gronk, it was either this or expand his career as party ship host. And honestly, thanks to coronavirus, cruise ships have been through enough.