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04th Feb 2019

Door open for Patriots’ Rob Gronkowski to join WWE after Super Bowl LIII triumph

Gronk would be welcomed with open arms

Darragh Murphy

If Rob Gronkowski ever gets sick of winning Super Bowls, there’s a home for him in the WWE.

Gronkowski came up with an incredible catch in the fourth quarter of what proved to be an uneventful Super Bowl on Sunday night, setting up the game’s first and only touchdown in the very next play.

The Super Bowl LIII triumph is the third of Gronkowski’s time with the New England Patriots and at 29 years old, he could feasibly continue playing for several more years but there have been rumours that Sunday night will end up being the New Yorker’s final game for the Pats.

And if Gronk fancies a career change to professional wrestling, WWE Executive Vice President of Talent, Live Events and Creative Paul ‘Triple H’ Levesque would be very interested in bringing the Patriots’ tight end on board.

Speaking with Sports Illustrated, Triple H said: “Gronk has mentioned WWE before, that he loves it and said had so much fun doing it.

“I don’t know if it’s something he’d be seriously interested in, but that’s how the conversation started with Ronda Rousey, too. Certainly, the door is open for him at WWE.”

Gronkowski has appeared at a WWE event before, taking to the ring at WrestleMania 33 in Florida, where he helped his good friend and WWE superstar, Mojo Rawley, to win the Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal.

Triple H continued: “Rob is very close with one of our stars, Mojo Rawley. We’ve met a few times, and he’s actually come down to the Performance Center and even done stuff with us at WrestleMania. He’s a great guy, an incredible player, and it’s hard not to root for him.”