Rob “Gronk” Gronkowski Tries His Hand at Wrestling – And Wins

No one’s condoning anything, but if we’re being honest, Rob Gronkowski couldn’t have picked a better year to retire from his long-time football career with the NFL.

Last year, many fans mourned the professional goodbye of their favorite tight end, Rob “Gronk” Gronkowski. At 30 years old, he said he was satisfied enough with his Patriots-devoted career to walk away with his head held high. One season later, the entire football year is on pause due to the sudden outbreak of the novel coronavirus.

Coincidence? We think…probably, yes.

But it seems Rob wasn’t done with sports entirely. He’s been hosting WrestMania 36 – and last week at WrestleMania, he went one step further and got in the ring himself.

No one expected him to walk away with a Championship.

For the first time ever, this year’s WrestleMania was a two-night affair. Gronkowski was there hosting both nights. On Saturday night he was joined by wrestler friend Mojo Rawley, who he came hoping for a piece of the 24/7 Champion R-Truth.

Since the rules are that the title can be defended anywhere, any time, as long as there’s an official present, Mojo set himself up pretty well with Rob giving the fight the green light.

But on Sunday, Gronk had is own plans.

When Rawley was least expecting it, Gronk surprised him by jumping down from above…and winning himself the pin for the championship.

Gronk just joined the promotio last month, and already got his first WWE Championship. So he might have a whole new set of fans cheering his name soon.