Report: Rob Gronkowski signs with WWE, set to appear on March 20 SmackDown

Per report, former NFL Tight End Rob Gronkowski has officially signed with WWE and his first appearance will be on the March 20th episode of Friday Night SmackDown in New Orleans.

On the March 10th episode of WWE Backstage on FS1, it was revealed during the ‘Satin Sheet’ portion of the show that former New England Patriots Tight End and 3-time Super Bowl Champion Rob Gronkowski and WWE were close to coming to terms on a deal to bring Gronk into the company. Ryan Satin added that Gronk’s first appearance could occur on the 3/20 episode of Friday Night SmackDown in New Orleans.

The Wrap followed up on that report and confirmed that Rob Gronkowski has officially signed with the sports-entertainment company and his first appearance will be on next week’s SmackDown on FOX. This past October, Gronk joined FOX Sports as an analyst for the NFL.

Rob Gronkowski’s first appearance for WWE occurred at WrestleMania 33 when he assisted Mojo Rawley in winning the Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal. Gronk also appeared on an episode of SmackDown and tossed a drink onto Jinder Mahal. Over the past several years, both Gronk and Mojo Rawley have spoken about him possibly being a part of the WWE in a plethora of interviews.

In early 2019, Gronkowski decided to step away from football and one year later, almost to the day of his official retirement, he’s beginning a new venture in his career in the form of pro wrestling.

 

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