We could definitely picture him in a wrestling ring. The Patriots are back on the biggest stage once again tonight, when they will face off against the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII. While Tom Brady will make history by becoming the first player to play in NINE championship games, an interesting rumour has surfaced about tight end Rob Gronkowski.
'Gronk' is known for his larger than life personality and has become somewhat of a cult hero amongst NFL fans. His antics in the aftermath of the Super Bowl victory over the Atlanta Falcons in 2017 has become the stuff of legends, when the former Arizona standout went on a celebratory bender for the ages.
Gronkowski has been the peak player in his position for over half a decade, but his powers have been diminishing in the past couple of seasons. While he is still only 29-years old, his bruising style has taken a toll on his body.
While he made a couple of massive plays in the AFC Championship game, he looked a shadow of his former self during the regular season. It has been speculated that he may choose to retire after tonight's game, and it seems an alternative career path may be available to him.
The Express are reporting that Gronkowski may enter the famous squared circle of WWE, an organisation he already has close links with.
WWE legend, and current Vice President, Triple H discussed the possibility of Gronk having a more involved role in the company with Sports Illustrated:
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. I’ll be watching him, but that’s also because my wife is a massive Patriots fan.
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 actually took part in Wrestlemania 33, helping friend Mojo Rawley come out on top in a battle royal match.
We have seen Ronda Rousey make the move from professional sport to wrestling entertainment in recent years, and the Patriots player may well follow suit.