The WWE have a rich history of signing former NFL and college football players onto their books and turning them into wrestlers.
At this present time, Roman Reigns, Baron Corbin, Big E Langston, Mojo Rawley and Titus O'Neil all came from a football background. Heck, even John Cena and The Rock played college ball before deciding to become wrestlers.
The big common theme surrounding all of those guys is that they failed to make it at the professional level before turning to WWE. That isn't the case for Rob Gronkowski, though, who has revealed he is considering a WWE career after retiring from the NFL.
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The New England Patriots tight end appeared in a recent video for Draft Kings, where he stated a career in the squared circle could be for him.
When asked if he would be open to stepping in the ring, Gronkowski said he would, but probably not full-time.
He also went on to add that his wrestling name would obviously be "The Gronk." Gronkowski noted that his friend Mojo Rawley is with WWE and is "about to do great" there.
Gronk is a good friend of the aforementioned Rawley, who played in the NFL with the Green Bay Packers and Arizona Cardinals, and has spoken about teaming with him in the past.
“I love watching him,” Gronk said. “We were just chilling and we cut a promo together and we had a blast. I can definitely see something in the future."
"Hopefully Mojo Rawley starts wrestling a lot and starts doing what he has to do and makes it to Monday Night Raw, if my boy is there, I’m there for an appearance.”
Naturally Gronk’s size and persona make for a perfect fit in the world of professional wrestling. Standing at 6-foot-6 and weighing 285lbs, the four-time Pro Bowler is a physical specimen and someone that Vince McMahon would drool over. Combine that with his WWE-perfect personality, the Patriots star seems ready made to be a WWE superstar in the future.
While attending a WWE show, Gronkowski filmed a promo of his own, which shows what “The Gronk” might look like in the WWE.