Triple H comments on the possibility of seeing NFL star Rob Gronkowski as a WWE wrestler

Rob Gronkowski sizes up Jinder Mahal at WrestleMania 33

The Super Bowl LIII occurs tomorrow night in Atlanta, where the Los Angeles Rams will take on the New England Patriots to be crowned champions of 2019.

That means the Patriots quarterback Tom Brady will be the centre of attention as he looks to win his sixth Super Bowl at the age of 41.

There's another Pats star though that is probably second-in-command when it comes to name value, and that is Rob Gronkowski.

The tight end is a big deal in Football, but there were rumours of him leaving the game last year after suffering a series of injuries over his career.

At the same time there was speculation that he may be switching up his career to become a WWE superstar, with Dave Meltzer reporting that the company were trying to tie him down to a contract.

He already made a surprise appearance from the front row of WrestleMania 33 in 2017, helping his friend, Raw superstar Mojo Rawley, to win the Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal, and then backed him once again a week later on SmackDown.

And WWE executive Triple H has spoken out on the possibility of Gronk one day joining forces with WWE as an in-ring performer on a permanent basis.

"We’ve met a few times, and he’s actually come down to the Performance Center and even done stuff with us at WrestleMania," told Triple H to Sports Illustrated, per Cageside Seats.

Rob Gronkowski could be making the transition to the WWE ring should he retire from playing Football

"He’s a great guy, an incredible player, and it’s hard not to root for him.

"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.”

It certainly sounds promising if Gronk wants to eventually make the transition, and he wouldn't be the first football player to do so.

Both Bill Goldberg and Roman Reigns are two former football players who have become big names in the wrestling industry, and maybe the Patriots number 87 will be next-in-line to become Vince McMahon's pet project.

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