Mojo Rawley says Rob Gronkowski should compete in several WWE pay-per-view matches, including a tag team match at WWE SummerSlam 2020.
Gronkowski retired from American football in 2019 after cementing his status as one of the most successful NFL stars of the past decade. A lifelong WWE fan, the 32-year-old signed with WWE in 2020 before deciding to return to American football.
Rawley, Gronkowski’s close friend in real life, recently appeared on the Straight shooting podcast with Matt Rehwoldt (formerly Aiden English). The former WWE star said Gronkowski should follow up his WrestleMania 36 hosting role with games at SummerSlam and in Saudi Arabia.
“We wanted to set up several pay-per-view games as a program with him,” said Rawley. “SummerSlam was supposed to be in Boston this year, so we had fun on Mania. We had different plans for this. I think it would lead to a tag match at SummerSlam and then probably arrange something with him and me for afterwards. I think the plan was to do one in Saudi Arabia. “
Rob Gronkowski also won the 24/7 championship during his short run with WWE. His 57-day reign, which began at WrestleMania 36, is the longest in the title’s two-year history. R-Truth recaptured the title from Gronkowski in the NFL star’s backyard ahead of the June 1, 2020 RAW episode.
Rob Gronkowski didn’t want to wrestle full-time
Mojo Rawley made it clear that Rob Gronkowski never intended to work as a full-time performer at WWE Live events.
Like many celebrities who perform in WWE, Gronkowski was ready to train at the Performance Center in Orlando, Florida for a month before making his debut.
“That was the original plan, and from then on, who knows what it takes,” added Rawley. “I knew he wasn’t going to be full time, but I also knew he wasn’t going to come in and just say, ‘Okay, I’ll give you a RAW that leads to a pay-per-view and then’ that’s it . ‘ He wanted to do more than that, and he kept saying: ‘You know, if I do this, then I want to do it right. I want to fly to Orlando for about a month and exercise every day. ‘”
Rawley added that Rob Gronkowski’s WWE interest wasn’t financially motivated. He even claimed he saw his friend turn down hourly rates higher than the annual salaries of some WWE stars.
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