Ever since multiple-time Super Bowl champion Rob Gronkowski retired from playing pro football earlier this year, speculation about him heading to WWE had been running rampant. Mojo Rawley talks about the chances of the former NFL star wrestling.
In an interview with CBS Baltimore, Rawley gives an update on how his friend is doing now that he is no longer preparing for football games.
"[Gronk] just wrapped up a decade-long career breaking records. For every record he had he probably had as many injuries or surgeries putting his body on the line for the team and the fans. Right now he’s doing nothing. He’s going to lay low and stay off the television a little bit and heal up. He’ll reflect and make that next move and make that decision carefully," Rawley said.
Gronkowski and Rawley not only share history as friends and former football players but also in the wrestling ring. At WrestleMania 33, Gronkowski entered the ring and helped Rawley eliminate Jinder Mahal, lead Rawley to win the Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royale.
Gronkowski has been a long-time fan of pro wrestling and Rawley even admitted the two have talked about a potential second career in wrestling. Though Rawley never said Gronkowski will definitely wrestle in the future, he said his friend is ready to do so should he ever make that decision.
"But in the future, we have talked about it extensively. Wrestling is something that he both loves watching, and that little bit of taste he had in the ring with me at WrestleMania a couple years ago with me got him all fired up. So, he’s ready to do something at some point," Rawley said.
The full interview with CBS Baltimore can be read at this link.