Mojo Rawley has witnessed his success explode in recent months. From a successful tag team with Zack Ryder, to a WrestleMania moment, to being included in a top contender's match on Smackdown, Mojo has found his groove on Smackdown.
Rawley spoke to Fox Sports about his big WrestleMania win in the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal. The former NFL player doesn't intend to rest on his laurels after the win, though.
"I look at it as a springboard. I look at it as a jump-start. I plan on having a really good year. I've been working really hard in this business for a very long time and I've had my share of ups and downs - and to be honest, most of them have been downs. It's a motivation point. I don't want to focus on one big win, you've got to use that as a springboard to the next thing. And, you know, the pressure's on now. I had that awesome opportunity and I had that big win, so it's going to be one of those situations where all eyes are on me now, and it's going to be my moment to either seize or let slip through my fingers. And I plan on working as hard as I possibly can to make the most out of this opportunity and do my part in adding to the prestige of that trophy, of that honor," said Rawley.
Friend of Rawley, and New England Patriots star Rob Gronkowski was a big part of the win. According to Rawley, a Gronk WWE run isn't out of the question.
"Well let's call him a blue chipper, baby. The guy's done his homework. That's my best friend and he's been supporting me, coming to the shows since we were down in FCW in Tampa and there were seven people in the arena and my buddies were like five of them. He's done his homework, he's been to these matches. He's progressed through the ranks, he's very familiar with the process works. He's very familiar with the lifestyle because he's been there every step of the way with me as a fan. And to have him be able to get in the ring and deliver a big shoulder tackle and be front row at a lot of these shows… the guys all cued up. Not to mention all the fun that we have outside of both of our jobs. Practicing moves on each other and watching it together and having a blast. The guy's cued up for a career, man. You look at everything he's done with his life outside of the gridiron, he's got WWE superstar written all over him," Rawley said.
Check out the full interview at this link.