New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski has never shied away from his pro wrestling fandom. He’s cut goofy promos alongside his WWE Superstar buddy Mojo Rawley, he’s been previously been challenged to a match inside TNA’s six-sided ring, and he’s even been rumored to be partnering up with the WWE-owned Tapout brand.
But that’s nothing compared to what might lie ahead. According to Rawley, Gronk wants to get inside the squared circle sooner than later. On an interview with Good Morning San Diego (sadly not with Ron Burgundy and Veronica Corningstone), one half of the Hyperactive Brothers explains just how he’s come to know the Patriots star so well, and what his future holds when it comes to pro wrestling.
“The main man, Robbie G! I played college football with his older brothers Dan and Chris, and we grew up together. We’ve all been on the grind for a very long time. Trust me, we’ve had that conversation many times, me and Gronk, and he is dying to get in the ring. I can tell you it won’t be while he’s in season — he’s gotta focus.”
Rawley’s tag team partner Zack Ryder then suggests a six-man tag, which seems like the best way to work Gronk into the standard celebrity mid-card match at a big WWE event like WrestleMania or SummerSlam (see also: Snooki). It’s also worth pointing out that WrestleMania 33 is nearly two months after the conclusion of this year’s NFL season, which seems like more than enough time to send Gronk to the Performance Center to learn a few basics before having him step in front of tens of thousands of screaming fans in Orlando. Stranger things have happened at Mania, right?