Rob Gronkowski

Rob Gronkowski's WWE SmackDown entrance was exactly what you'd expect

Rob Gronkowski's WWE SmackDown entrance was exactly what you'd expect

Unfortunately, Rob Gronkowski's return to the ring had to happen without fans in attendance. But you wouldn't know it by the former New England Patriots tight end's enthusiasm.

Introduced by his friend and WWE star Mojo Rawley at Friday night's WWE SmackDown, Gronk entered the ring in style and in exactly the kind of fashion one would expect.

Watch below:

Seems like retirement is still going well for the three-time Super Bowl champ.

Gronkowski recently signed a contract with the WWE, so we should expect to see plenty of him in future events. In fact, Gronk is set to host WrestleMania 36 in a two-night event on April 4 and 5.

Ex-Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski set to host WWE's WrestleMania 36

Ex-Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski set to host WWE's WrestleMania 36

While NFL teams announced their free agency signings on the first day of the new league year, Rob Gronkowski took to Twitter to provide some non-football news.

The former New England Patriots tight end will host WWE's WrestleMania 36, which is set to be a two-night event on April 4 and 5. The event will be held without fans in attendance due to the coronavirus crisis.


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It was reported last week that Gronk was close to signing a deal with the WWE, though the capacity at which the future NFL Hall of Famer will be involved is unclear at this point. We do know he'll be involved in Friday night's SmackDown event, as Mojo Rawley revealed.

It's unfortunate Gronkowski's first couple of events of his new wrestling contract will take place without fans. But if there's anyone who can make up for it by bringing enthusiasm and excitement to the television screen, it's Gronk.

A list of all the receivers of Tom Brady's TD passes

A list of all the receivers of Tom Brady's TD passes

Tom Brady has thrown 541 passing touchdowns to 77 different targets in the regular season and 73 touchdowns to 28 targets in the postseason during his career. In 2019, he surpassed longtime archrival Peyton Manning for second place on the NFL's all-time touchdown passes list.

Brady's long list of TD targets will grow in 2020, as Brady will don a new uniform for the first time in his 20-year NFL career. The six-time Super Bowl champion announced in an emotional social media post Tuesday he will "continue his football journey elsewhere."

As for where exactly that will be, we'll have to wait and find out.

For now, though, here’s a list of the players on the other end of Brady’s 541 TDs during his legendary Patriots tenure:

Regular Season: 541 TDs to 77 different targets 

  • Rob Gronkowski (78)
  • Randy Moss (39)
  • Julian Edelman (36)
  • Wes Welker (34)
  • James White (24)
  • Deion Branch (24)
  • Aaron Hernandez (18)
  • Daniel Graham (17)
  • Benjamin Watson (17)
  • David Patten (16)
  • Troy Brown (15)
  • Christian Fauria (13)
  • David Givens (12)
  • Chris Hogan (11)
  • Danny Amendola (10)
  • Kevin Faulk (10)
  • Mike Vrabel (8)
  • Phillip Dorsett (7)
  • Brandin Cooks (7)
  • Brandon LaFell (7)
  • Shane Vereen (7)
  • Martellus Bennett (6)
  • Jabar Gaffney (6)
  • Tim Wright (6)
  • Dion Lewis (5)
  • Josh Gordon (4)
  • Reche Caldwell (4)
  • Scott Chandler (4)
  • Aaron Dobson (4)
  • Bethel Johnson (4)
  • Brandon Lloyd (4)
  • Malcolm Mitchell (4)
  • Donte' Stallworth (4)
  • Kenbrell Thompkins (4)
  • Danny Woodhead (4)
  • Rex Burkhead (4)
  • Doug Gabriel (3)
  • Chad Jackson (3)
  • Antowain Smith (3)
  • Jermaine Wiggins (3)
  • Brandon Bolden (3)
  • N'Keal Harry (2)
  • Sam Aiken (2)
  • Kyle Brady (2)
  • Chris Baker (2)
  • Alge Crumpler (2)
  • Corey Dillon (2)
  • Tim Dwight (2)
  • Marc Edwards (2)
  • Donald Hayes (2)
  • Keshawn Martin (2)
  • Cordarrelle Patterson (2)
  • Brandon Tate (2)
  • Dwayne Allen (1)
  • Tom Ashworth (1)
  • LaGarrette Blount (1)
  • Matt Lengel (1)
  • Michael Floyd (1)
  • Larry Centers (1)
  • Cam Cleeland (1)
  • Andre' Davis (1)
  • Heath Evans (1)
  • Terry Glenn (1)
  • Michael Hoomanawanui (1)
  • Charles Johnson (1)
  • Laurence Maroney (1)
  • Mathew Mulligan (1)
  • Chad Ochocinco (1)
  • Patrick Pass (1)
  • David Thomas (1)
  • Brian Tyms (1)
  • Dedric Ward (1)
  • Matt LaCosse (1)
  • Ryan Izzo (1)
  • Elandon Roberts (1)
  • Antonio Brown (1)
  • Mohamed Sanu (1)

Postseason: 73 TDs to 28 different targets

  • Rob Gronkowski (12)
  • David Givens (7)
  • Danny Amendola (5)
  • Julian Edelman (5)
  • Deion Branch (4)
  • Chris Hogan (4)
  • Wes Welker (4)
  • Jabar Gaffney (3)
  • Benjamin Watson (3)
  • James White (3)
  • Aaron Hernandez (2)
  • Brandon LaFell (2)
  • Shane Vereen (2)
  • Mike Vrabel (2)
  • Phillip Dorsett (2)
  • Troy Brown (1)
  • Reche Caldwell (1)
  • Alge Crumpler (1)
  • James Develin (1)
  • Kevin Faulk (1)
  • Daniel Graham (1)
  • Bethel Johnson (1)
  • Brandon Lloyd (1)
  • Randy Moss (1)
  • David Patten (1)
  • Nate Solder (1)
  • Dion Lewis (1)
  • Danny Woodhead (1)

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