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WWE's Mojo Rawley implies Rob Gronkowski still has interest in wrestling career

WWE's Mojo Rawley implies Rob Gronkowski still has interest in wrestling career

Since Rob Gronkowski announced his retirement from football back in March, there's been plenty of speculation that the former Patriots tight end could return later this season.

But judging by recent comments from Gronk's close friend and WWE star Mojo Rawley, Pats fans shouldn't get their hopes up. In an interview with CBS Boston, Rawley said Gronk is going to "lay low" and "heal up" before he figures out his next career move.

Some, including Rawley, believe that next move could be in the ring.

"He just wrapped up a decade-long career breaking records," Rawley told CBS Boston. "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.

"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."

This isn't the first time Rawley has mentioned Gronk's interest in a WWE career. He told TMZ in March it "wouldn't shock him one bit" to see Gronkowski in the WWE full-time. That doesn't come as a surprise, as Rawley and Gronk participated in WresleMania 33 together in 2017.

If he does decide to make wrestling his post-football career, who knows, maybe Patriots fans will see him at next year's SummerSlam Week at TD Garden.

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Mojo Rawley sees WWE in Rob Gronkowski's future

Mojo Rawley sees WWE in Rob Gronkowski's future

As Rob Gronkowski's football career comes to an end, will a new career begin in the WWE?

Mojo Rawley, a WWE star and a friend of Gronk's seems to believe so. In an interview with TMZ, Rawley said it "wouldn't shock him one bit" to see Gronk step in the ring.

"In the future, I'm sure at some point you'll see him inside a WWE ring in one capacity or another," said Rawley.

Hear the rest of what Rawley said below:

Gronkowski and Rawley were in the ring together for WrestleMania 33 in 2017.

Whatever Gronk decides to do after football, Rawley promises it'll be entertaining.

"If you thought Gronk was wild before, I'm telling you, wait until you see hIm without the shackles on because it's a whole other beast," he said.

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Report: WWE trying to sign Rob Gronkowski

Report: WWE trying to sign Rob Gronkowski

Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski has hinted about walking away from football at 28 and apparently World Wrestling Entertainment is listening.

According to Dave Meltzer's Wrestling Observer newsletter, WWE is willing to offer Gronk a "similar style deal" that it offered UFC star Ronda Rousey, who made her WWE debut late last month, is scheduled to be part of its "Elimination Chamber" event Feb. 25 and is being advertised as being part of their WrestleMania signature event April 8.

Gronk was part of Wrestlemania last year (see video below) and his friend, wrestler Mojo Rawley, hinted earlier this week that Gronkowski might be looking to give up football for the ring. Gronk has also reportedly been considering retiring to pursue a movie career.