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WATCH: Rob Gronkowski loses WWE 24/7 title to R-Truth

WATCH: Rob Gronkowski loses WWE 24/7 title to R-Truth

Rob Gronkowski's run as WWE 24/7 champion has come to an end.

The former New England Patriots tight end, who has been the 24/7 champ for the last 58 days, was defeated by R-Truth in his backyard while filming a TikTok video. Yes, that's a lot to process, so we'll just let you watch the clip below:


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What that means for Gronk's WWE future is uncertain, but it looks like it's officially time for No. 87 to shift his focus to the upcoming season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Gronk initially won the 24/7 championship at WrestleMania 36, where he pinned Mojo Rawley.

WWE: Rob Gronkowski must still be ready to defend title 'at all times'

WWE: Rob Gronkowski must still be ready to defend title 'at all times'

So, about that whole WWE title thing, Gronk?

The newest member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Rob Gronkowski has famously dabbled as a wrestler, including capturing World Wrestling Entertainment's 24/7 title on April 5.

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And 24/7 means the former New England Patriots tight end means he has to be prepared to defend his title anytime, anywhere.

It's something the WWE reiterated in its tweet congratulating Gronk on his return to the NFL and reunion with Tom Brady in Tampa Bay. 

Any time any of those NFL defenders are ready this season (if there is a season), they apparently can take the title away and probably draw a penalty flag or two in the process. 

 

Wrestlemania 36: Enes Kanter has great reaction to Rob Gronkowski's 24/7 title win

Wrestlemania 36: Enes Kanter has great reaction to Rob Gronkowski's 24/7 title win

Boston Celtics center Enes Kanter is a huge wrestling fan, so he was understandably fired up when former New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski won a title belt at Wrestlemania 36.

Gronkowski has taken his talents to the ring, where he won the 24/7 title Sunday night. This belt must be defended at all times, and it can be won in any place at any time as long as a WWE referee is there.

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Here's a look at the moment Gronk won the title.

Kanter responded to Gronkowski's latest accomplishment with the following tweet:

Interestingly, Kanter also held the 24/7 title belt (he's hoisting it in the left picture above) at one point when he took part in a WWE event at Madison Square Garden in September of 2019.

Kanter lost the belt just seconds after claiming it when WWE star R-Truth won it right back. The New York Knicks fans in attendance, who weren't happy to see a Celtics player win anything, happily cheered when R-Truth took the belt from Kanter. 

Kanter likely has several more years of playing NBA basketball before he will transition to the next part of his life. Given his athletic ability and fondness for the WWE, it wouldn't be surprising to see the Turkish center become a professional wrestler at some point. Maybe Kanter and Gronk will square off in the ring with the 24/7 title at stake some time down the road?