Now he can add one more line to his CV: WWE Champion. Gronkowski, who hosted the two-night WrestleMania studio event that ended Sunday evening, ended up being part of the action and was crowned 24/7 champion.
The WWE 24/7 Championship was created in 2019, and it frequently changes hands on a variety of WWE platforms. The title was previously held by several non-wrestlers, including NASCAR driver Kyle Busch and NBA Enes Kanter.
Gronkowski, arguably the best ending in NFL history, announced his retirement in March 2019 after a nine-year career in which he won three Super Bowl rings and was one of the most colorful personalities of the league.
Gronkowski has had 10 or more touchdown receptions in five seasons, which is most by a close end in NFL history. He played 16 playoff games, with 81 receptions for 1,163 yards and 12 touchdowns – all records for a close end.
The former Patriot continued to rule out returning to the NFL one day. But with friend and quarterback Tom Brady moving on to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and WWE – at least for now – making Gronk a title holder, a return to football might be even less possible.