One of the biggest stories coming out of Super Bowl 52 was Rob Gronkowski’s reluctance to deny rumors that he was going to retire after in the offseason.
Western New York native Rob Gronkowski hinted that he’s thinking about leaving the NFL after the New England Patriots lost Super Bowl LII on Sunday. Rumor has it he wants to be a Hollywood star, acting in movies like Jason Statham or Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.
I’m definitely going to look at my future, for sure,” Gronk said Sunday after catching nine passes for 116 yards and two touchdowns in a 41-33 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. “I’m going to sit down, reflect on the season, talk to my teammates… and see what happens.”
A source told The Eagle-Tribune that the 28-year-old Gronk has told friends that injuries have “taken a toll on him” over the years.
If Gronk does indeed choose to retire it seems like the WWE will be giving him a call. Today, Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer reported that the WWE will pursue to Gronkowski, who made a brief appearance at Wrestlemania 33, and would be willing to offer him a deal similar to one offered to Ronda Rousey.
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This comes at the same time that reports from wrestling indicate WWE is willing to offer a similar style deal to Gronkowski that they offered to Ronda Rousey. Given that would be far less than he would make in football, it’s hard to say, but he’s been hurt a lot in football and while wrestling full-time is very hard on the body as well, a part-time deal isn’t so bad.
It’s pretty obvious that Gronk is a star and doesn’t need to play football anymore for money. I could easily see Gronk doing some part-time work for the WWE while also pursuing his acting career on the side.