When Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers lured Rob Gronkowski out of retirement this year, they got more than they bargained for.
That’s because they didn’t just sign a future Hall of Fame tight end, they signed the reigning WWE 24/7 champion, as well.
He won the title after pinning Mojo Rawley during Wrestlemania 36. The main aspect of defending the title is that you must be able to defend it anywhere and at all times.
Gronk lost the title on Monday’s Raw after R-Truth snuck up on him from behind while he was shooting a Tik Tok video. R-Truth tricked Gronkowski by posing as a landscaper and waited to strike when the time was right:
Poor guy. It’s obvious that Gronk’s fun-loving and friendly persona was taken advantage here, but at the end of the day, he let the title slip right through his hands just like he did Kenyan Drake in 2018.
To no surprise, he also exercised the release clause in his contract and will no longer be involved with the WWE for the time being. His pro wrestling stint was fast and furious, much akin to the man’s personal lifestyle.
Another Super Bowl ring will help ease this loss. But until then, Gronk will just have to be a “regular guy” like the rest of us.