Rob Gronkowski is a former WWE 24/7 Champion. He recently lost his title to R-truth. R-truth managed to beat Gronkowski in Gronkowski’s own backyard. This happened at a RAW episode that took place on Monday. Mojo Rawley was the champion before Gronk and he was pinned by Gronk during WrestleMania 36 night two.
Gronk was signed by WE back in March. He was expected to participate in a match at SummerSlam this August. According to Wrestling Inc., this may not happen now.
Rob Gronkowski Exercise WWE Contract Release Clause
A source recently told Wrestling Inc.
that Gronk had a release clause in his contract. He has reportedly exercised that clause as he wants to go back to play in the National Football League (NFL). He is part of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers where he will reunite with former teammate Tom Brady, with whom he played for the New England Patriots.
Gronk might still make appearances for Worldwide Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), but he might not actually wrestle for the company anytime soon. As part of the release clause, Gronk cannot work for any other wrestling promotion for a short amount of time.
That means we will not see him in All Elite Wrestling or any other notable wrestling promotion for a while. Gronk previously stated that he really wants to do at least one big match in WWE. That has been his wish for a really long time.
Rob may still wrestle for WWE in the future after he is done with the NFL. "With wrestling, I don't feel like I would be a full-time wrestler, but there is one thing I'm down for," Rob Gronkowski said at a press conference last year, via CBS Sports.
"And that's to do one crazy match. Practice it for a little bit, go out there, like in a Royal Rumble, go out there, I got my friend in WWE [Rawley], practice it and do a full-on WWE match. I'm not saying when. Maybe five years.
I got the rest of my life to do that. I've always dreamed about doing that, just one time, going in there and going full out. That may be a possibility, one time, down the road."