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Buccaneers TE Rob Gronkowski thinks he could lose WWE belt to Bruce Arians

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Rob Gronkowski is still the WWE’s 24/7 Champion — for now.

Gronkowski’s football contract technically states he cannot partake in an activity like professional wrestling, but he still holds the 24/7 title, which can be challenged for at any time or place.

“Gronk” joked he might even lose the belt to Bucs head coach Bruce Arians, according to Anthony Perez of the Tampa Bay Times (via Michael David Smith of Pro Football Talk):

“Imagine, like, coming out of the [tight ends] meeting room, I’m like looking to my left in the hallway … looking to the right to make sure no one else is out of the meetings yet, and then all of a sudden I think I’m in the clear and I start walking down the hallway …  Coach Arians just comes out of nowhere with a flying elbow, takes me out and pins me and becomes the 24/7 Champ. That would be legendary. That would be an honor to lose to him.”

Arians would make for a fantastic 24/7 champion. He is notorious for being one of the more untraditional head coaches in football, and he has a certain edgy charisma that would seem to suit a WWE Champion.

Regardless of who takes Gronkowski’s title, it is clear his focus is returning to the gridiron.

The Buccaneers acquired Gronkowski from the New England Patriots after he expressed a desire to play with former Pats quarterback Tom Brady, whom the Bucs signed in free agency.

This Tampa Bay team should make for plenty good theatre on the field and — given Gronkowski’s ongoing status as an outbound WWE belt holder — might be just as entertaining off the field.