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Friend of Rob Gronkowski hints at his possible future in wrestling after NFL career

The future of New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski still remains a bit of a mystery. Gronk refused to commit to playing next year shortly after the Super Bowl, fueling speculation of his possible retirement.

If Gronkowski does decide to retire, he may just follow his friend, Mojo Rawley, to the WWE. The night before the Super Bowl, the professional wrestler said it’s basically an inevitability that his buddy Gronk will step into the wrestling ring to do some work with WWE after his playing days are through.

“Are you kidding?” Rawley told TMZ. “It’s not a matter of if it’s a matter of when, come on now.”

However, Rawley quickly backtracked from his “promo” answer by saying “I don’t know, I can’t speak for him. Whatever he wants to do.”

Of course, Gronk has already appeared in a WWE ring and has gotten his feet wet with some actual wrestling. He came from the crowd to help Rawley win the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal in Wrestlemania 33 last year. With his Herculean physique and innate charisma, Gronk certainly won’t be out of place in pro wrestling.

However, wrestling takes similarly heavy physical toll as football does, which will be a concern for someone with as many injury concerns as Gronk has had over the years even at just 28 years of age.

Perhaps acting, which Gronkowski has also been rumored to be considering, should be his first choice in terms of a career change. Although, he could still wrestle on a part-time basis, so that’s not completely off the table. Whenever Gronk does decide to call time on his NFL career, at least he’ll have a few different options open to him.