It may not be the WrestleMania 36 we were expecting this weekend, but for one man it is still going to be a dream come true.
Robbed of the usual razzmatazz surrounding WWE’s showpiece annual event due to the current Coronavirus pandemic, the Showcase of the Immortals will still go ahead, but behind closed doors in the Performance Centre, with NFL legend Rob Gronkowski, as the special guest host.
A man no stranger to the WWE after his appearance at WrestleMania 33, Gronkowski will be fronting the show in these most special of circumstances.
Ahead of this weekend’s spectacular he revealed more about his time in, and out, of the ring.
What made you want to come to WWE?
I have been a fan and watching since I was in second grade. My dad brought me to the matches when they came to Buffalo and I was a huge fan of “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, D-Generation X and Val Venis. To be part of an atmosphere that I grew up watching is an honor. On top of that, to get the chance to work with my good friend Mojo Rawley is a dream come true.
You played football with some of the most elite players in the game. How has competing alongside the GOAT (Tom Brady) and other football greats prepared you to compete with some of the best athletes in WWE?
Playing football in the NFL and being around the best of the best has definitely prepared me for WrestleMania. You can’t just walk out on the field and expect to be ready to compete….you have to practice, workout and know your plays. It’s the same thing for WrestleMania….I can’t expect to go out there and jump off the top rope or cut a promo…everything is about practice and