John Cena: Rob Gronkowski would ‘feel right at home’ in WWE
There has been a lot of talk this season about how Rob Gronkowski’s best NFL days may be behind him.
The New England Patriots tight end was believed to have considered potentially retiring in recent offseasons, so it’s a distinct possibility such contemplation could happen again in the coming months.
If so, and Gronkowski indeed decides to end his standout NFL career, WWE icon John Cena believes Gronk would enjoy a seamless transition into professional wrestling.
“I think he’d be a great WWE Superstar. I really do,” Cena told ESPN in an interview posted Tuesday. “I think he’s got this unbelievable energy and infectious electricity about him.
“… I think if he wants to take off the pads and step in the arena, I think he’ll feel right at home.”
As noted, Gronkowski has previously made some inroads into the world of professional wrestling, mostly due to his friendship with Mojo Rawley, who he supported in person at Wrestlemania 33 back in 2017.
Further, it was just last offseason that Gronkowski followed up a series of cryptic tweets amid retirement rumors with one about the WWE.
A report about the same time as Gronkowski’s tweet suggested the WWE would be interested in offering him a contract, so there’s that as well.
Gronkowski certainly has not enjoyed a season consistent with his standards. Nagging injuries again have limited both his time on the field and effectiveness when on it. In 11 games this season, Gronkowski has 67 receptions for 658 yards but only three touchdowns.
Most tight ends would be thrilled with those numbers, of course. What’s more troubling, though, is how Gronkowski’s play has not passed the eye test this season. In fact, one former Patriots even went so far as to say this week that Gronkowski is a “shell of himself.”
It of course remains to be seen whether Gronkowski will even contemplate retirement this coming offseason, much less actually hang up his cleats for good. If he does, it sure sounds like Cena, someone who can speak from experience, believes Gronk could make a great go of it in the WWE.