This week has been a busy one for some great New England Patriots of the last few years. While quarterback Tom Brady is ready to play out the string with a whole new franchise, retired tight end Rob Gronkowski is taking an official role in a whole new league.
Last week, it was reported that Gronk would be joining up with the WWE. The future NFL Hall of Famer seems like a pretty seamless fit with the sports entertainment behemoth. The move comes at a pretty important time for WWE as well, which has felt the impact of our current pandemic like many other organizations have.
WrestleMania is coming up in a few weeks. Typically, this means a massive, sold out event at a huge stadium. This year, things were set for Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, the new home of Tom Brady. It has been relocated to the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, without fans present.
Rob Gronkowski will be there though. On Wednesday night, he announced that he is officially hosting WrestleMania. It also sounds like he'll have more info tomorrow night, on the upcoming upside of SmackDown. From Gronk himself:
The WWE has not shut down like other conventional leagues, but has been hosting shows from the performance center. That will be the case here again. This won't be Gronk's first WrestleMania appearance either. He previously made a cameo at the 2017 edition of the Pay-Per-View event, WrestleMania 33. One has to imagine he'll get a bit more involved in at least one match this year. WrestleMania will be a two night event on Saturday, April 4 and Sunday, April 5. [
It’s official! I’m hosting @WrestleMania this year...and it’s gonna be too big for just one night. For the 1st time, #WrestleMania will be a 🚨2-NIGHT🚨event: Saturday, April 4 AND Sunday, April 5 on @WWENetwork! Tell you more this Friday night on #SmackDown at 8 ET on @FOXTV.
— Rob Gronkowski (@RobGronkowski) March 18, 2020