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Video: Rob Gronkowski Made His WWE Debut Last Night

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KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI - JANUARY 20: Rob Gronkowski #87 of the New England Patriots reacts after a first down in the second half against the Kansas City Chiefs during the AFC Championship Game at Arrowhead Stadium on January 20, 2019 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

On Friday morning, longtime New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady officially signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

However, Brady wasn't the only former Patriot making headlines before the weekend. On Friday night, former star tight end Rob Gronkowski made his WWE debut at WWE SmackDown.

Last week, it was reported that Gronk would be joining up with the WWE. Just a week later, Gronk made his debut for the wrestling federation. Unfortunately for Gronk, it was an awkward introduction.

There were no fans in the stands as the country deals with significant health concerns. That made for a very interesting introduction for the former Patriots star when he came out on stage.

Check it out.

It's tough to get more "Gronk" than that introduction, with the former tight end's No. 87 on the video boards of the training complex.

Sure, that's not the intro he expected when he signed with the WWE, but Gronk still made the most of it.

As for his future in the WWE, Gronk announced he will be the host for WrestleMania during the two-night event on April 4 and 5.

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.