10 Things WWE Fans Need To Know About Rob Gronkowski

NFL's finest is about to run straight through WWE...

Do you smell what 'The Gronk' is cookin'?

That won't be Rob Gronkowski's catchphrase when he debuts as a fully-fledged member of the roster on this week's episode of SmackDown, but the former NFL beast might surprise some people with just how much personality he has. If Rob can adjust to WWE's promo-heavy style quickly, then he'll turn some heads.

WWE must be excited by the prospect of taking a raw athlete with significant crossover appeal, training him to do things their way and then seeing what he can achieve. Don't be fooled into thinking Gronk is Tyson Fury 2.0 - he's anything but. Here's a guy who loves pro wrestling, has committed to the promotion and wants to do this the right way.

Some wrestling fans out there might be wondering why they should care about some meathead NFL player. That's understandable, because Gronkowski isn't going to be a full-timer who'll have matches to worry Adam Cole or Daniel Bryan. He can, however, become a sneaky smash hit who serves the company for years to come and offers mainstream attention.

Here's everything WWE lifers need to know about a... fellow WWE lifer.


Lifelong wrestling, video game, music and sports obsessive who has been writing about his passions since childhood. Also a pro wrestling commentator and former manager with a love of sparkly jackets.