Former New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is no stranger to World Wrestling Entertainment.
The 30-year-old former NFL star made his WWE debut at WrestleMania 33, helping Mojo Rawley win the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal.
Gronk is scheduled to debut conveniently two weeks before WrestleMania 36 takes place in Tampa, Fla.
However given coronavirus concerns causing the mass stoppage of many sports, from the NBA to Major League Baseball to March Madness, the fate of this year’s WrestleMania could be up in the air.
Hillsborough County officials on Thursday didn’t call off the pro wrestling event, according to the Tampa Bay Times.
At least not yet.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis earlier recommended that mass gatherings should be postponed or canceled over the next 30 days.
WWE claims annual attendance has been between 70,000 to 100,000 since the event moved to football stadiums in 2007.
WWE on Thursday moved this week’s “SmackDown” to its training facility in Orlando.
During tonight’s episode of SmackDown emanating from the WWE Performance Center with no live audience, the Gronk speculation was addressed and Mojo Rawley joined the announce team to say Rob would appear on next week’s show … but hasn’t signed with the company just yet.
Watch the segment below.
— WWE (@WWE) March 14, 2020