Gronk awkwardly loses title, reportedly leaves WWE

Andy Hart
June 02, 2020 - 10:11 am

As he prepares to pursue another championship on the football field in Tampa Bay with Tom Brady’s Buccaneers, former Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski lost a title in the wrestling world Monday night.

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In an awkward, pre-taped segment from his home in Foxborough, Mass., Gronkowski lost his 24/7 WWE title to R-Truth.

According to a report from Wrestling Inc., Gronkowski’s loss on WWE’s Monday Night Raw was his final act for the company after exercising a release clause in his wrestling contract as he returns to the NFL following a one-year retirement.

“While Gronkowski has no other obligations to WWE, he can't work for another wrestling company for a set period of time as part of the release clause,” Wrestling Inc. wrote, though the site notes he could still “likely” make appearances for WWE.

Gronkowski won the 24/7 title as part of his role hosting WWE’s WrestleMania 36 in April, which was a two-day, taped event in Orlando due to the coronavirus pandemic. Gronkowski actually took the title by pinning his longtime friend and wrestler Mojo Rawley.

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