Former NFL superstar Rob Gronkowski recently sat down with Newshub, where he discussed his upcoming opportunity within WWE, how well the fans have treated him, and how being in the world of football has prepared him for a life of wrestling.
Check out some highlights below:
On joining WWE:
I have been a fan and watching since I was in second grade, My dad brought me to the matches when they came to Buffalo, and I was a huge fan of ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin, D-Generation X and Val Venis.
To be part of an atmosphere that I grew up watching is an honour.
On top of that, to get the chance to work with my good friend Mojo Rawley is a dream come true.
On the WWE fans:
The global fanbase that WWE has is incredible, Since my appearance at WrestleMania 33, it’s been insane how many people bring up that appearance wherever I am.
Whether I am here in the States or in another country, the fans always remember that. “WWE is a global phenomenon and to be part of the first-ever two-night WrestleMania is truly an honour.
On football preparing him for wrestling:
Playing football in the NFL and being around the best of the best has definitely prepared me for WrestleMania. You can’t just walk out on the field and expect to be ready to compete – you have to practice, work out and know your plays.
It’s the same thing for WrestleMania. I can’t expect to go out there, and jump off the top rope or cut a promo. Everything is about practice and that’s what I’ve taken from my time in the NFL. If you want to be great in any industry, you have to do the work and prepare. In the time I have been with WWE, I can see the superstars are the same way and they want it just as bad.