“He Stays Mentally Strong” – Mojo Rawley on NFL Star Rob Gronkowski’s Brief WWE Run

Published 07/28/2021, 1:00 PM EDT


WWE has a history of celebrities from different fields making cameos or sometimes even getting physical with the wrestlers. Celebrities such as former USA President Donald Trump, Muhammad Ali, Snoop Dogg, etc. Celebs from the basketball world also had cameos in WWE. Names like LeBron James, Shaquille O’Neal, etc.

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Rob Gronkowski of Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the NFL left his mark on WWE at WrestleMania 36. It was on the second night of the event when Rob pinned his mate, Mojo Rawley, for the 24/7 championship.

His incredible commitment to the company saw him win the Slammy Award for ‘Celebrity of the Year’. His buddy Rawley feels Rob was a standout.

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Speaking to Wrestling Inc, Rawley revealed that Rob doesn’t really ever get nervous, and it is something he really admires about Rob.

He said, “Rob doesn’t really get nervous ever. It’s something I really admire about the guy. It’s one of the things I learned the most from him. He rarely gets nervous or stressed out. He really doesn’t have bad days.

“Of course, there are some things that annoy him, but he is always in a good mood and positive. You think of it on the football field if he drops a pass or has a bad day for him, it glances off his back.

“It’s fine. It doesn’t get in his head, and he stays mentally strong. That’s why he has had the career that he has had.”

Mojo was actually worried about him and Rob goofing around too much. He felt that people might not take Rob seriously or the locker room might not like it. However, that wasn’t the case.

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WWE planned a SummerSlam tag team match with Gronk and Rawley

Continuing the interview, Rawley also revealed that the initial plan was for him and Rob to do a tag team match at SummerSlam in Boston. Rawley admitted they were excited about that because it would lead to something 10 times more exciting than what actually happened.

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It would have been an amazing spectacle seeing a top-tier NFL tight-end player wrestling in one of the biggest stages of all. But the world is full of ifs, buts, and maybes.

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Aditya Pran Mahanta

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Aditya Pran Mahanta is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports, who is currently pursuing his Bachelor of Arts degree. Being a sports fanatic, he has played at the state level badminton in his younger years but his love for WWE overtook all other passions. Being a decade-long wrestling fan, he relishes the older wrestlers and wishes that the newer generation had the same Edge. He is a passionate fan of Rey Mysterio for his high flying style, Edge for being The Ultimate Opportunist, and Razor Ramon because nobody messes with the Bad Guy!

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