After two months with the WWE, Super Bowl champion and NFL Pro Bowl Tight End Rob Gronkowski has opted to depart from the sports-entertainment company, per report. Following the June 1st episode of Monday Night RAW, it was reported by Wrestling Inc. that Gronkowski had a release clause in his contract and decided to exercise that clause since he’ll be returning to the NFL this forthcoming season to play for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Gronkowski does not have any other obligations to WWE but as a part of the release clause, he will not be able to appear or wrestle for another wrestling company for a period of time. This news was confirmed by Dave Meltzer of F4WOnline.
On the latest edition of Monday Night RAW, a segment aired which featured R-Truth winning the 24/7 Championship back from Rob Gronkowski while Gronk was working out.
The news of Rob Gronkowski’s signing to WWE was confirmed in early March. Gronk was scheduled to appear live at WrestleMania 36 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa before the Coronavirus outbreak. He ultimately did host this year’s WrestleMania at the Performance Center. Gronkowski won the 24/7 Title shortly before WrestleMania.