Rob Gronkowski is a champion again — a WWE champion, that is.
The three-time Super Bowl champion won the WWE 24/7 Championship — which can be won and lost at any time, per WWE rules — during the second night of WrestleMania by pinning his real-life friend Mojo Rawley.
Gronkowski’s win was foreshadowed on the first night of WrestleMania where, during one of his hosting segments, the retired NFL tight end crossed paths with champion R-Truth. Gronkowski nearly picked up the pin before Rawley pulled him off of R-Truth and secured the victory himself.
Gronkowski referenced the moment early on Sunday night.
— WWE WrestleMania (@WrestleMania) April 6, 2020
“I’ve won three major championships in my life and that’s cool and all, but that’s in the past,” Gronkowski said. “I wouldn’t mind winning the 24/7 title before the end of tonight. I’m here at WrestleMania, I want that title.”
Following the last man standing match between Edge and Randy Orton, Rawley sprinted out onto the set and was swarmed by other performers. Gronkowski then did a back drop off his hosting perch and pinned Rawley to win the championship before fleeing the scene.
— WWE (@WWE) April 6, 2020
The WWE 24/7 championship, introduced in 2019, has mostly been used in comedy segments and is rarely defended in an actual wrestling ring.
WrestleMania 36 marked the second time Gronkowski got involved in a WWE storyline at the company’s biggest event of the year. At WrestleMania 33, Gronkowski helped Rawley win the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal by tackling Jinder Mahal.
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