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The Rob Gronkowski WWE rumors won’t slow down until he’s officially on board to play football in 2018. For now, the speculation is running rampant that Gronk could be headed for retirement from the NFL to pursue a career as a pro wrestler in WWE.

Gronkowski’s latest tweets have only dumped fuel on the Gronk-to-WWE fire. On Monday he tweeted the following: “There are NO limits!!!!!” And Felger & Mazz producer James Stewart quickly pointed out during Monday’s show that “There are no limits” happens to be the tagline for the upcoming WWE pay-per-view Fastlane, which takes place on Sunday, March 11.

The PPV is for WWE’s Smackdown! brand, which features Gronk’s close friend Mojo Rawley on the roster. So … the speculation shall continue!


Monday’s tweet follows an even more cryptic one that he sent out on Saturday, which reads (roughly): “Foresee your own future, control your own temptations, and your destiny will not just be reached, it will just be starting.”

What, exactly, is tempting Gronk right now? Is it a return to football? A decision to retire?

And at the same time, it’s far from a guarantee that Gronkowski is subtly referring to WWE Fastlane with Monday’s tweet. But that would be some effin’ coincidence if he wasn’t.

WESTWOOD, CA – JULY 14: NFL player Rob Gronkowski speaks onstage during the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports Awards 2016 at UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion on July 14, 2016 in Westwood, California. The Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports Awards 2016 show airs on July 17, 2016 at 8pm on Nickelodeon. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Even if he is referring to WWE, that doesn’t necessarily mean he’s signing a deal with them and retiring from the Patriots. He could appear at Fastlane and still be planning on playing football in 2018. Not that Bill Belichick would be thrilled with that, but that doesn’t mean it won’t happen.

WWE insider Dave Meltzer – essentially the Adam Schefter of wrestling – reported recently in his own Wrestling Observer that WWE “is willing to offer a similar style deal to Gronkowski that they offered to Ronda Rousey.” Additionally, Mojo Rawley appears rather convinced that Gronk will make the jump to WWE eventually.

It wouldn’t be a surprise if Gronk retired and went to WWE at some point. The shocker would be if he did it now, at age 28, when he’s still in the prime of his football career.

— By Matt Dolloff,

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