OK they’re just screwing with us now, right?
Rob Gronkowski’s good friend “Mojo Rawley” of WWE tweeted in the wee hours of Thursday in response to Gronk’s latest cryptic tweet. The Patriots tight end tweeted simply “#clueless” with an emoji of a man shrugging, which appeared to be in response to Ian Rapoport’s report that he’s expected to play football for the Patriots in 2018.
“Give me a call. Let’s chat,” Mojo Rawley tweeted.
Take this for what it’s worth, but … mere minutes after Rapoport said that Gronk is expected back with the Patriots next season, a man who goes by “Perry The Entertainer” on YouTube tweeted on Wednesday that Gronkowski is in negotiations with WWE to face Jinder Mahal in a match at Wrestlemania 34 in New Orleans.
BREAKING NEWS:— #LaVineSZN (@ThePTEShow) February 28, 2018
My sources are confirming that New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski is currently in negotiations with WWE for a match at WrestleMania vs Jinder Mahal. pic.twitter.com/IVvi4BqNAS
The Sports Hub’s resident wrestling expert, Felger & Mazz producer James Stewart, was not surprised by Perry The Entertainer’s claim. Gronk helped Mojo Rawley win last year’s Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal at Wrestlemania 33 in Orlando by eliminating Jinder Mahal at the end. So perhaps they’re setting up for a “grudge match” type of deal.
All this craziness could very well mean that Gronk will be appearing at Wrestlemania with Mojo Rawley in some form. But it says nothing about his future with the Patriots. As you saw last year, Gronk could wrestle at Wrestlemania and then play football. It’s not necessarily an either-or scenario.
But these latest tweets? Gronk must be self-aware at this point. He and Mojo are just firing off tweets about each other to see how long they can watch the world burn. Nobody knows anything except Gronk himself, and maybe he doesn’t even know what he’s doing yet. Just going to have to wait and see. And continue over-analyzing their Twitter feeds in the meantime.
— By Matt Dolloff, 985TheSportsHub.com
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