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BOSTON, MA - FEBRUARY 07: Rob Gronkowski of the New England Patriots drinks beer during the Super Bowl victory parade on February 7, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Patriots defeated the Atlanta Falcons 34-28 in overtime in Super Bowl 51. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Getty Images)

By Ty Anderson,

After a year away from football, Rob Gronkowski has decided to put the pads on and reunite with Tom Brady in Tampa Bay.

Gronkowski used his year away from football to take his talents just about everywhere. The 6-foot-6 announced a partnership with a CBD company, did some TV work for the NFL on FOX, made an appearance on “The Masked Singer,” and even made his long-rumored jump to the WWE. Gronkowski made that jump to the squared circle count, too, as the host of the crowd-less WrestleMania 36, which ended with Gronkowski winning the company’s beloved-but-gimmicky 24/7 championship.

The belt is as true as it sounds, as it must be defended 24 hours a day for seven days a week, and the WWE reminded the 30-year-old Gronkowski of that while also congratulating him on his return to football on Tuesday.

That’s all Gronkowski’s friend (and the man he defeated to win the belt), Mojo Rawley, needed to hear to get his mind racing.

Head on a swivel, Gronk.

Ty Anderson is a writer and columnist for Any opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of 98.5 The Sports Hub, Beasley Media Group, or any subsidiaries. Yell at him on Twitter: @_TyAnderson.