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24/7 champion Rob Gronkowski returning to the NFL

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Rob Gronkowski said performing in WWE was a lifelong dream.

With that crossed off his bucket list, it looks like the three-time Super Bowl champ is headed back to football. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that, pending a physical, Gronk is coming out of retirement. The New England Patriots still hold his rights, but will trade them - along with a seventh round pick in this week’s collegiate draft - to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in exchange for fourth round selection. The 30 year old will leave his buddy Mojo Rawley to rejoin his buddy Tom Brady.

Specifics of Gronkowski’s WWE contract were never confirmed, but any NFL deal would prohibit him from doing much more than holding a mic. At most, he could deliver some offense like he did at WrestleMania 33, but he’s not taking any bumps. How that will affect WWE’s plans, which were believed to include SummerSlam in Boston, remains to be seen.

For now, WWE is getting on the hype train...

As they remind us, Gronk is still holding the 24/7 title he won while hosting WrestleMania 36.

Somebody get R-Truth on the road to Tampa.