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Rob Gronkowski sets a new WWE record

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Back when he was still a retired NFL player, Rob Gronkowski won WWE’s 24/7 championship while serving as the host of WrestleMania 36.

43 days later, he’s getting ready to play the 2020 football season with Tom Brady after being traded to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. And he’s still 24/7 champ. Which means his reign is now the longest in the belt’s not-quite-one year existence.

Hey, a record’s a record. And actually, if you go back to when he actually won the championship (this year’s WrestleMania having been taped the week of March 23 due to the “prevailing circumstances”), his reign is really more like 53 or 54 days long.

Gronk’s run may continue until WWE convinces the Bucs to let them film at practice. But even so, he’s got a long way to go to catch R-Truth in terms of total time with the green-and-gold strap. Truth’s 35 reigns span across something like 150 days (not counting the runs which were less than a day).

Congrats, Robbie G.

PS - Mojo says he misses you.