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WWE News:  Mojo Rawley reveals how Rob Gronkowski's family helped him get a job with the WWE

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1.75K   //    24 Feb 2018, 02:37 IST

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Rob Gronkowski raises Mojo Rawley's hand after winning the Andre The Giant Battle Royal at WrestleMania 33

What's the story?

Wrestling Inc. is reporting on a recent interview that SmackDown Live Superstar Mojo Rawley had with ABC 15 in Phoenix, Arizona. During the interview, Mojo talks about his friendship with Gronk and how Gronk's family was able to get him into the WWE.

In case you didn't know...

Mojo Rawley played in the NFL for the Green Bay Packers and Arizona Cardinals in 2009 and 2010. After he recovered from an injury while playing for the Cardinals, Mojo signed a deal to join NXT in 2012 and would make his television debut in a battle royal on May 29, 2013.

The heart of the matter

ABC 15 spoke with Mojo about his friendship with Gronk, whom he has known since high school. Mojo mentioned that they became good friends before either of them achieved any level of success and that friendship has been maintained throughout the years.

"We all kind of grew up together, trained with each other, kind of coached each other along and helped each other out whenever we could. It's paid dividends for all of us, every single one of us."

Mojo then revealed how he got his foot in the door with the WWE. Gronk's father actually contacted Mike Rotunda, who was known as I.R.S. and is also the father of Bray Wyatt and Bo Dallas. Mojo said that Gronk's family knew how big of a fan he was of the WWE so they helped him in getting a chance.

Ever since the Super Bowl earlier this month, there has been discussion whether or not Gronk is going to retire and possibly pursue a WWE career. Mojo would have this to say about Gronk potentially joining the WWE someday:

"In my opinion and a lot of others, he's the greatest tight end to ever play the game. You take all those assets and just raw abilities that you have and you bring that here, it's kind of a recipe for success one way or another. He has a lot on his plate right now. Whether an appearance here in the WWE again comes at Wrestlemania, or whether it comes to a Wrestlemania five years from now, I'm sure at some point you're going to see him in a ring again."

What's next?

Next up for Mojo's SmackDown Live brand is the WWE Fastlane pay per view on March 11th from the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. In the main event, AJ Styles will defend his WWE Championship in a Fatal-5-Way match against Dolph Ziggler, Baron Corbin, Sami Zayn, and Kevin Owens.

Author's take

That was definitely a cool story of how Mojo got his foot in the door to the WWE. You can tell from WrestleMania last year that there is a strong bond between Mojo and Gronk. I hope that someday Gronk does what Ronda Rousey did and signs a contract with the WWE.


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I've been a passionate wrestling fan since I was a Little Stinger watching the NWA at my Grandma's house on Saturday nights in the 1980's. Since the start of 2015, I have hosted a pro wrestling podcast called Lost In The Midcard with my good friend Matt Black where we cover all wrestling promotions. My favorite wrestler of all-time is Ric Flair; while my favorite wrestlers today include Dean Ambrose, Kenny Omega, and Kevin Owens.
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