• Rob Gronkowski is currently the WWE 24/7 Champion
  • The Tampa Bay Buccaneers recently acquired Gronk in a trade with the New England Patriots
  • The WWE reminded Gronk about his obligations of being the 24/7 Champion 

It has been a productive offseason for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as they acquired Rob Gronkowski. Despite having Gronk come out of retirement, the tight end is still not exempt from his WWE 24/7 championship obligations.

The concept of the 24/7 championship is that the title is open to anyone and is up for grabs at any time as long as there is a referee present. This rule has caused multiple occasions where the belt has been transferred from different superstars across the company.

The reigning champion, Gronk, won the title during a segment in this year’s WrestleMania. The three-time SuperBowl winner pinned R-Truth for the belt.

With the news of Gronk’s NFL return, the WWE congratulated the big man but also gave a stern reminder.

“Congratulations to @RobGronkowski, the current WWE 24/7 Champion, on his return to football,” the tweet shared.

“Per the rules of the 24/7 Title, Gronk must defend his championship at all times in any location. He could be celebrating a touchdown pass from @TomBrady… anytime, anywhere,” said WWE.

While the future of the belt remains to be seen, Gronk’s NFL career opened a new chapter. It will be a New England Patriots reunion in Tampa Bay, as the legendary quarterback Tom Brady will lead the Buccaneers. In one of the biggest moves of the year, Brady decided to leave the Patriots after spending his entire career with New England.

The Buccaneers received the rights to Gronk and a seventh-round pick for a fourth-round selection. Gronk has been selected to the Pro-Bowl on five separate occasions and is a four-time First-team All-Pro. The chemistry he has with Brady has already been a proven formula for success throughout the years.

The duo of Gronk and Brady will set a new era in the Buccaneers’ football program. With Brady leading the helm and Gronk as a proven tight end, the 2020 season will feature a new twist to the league.

With these interesting developments for the upcoming NFL season, it wouldn’t be surprising if WWE elements make an appearance on the football field. The possibilities of Gronk defending the title are abundant and tease a possible football-wrestling crossover.

Rob Gronkowski
Rob Gronkowski announced his retirement from the NFL on Mar.24. In this picture, Gronkowski #87 of the New England Patriots speaks at a press conference after the Patriots defeat the Los Angeles Rams 13-3 during Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Feb. 3, 2019. Harry How/Getty Images