Rob Gronkowski recently sat down with Newshub for a new interview where he discussed his decision to join WWE.
He made his WWE television debut as a talent under contract back on the March 20th episode of SmackDown to set up Elias vs. Baron Corbin at WrestleMania 36.
WWE has already confirmed that he’ll serve as the guest host of the biggest event of the year for the company, which will be split across two nights.
Gronkowski talked about how he’s been a fan since he was in the second grade and his dad took him to events in Buffalo as a kid. He recalled being a fan of Steve Austin, D-Generation X and Val Venis.
He called it an honor to be part of an atmosphere that he grew up watching. He also stated that being able to work with Mojo Rawley, who is a good friend of his, is a dream come true.
“Playing football in the NFL and being around the best of the best has definitely prepared me for WrestleMania. You can’t just walk out on the field and expect to be ready to compete – you have to practice, work out and know your plays.
It’s the same thing for WrestleMania. I can’t expect to go out there, and jump off the top rope or cut a promo. Everything is about practice and that’s what I’ve taken from my time in the NFL. If you want to be great in any industry, you have to do the work and prepare. In the time I have been with WWE, I can see the superstars are the same way and they want it just as bad.”
Gronkowski also talked about WWE fans, WrestleMania 36 and more. You can read the entire interview here.