Rob Gronkowski hit an interesting WWE milestone despite the fact that he hasn’t been seen on WWE programming in over a month.
Gronowski beat Mojo Rawley to win the WWE 24/7 Title at WrestleMania 36 – Night 2 in Orlando, Florida at the WWE Performance Center on the WWE Network. Even though he’s the champion, he hasn’t defended it since then.
Despite this, he is still being considered the champion, and his days as being a champion are still being counted.
The NFL star has now held the title for 44 days and counting. He has broken the previous record as the long-reigning 24/7 Champion, which was held by Riddick Moss at 41 days.
Just a few weeks ago, news broke that Gronkowski is coming out of retirement to play pro football again as the New England Patriots traded him to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Gronk won’t be able to wrestle for WWE due to the NFL’s standard player contract. It prohibits players from engaging “in any activity other than football which may involve a significant risk of personal injury.”
WWE had some big plans for him at this year’s SummerSlam, which you can read about here.