WrestleMania: Patriots' Rob Gronkowski Is Now a WWE Champion

Former New England Patriots tight end and three-time Super Bowl winner Rob Gronkowski just added another feat to his list of accolades at WrestleMania 36: the WWE 24/7 Championship.

Similar to the defunct WWE Hardcore Championship, the WWE 24/7 Championship is a title that can be challenged for any day, any time, anywhere — just so long as a WWE referee is present. Gronk managed to win the the belt on the second night of this year’s WrestleMania, which he was hosting. The Pro Bowl tight end kept in the shadows for most of the night and waited for an opportune moment to strike.

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Gronkowski’s pal, Mojo Rawley, had cost him a shot at the 24/7 belt on Saturday during the first night of ‘Mania and was caught up in a brawl on Sunday when Gronk dived in — literally — and took the title. He’s one of several celebrities to win the championship since its inception last year.

This ot the first time Gronk has performed in WWE, having previously interfered in the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal at WrestleMania 33 in 2017 in order to help Rawley emerge victorious against Jinder Mahal.

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WrestleMania 36 aired on Saturday and Sunday, April 4 and 5, from the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida. It was the first time in history that the Showcase of the Immortals was filmed over two nights. There were no fans present due to the social distancing rules being enforced amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Former New England Patriot Rob Gronkowski won WWE's 24/7 Championship at this year's WrestleMania.

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