Exclusive: Mojo Rawley Reveals Original WWE Plans For Rob Gronkowski
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Mojo Rawley has revealed WWE's original plans for Rob Gronkowski.
The American football star had a short-lived stint in WWE in 2020 and he spent four months with the company between March and June. Gronk would host WrestleMania 36 and defeat his friend Mojo Rawley for the 24/7 Championship during his time in WWE, before dropping the gold to R-Truth in June after his return to the NFL had been confirmed.
WWE originally had bigger plans for Gronkowski, though, and Mojo Rawley has previously detailed that Gronk was set to compete at SummerSlam in a tag team match before a singles match in Saudi Arabia. The COVID-19 pandemic derailed those plans, though.
Speaking to Cultaholic Wrestling's Adam Pacitti, Rawley revealed more about what WWE originally had planned for Gronkowski.
"They gave us some space to actually come up with the plan. I kind of used Rob as a way to be able to throw a little more creative in on this one because it's usually out of our hands. They were all about the plan that I pitched," Rawley said.
"It was pretty cool because we were gonna bring Rob in, we were gonna do a little hosting thing at 'Mania, but it was gonna set up a tag match with me and Rob at SummerSlam in Boston. We were gonna go over and then I was gonna turn on him. I was going to get his brothers and his dad in on it and it was going to lead to a blow-off No DQ Match in Saudi Arabia. Me vs. him with his whole family there with the thought being that I beat the crap out of Rob in front of his family in his hometown in Boston, he's gonna come do the same thing to me in Saudi Arabia where my family is from," he continued.
"So we had this really cool plan in place with a lot more specifics to it and, unfortunately with the state of the world, all of that got thrown out and it was more or less reduced to co-hosting with the 24/7 spot and that was it."
Mojo also revealed The Miz and John Morrison, or Jinder Mahal and a tag team partner were in the conversation to be his and Gronk's opponents at SummerSlam
"We were searching for that. I've got to think it was gonna be Miz and [John] Morrison. But we were also trying to find a tag partner for Jinder [Mahal] because we had that whole moment with him in the Battle Royal at WrestleMania 33. Either of those guys would have been perfect because those guys are fantastic workers, they would have made Rob look like a million bucks," Rawley added.
You can check out Adam Pacitti's 'Hype or Not Hype' chat with Mojo Rawley below: