Back on March 11, 2020, WWE announced they had signed Rob Gronkowski. The signing generated major mainstream media coverage for the company but fans were less than impressed with Gronk on WWE programming. His debut was widely panned after he danced his way to the ring, and the criticism only continued after the three-time Super Bowl Champion hosted WrestleMania 36.
Fans won't be seeing Gronkowski on WWE TV anytime soon as Raj Giri at WrestlingInc. revealed The Gronkosaurus has activated a release clause in his WWE contract and is no longer part of the company. This comes after Gronk announced back in April that he would be returning to the NFL for the 2020 season and was traded to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Gronkowski's release from the company won't come as a surprise to many. While he was initially expected to work a match at SummerSlam, Gronk's NFL contract prevented him from doing any activity outside of American football that involved "a significant risk of personal injury."
The Tampa Bay Buccaneer did do the job on his way out the door as he dropped the 24/7 Championship to R-Truth on last night's episode of Monday Night Raw.