Rob Gronkowski might be on his way back to the NFL, but WWE is expecting him to defend his title. Shortly after the news of him coming out of retirement to join the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who acquired him from the New England Patriots, the WWE congratulated him on Twitter but also addressed him having to fulfill his obligations as a champ.
“Congratulations to Rob Gronkowski, the current WWE 24/7 Champion, on his return to football. Per the rules of the 24/7 title, Gronk must defend his championship at all times in any location. He could be celebrating a touchdown pass from @TomBrady…anytime, anywhere.”
Gronk, who won the belt at Wrestlemania 36 a few weeks ago, released a video on Wednesday and stated that he planned to keep the belt while with the Bucs.
“We need a lot of security,” Gronkowski said in a video addressing the belt. “Every tunnel, every entrance, everywhere in the stadium. I’m the 24/7 WWE title belt champion right now, of the world. Everyone’s coming for me. My friends are coming for me.
“It’s special right now to have it during this quarantine time because no one can find me. No one gets me. So, I’m the champ for a while. Everyone is going to be coming for me, I got to have extra security. What’s crazy is the security people, anyone can win it at any time. I got to watch my own back.”