Vince McMahon Convinced a “Terrified” Rob Gronkowski To Dive Off Tower By Doing It Himself First (VIDEO)
Vince McMahon has never been scared to jump in the ring when it comes to entertaining the crowd.
When Rob Gronkowski signed on to be in the WWE, he was set to host Wrestlemania 36 that would have zero fans in attendance due to the coronavirus pandemic.
During one part in the show, Gronk was to jump from the tower he was hosting from so he could win the 24/7 Championship.
According to Fightful, they were told that McMahon actually had to dive off that tower first to demonstrate to a “nervous” Gronk that the stunt would be safe.
“One person in the building said those there caught it and had a reaction of “did that just happen?,” and that Vince McMahon said something to the nature of “not so bad, is it?” You may remember that Vince McMahon also did Shawn Michaels’ zipline entrance at the WrestleMania 12 rehearsals….though that was way back 24 years ago.
After our original story ran, a WWE name contacted us and said that Gronk was “terrified” of the dive, and that he had the benefit of a dozen of the biggest NXT guys catching him. Even after Vince McMahon did the spot, it took a significant amount of time to convince Gronkowski. The low angle you saw on TV was because production had to make it look better as Gronk bent his knees and practically fell off the platform “like a toddler jumping into the pool for the first time.”
As stated before, Vince is no stranger to getting his hands dirty when it comes to his company: