Gronkowski, a friend of WWE star Mojo Rawley, interfered in the Andre the Giant Battle Royal at WrestleMania 33 on Sunday after Mahal threw a drink at him outside the ring. WWE shared a replay of Gronkowski shoulder-blocking Mahal:
The #AndreBattleRoyal just got a dose of @Patriots' @RobGronkowski. Watch #WrestleMania streaming LIVE at 7e/4p on @WWENetwork! https://t.co/fpoMaJAEHw2017-4-2 22:26:53
Rawley went on to win the match after eliminating Mahal last.
Houston Astros outfielder Josh Reddick wishes he could've hopped the barricade at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida:
Josh Reddick @RealJoshReddick
This is all I want to do in wrestling. Jealous of Gronk2017-4-2 22:17:52
MLB Network's Robert Flores noted jumping inside the wrestling ring may not have been a wise decision for the All-Pro tight end given his injury troubles:
Robert Flores @RoFlo
Luckily Gronk doesn't have a history with injuries. #Wrestlemania #Patriots2017-4-2 22:24:39
ESPN.com's Bill Barnwell wondered if Gronkowski's WWE excursion will become a bigger issue:
Bill Barnwell @billbarnwell
It will be very weird if we have to eventually write that Bill Belichick soured on Rob Gronkowski after he shoulderblocked Jinder Mahal.2017-4-2 22:25:59
Gronkowski certainly looked healthy after undergoing season-ending back surgery in December.
The four-time Pro Bowler isn't the first NFL star to involve himself at WrestleMania. Hall of Fame linebacker Lawrence Taylor is perhaps the most notable example. He beat Bam Bam Bigelow in the main event of WrestleMania XI in 1995.