Mojo Rawley‘s appearance on the last WWE Friday Night SmackDown show has not been for one night only, but because it will be his face for the next few months. Mike Johnson of PWInsider has exclusively confirmed that Rawley has been traded to the blue mark.
The reason: the arrival of former NFL New England Patriots player Rob Gronkowski, who would have signed a contract to fight in WWE for the next few years, after retiring this past season from football. It should be remembered that Rawley and Gronkowski are good friends.
“Mojo Rawley, who had been on Raw, appeared on Smackdown last night and announced that Rob Gronkowski would appear in next week’s episode. Rawley said he would be with Gronk, and they explain to me that he will be staying on SmackDown for the next few months.” , Johnson has assured.
Rawley had taken some prominence in WWE’s red mark by winning the championship 24/7 and defending it against several successful rivals. Rawley lost it to Riddick Moss, the current champion.
Rob Gronkowski, new sports star coming to WWE
It should be remembered that this week, Ryan Satin, a journalist for WWE Backstage, confirmed that Rob Gronkowski was about to sign a contract with the company, something that would have already been signed last Thursday. Gronk would have a similar contract to Ronda Rousey‘s.
As we have reported these days, Gronkowski will arrive on SmackDown next Friday. It is not slated to play a major role at Wrestlemania but is expected to play a role on the road ahead of the summer event, Summerslam, as it takes place in Boston, where Gronk has played his entire life in the NFL.