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Rob Gronkowski Has Left WWE

Rob Gronkowski Leaves WWE After Losing 24 7 Title On RAW

• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (June 1, 1998) – WWF RAW IS WAR

On this day in 1998, the World Wrestling Federation aired another LIVE episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF RAW IS WAR’.

It was broadcasted from the Rosemont Horizon in Chicago, Illinois and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF King of the Ring 1998’ PPV.

Here’s the card:

1. Chicago Street Fight: Darren Drozdov & LOD 2000 vs. D.O.A.

2. Val Venis vs. Papi Chulo

3. King Of The Ring Qualifying Match: Marc Mero vs. Steve Blackman

4. Elimination Match: The Nation vs. D-Generation X

5. King Of The Ring Qualifying Match: Jeff Jarrett vs. Faarooq

6. WWF Light Heavyweight Title: TAKA Michinoku vs. Funaki

7. King Of The Ring Qualifying Match: Mark Henry vs. Terry Funk

8. No.1 Contenders Match: Kane vs. The Undertaker

• Old School WWF Jobber Of The Day: Brian Johnson

WWF Jobber Brian Johnson

• Rob Gronkowski Has Left WWE

As seen on this week’s episode of RAW, Rob Gronkowski lost the WWE 24/7 Championship to R-Truth, making Truth a 36 time champion.

This title change was booked because Gronkowski is done with WWE.

According to Wrestlinginc, Gronkowski had a release clause in his contract, which he’s using to leave the company as he’s returning to the NFL to play for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the upcoming season.

Gronkowski, who hosted WrestleMania 36 and won the 24/7 Title at that event, was rumored to have a match at SummerSlam 2020, but that’s no longer the case.

While he didn’t do much in WWE, he ended up becoming the longest WWE 24/7 Champion of all time, by having a title reign that lasted 56 days.

Last year, during an interview with CBS Sports, Gronkowski noted that he just wants to have one crazy match in WWE:

“With wrestling, I don’t feel like I would be a full-time wrestler, but there is one thing I’m down for and that’s to do one crazy match.

Practice it for a little bit, go out there, like in a Royal Rumble, go out there, I got my friend in WWE [Rawley], practice it and do a full-on WWE match. I’m not saying when. Maybe five years. I got the rest of my life to do that.

I’ve always dreamed about doing that, just one time, going in there and going full out. That may be a possibility, one time, down the road.”

        
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