– During the last weeks, there has been speculation about the possibility of Hulk Hogan being part of the Florida Senate. In a recent interview, the WWE legend denied any possibility: “They tried to reel me in, but I’m a full-time beach bum, I’ve got it made…” Hogan replied when asked about running for a Florida Senate seat. “As far as going into politics and going to Washington and playing softball with everybody shooting at me, forget it. There’s no chance.”
– Kurt Angle was the protagonist of a Facebook Q/A session held this weekend. The General Manager of Raw assured that the members of The Shield will return to re-form in the future: ” The Shield has been dealing with a lot of setbacks and injuries. But they will unite again. Be patient.”
– Ricardo Rodriguez, former manager of Alberto Del Rio in WWE, turned 32 yesterday. Another birthday boy today is Tim Storm. The former NWA heavyweight championship celebrates 53 years.
– The fighter Zeda returned to an NXT house show at the event that the promotion held on Friday in Jacksonville, Florida. Zeda fought against Shayna Baszler and fell defeated by submission. The two match in the first round of the Mae Youn Classic tournament and the result was the same. Zeda has been out of action since October due to an elbow injury.
— Zeda (@Zeda_WWE) February 17, 2018
-NFL player Rob Gronkowski could reach WWE. Reports coming from the United States indicate that the company and the player could be negotiating a contract for Rob Gronkowski to go up to the ring.
The rumors have begun to emerge in parallel with the withdrawal of American football by Rob Gronkowski at the end of this season. The idea of WWE is to offer a contract very similar to Ronda Rousey.
The injuries have made Rob think about retirement. American football is a very demanding sport and Gronkowski has already been operated on the back, ankles and arms. Wrestling is also very demanding and it is not known if the NFL star will be willing to make that sacrifice. Rob also has offers from Hollywood a work infinitely more rested than to fight in WWE.
The player has his body too damaged to be able to compete at a high-level full time. With more than 10 million dollars per season and living only on the interests of their business without having to pay their salary to WWE will not be cheap to have it full time.
Even though he is a great star in the United States outside the country nobody knows his home compared to other stars of the sport. If WWE seeks to manage your arrival as Ronda Rousey will have failed, then Ronda is recognized throughout the world. Although the WWE market is based in the United States the company is trying to expand internationally and bringing in Rob Gronkowski will not help in sales.