Rob Gronkowski reportedly gone from WWE

According to new report from PWInsider, Rob Gronkowski has executed his released from his WWE contract and will not be working for the company going forward. 

The story was originally reported last night by WrestlingInc, and has now been confirmed by PWInsider that this is indeed accurate. 

We had reported back on April 21 that Gronkowski had informed the Patriots that he was interested in playing football again, but wanted to do so with Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Gronkowski is returning with a one-year, $10 million deal.

It was reported back on March 11 that Gronkowski signed with WWE.  He then made his official debut with the company on the March 20 episode of Friday Night SmackDown.

R-Truth recaptured the WWE Championship on last night’s episode of Monday Night Raw.  

With last night’s win, R-Truth is currently in his record 36th reign as the 24/7 Champion. 

Kurt Angle turns down new WWE role

In an interview with CBR.com, WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle revealed that he recently turned down an offer to return to WWE television regularly as Matt Riddle’s manager on Friday Night SmackDown.

Angle said the following:

“I think that Matt Riddle is going to be one of the faces of the [WWE], he has all the ability, said Angle.  “His personality is great. At first, it’s a little odd. But once you get to know him, he’s very likable and that’s what he’s going to get from the fans. They’re going to love this kid. And he proves it in the ring. He’s phenomenal in the ring. There’s no doubt about that. But his whole bro gimmick thing works really well. And he’s going to do extremely well.   WWE has offered me a job to manage him.  Unfortunately, I turned it down due to a few different reasons, but I would have loved to manage him. It just wasn’t the right time.”

During last Friday’s episode of SmackDown on FOX, Kurt Angle announced Riddle would be coming to the blue brand.

Following his release from WWE in April, Angle appeared on last Wednesday’s WWE NXT as the guest referee for the Fight Pit Cage Match between Matt Riddle and Timothy Thatcher.