WWE's chief brand officer, Stephanie McMahon, told TMZ that she'd love to sign Rob Gronkowski and Conor McGregor to the world of entertainment wrestling. 

McMahon explained that when recruiting wrestling personalities to the company, the priority is that they exhibit larger-than-life personas. "Anybody who has a real big personality. I'd love to have Gronk in the ring. Conor McGregor, huge personality," McMahon said. "It's really about bringing in the biggest personalities with the best athletic ability."

When asked about whether any official conversations were in the works between WWE and their reps, she offered a vague response alluding to a potential partnership. "We are always having conversations," she said. Both Gronkowski and McGregor announced in March that they would be retiring from their respective sports. 


It all started at 20 years old on stage at the NFL draft when my dream came true, and now here I am about to turn 30 in a few months with a decision I feel is the biggest of my life so far. I will be retiring from the game of football today. I am so grateful for the opportunity that Mr. Kraft and Coach Belichick gave to me when drafting my silliness in 2010. My life experiences over the last 9 years have been amazing both on and off the field. The people I have meet, the relationships I have built, the championships I have been apart of, I just want to thank the whole New England Patriots organization for every opportunity I have been giving and learning the great values of life that I can apply to mine. Thank you to all of Pats Nation around the world for the incredible support since I have been apart of this 1st class organization. Thank you for everyone accepting who I am and the dedication I have put into my work to be the best player I could be. But now its time to move forward and move forward with a big smile knowing that the New England Patriots Organization, Pats Nation, and all my fans will be truly a big part of my heart for rest of my life. It was truly an incredible honor to play for such a great established organization and able to come in to continue and contribute to keep building success. To all my current and past teammates, thank you for making each team every year special to be apart of. I will truly miss you guys. Cheers to all who have been part of this journey, cheers to the past for the incredible memories, and a HUGE cheers to the uncertain of whats next.

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McMahon continued her interview by discussing the all-female headliners at the upcoming WrestleMania event, explaining that they were all chosen for their athletic abilities rather than in the name of feminism. 

"It's not about women having this opportunity because of a movement. It's about these 3 women, Becky Lynch, Charlotte Flair, and "Rowdy" Ronda Rousey being the biggest stars in WWE right now with the best storyline, the best characters," McMahon noted. "They are the main event because they've earned it, and that's what our audience is most interested in seeing."

Whether or not the Gronk/McGregor WWE partnership is actually in the works remains unclear. McGregor is reportedly under investigation by Irish authorities, after a woman accused him of sexual assault in December. The New York Times published an in-depth report on the allegations in March, the same day that he MMA fighter announced that he would be retiring from the sport.