Pats star Gronkowski invades WWE WrestleMania

Updated: 

Not content with sitting back and watching WWE WrestleMania 33 ringside, New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski made his presence known.

The NFL star made a surprise appearance at the annual blockbuster wrestling event at Camping World Stadium in Orlando on Sunday to help out close friend Mojo Rawley.

Watching ringside with a drink in hand, Gronkowski - a two-time Super Bowl champion and four-time Pro Bowler - was confronted and had his own water tossed at him by Jinder Mahal.

It was not a wise decision as Gronkowski jumped the barrier, made his way past security and lined up a three-point stance before nailing Mahal with a shoulder block - a move Pats fans have grown accustomed to - as he showed no signs of the back injury that cut his season short in 2016.

Rawley - who spent time with the Green Bay Packers and Arizona Cardinals - went on to win the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal.