NRL Star Daniel Vidot Takes Up Wrestling As A “Samoan Ghost”
Aussie signs three year deal with the WWE
Former NRL star Daniel Vidot is launching a new career – as a wrestling ghost.
The 28-year-old winger, who played 124 NRL games across 5 clubs, confirmed on Wednesday that he’s signed a three-year deal with the WWE.
And his character, developed in conjunction with the organisation, is inspired by his Samoan heritage.
“He’s kind of a Samoan ghost,” Vidot told News Ltd. “I’m cheeky but I like to go into my corner and have my own space… so I think it’s going to be a very entertaining character.”
As well as his rugby league career, Vidot has a background in acting. Though it’s not clear how that will be useful in a fierce competitive sport like wrestling.
Vidot will be relocating to the US, along with his girlfriend, singer and performer Danielle Glanville.
He’s following in the tradition of Samoan wrestling superstars including Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and The Usos.
In fact it was Jimmy Uso who helped convince Vidot to make the move to the WWE.
“Jimmy explained to me how hard it’s going to be, especially for my partner, being in this world,” Vidot said.
“It was something I needed to know to be able to make this choice. It’s good to have someone by your side who understands the industry.”
The good thing about his choice of character is that if he regrets his decision, he can just disappear.