FORMER NRL participant Daniel Vidot will change into a “Samoan Ghost” within the WWE, confirming he’s signed a three-year cope with the skilled wrestling powerhouse.
The 28-year-old Gold Coaster, who retired from the Brisbane Broncos in 2015, locked within the full-time contract after a trial in Florida in October.
He will return subsequent month for coaching on the firm’s efficiency centre.
“It was very left of field and that suits me. I’ve always liked to put on a show and I felt like I found a new passion,” Vidot stated.
The Courier-Mail can reveal his character, developed at the side of the WWE, was impressed by his Samoan heritage – following the instance of established Samoan WWE superstars The Rock and The USOs.
“He’s kind of a Samoan ghost. 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,” Vidot stated.
It was Jimmy Uso who helped persuade Vidot to just accept the contract, leaving his household for 50 weeks annually whereas his girlfriend Danielle Glanville, a singer and performer at Draculas Cabaret on the Gold Coast, was additionally confronted with relocating to the US to pursue her singing profession.
“Jimmy explained to me how hard it’s going to be, especially for my partner, being in this world,” he stated.
“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.”
Tipped off to the WWE’s curiosity in rugby gamers by fellow footballer Nigel Vagana in 2015, Vidot fulfilled a two-year contract in England earlier than returning for final 12 months’s trial.
During his NRL profession Vidot performed 100 first grade video games, representing the Canberra Raiders, St George Illawarra Dragons, the Brisbane Broncos and the Gold Coast Titans.