AUSTRALIA/MEDIA: Daniel Vidot confirms WWE contract, character revealed (

Posted on 6/19/118 by Mike Informer

FORMER NRL player Daniel Vidot will become a Samoan Ghost
in the WWE, confirming hes signed a three-year deal with
the professional wrestling powerhouse.

The 28-year-old Gold Coaster, who retired from the Brisbane
Broncos in 2015, locked in the full-time contract after a
trial in Florida in October.

He will return next month for training at the companys
performance centre.

It was very left of field and that suits me. Ive always
liked to put on a show and I felt like I found a new
passion, Vidot said.

The Courier-Mail can reveal his character, developed in
conjunction with the WWE, was inspired by his Samoan
heritage following the example of established Samoan WWE
superstars The Rock and The USOs.

Hes kind of a Samoan ghost. Im cheeky but I like to go
into my corner and have my own space so I think its going
to be a very entertaining character, Vidot said.

It was Jimmy Uso who helped convince Vidot to accept the
contract, leaving his family for 50 weeks each year while
his girlfriend Danielle Glanville, a singer and performer at
Draculas Cabaret on the Gold Coast, was also faced with
relocating to the US to pursue her singing career.

Jimmy explained to me how hard its going to be, especially
for my partner, being in this world, he said.

It was something I needed to know to be able to make this
choice. Its good to have someone by your side who
understands the industry.

Tipped off to the WWEs interest in rugby players by fellow
footballer Nigel Vagana in 2015, Vidot fulfilled a two-year
contract in England before returning for last years trial.
During his NRL career Vidot played 100 first grade games,
representing the Canberra Raiders, St George Illawarra
Dragons, the Brisbane Broncos and the Gold Coast Titans.

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