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Daniel Vidot’s WWE dream is becoming a reality

Former NRL player Daniel Vidot reportedly signs developmental contract with the WWE.

Former Rugby League player Daniel Vidot has reportedly earned a two year developmental contract with the WWE. Standing at 6-foot-2 and weighing 108kg (238lbs), Vidot has the perfect frame and look for professional wrestling.

Making his NRL debut in 2009, Vidot went on to play 114 NRL games for the Raiders, Dragons, Broncos and Titans. He also spent some time at the Salford Red Devils in the UK Super League in 2016. Vidot became a representative player in 2013, representing Samoa in ten test matches. Scoring 55 tries throughout his NRL career, Vidot showed a lot of potential during his career with his strong, powerful runs along with his speed and athleticism.

Before going on to continue with his rugby league career in 2017, Vidot initially had a trial at the WWE Performance Centre in 2016. As well as second trial in October of 2017 for a three day camp led by WWE Legend Matt Bloom, a.k.a. A-Train. But, now it seems Daniel Vidot has finally earned an opportunity to live out his dream to compete in the WWE.

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Although it has only been couple of years training for professional wrestling, Vidot wouldn’t be the first person to have a background from a totally different sport to make the transition. At only 28, with his frame, size and athletic ability, Daniel Vidot has great potential to go far in the WWE.

He looks the part and definitely has the work ethic to learn and improve. Given a good amount of time of training and learning from great trainers at the Performance Centre such as Matt Bloom, Norman Smiley and William Regal, it wouldn’t surprise me to see Daniel Vidot competing on NXT by the end of 2020. It will be a great journey¬†to keep an eye on and one that people in Australia will definitely be getting behind.

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Luke Waskowski is an experienced journalist from Australia who covers everything from Sports, Music, Movies, Entertainment, and much more. He currently writes for Web Is Jericho and has also been a contributor to the wrestling magazine Calling Spots.