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WWE News: Former Australian Rugby Star Signs WWE Developmental Deal



Although the WWE has recently released a couple of NXT Superstars (go here for Zeda and here for Uriel Ealy), that has reportedly not halted the company from offering deals and signing other talents (for more on WWE offering contracts go here and here, for a new signing go here).

According to, former Australian rugby star, Daniel Vidot, has officially signed a WWE developmental contract. Vidot is 28-years old, 6’2″ and 231 pounds, spending seven seasons in Australia’s National Rugby League with the Canberra Raiders, St. George Illawarra Dragons and Brisbane Broncos, leading the Raiders in scoring in 2010. In 2016, he signed to play in the English Super League, but would briefly return to the NRL in 2017. Previously, WWE hosted Vidot at a tryout in 2016, however he declined to sign at the time.

Vidot also spoke with to discuss his goals for his career change:

“Short-term goals are to get to know everything I need to know about professional wrestling, learn the basics and take baby steps. Just keep developing. Long term I want to be WWE Champion. [I’m] keen to prove all the naysayers wrong and show that you can do anything if you put your mind to it. I want to be the first of many rugby players that can show a younger generation of Samoan athletes that anything is possible.”

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