The traditional route for NRL defectors is to cashed-up European rugby union teams, British Super League, or in some cases, terrible AFL careers. Following the success of Jarryd Hayne’s unexpected move to NFL, Daniel Vidot is the next to throw his mouthguard in the ring with a shift to an unexpected avenue. 

The former Brisbane Bronco, who also spent time at the Canberra Raiders and St George Dragons, is currently in Orlando trying his hand at professional wrestling in the WWE. The Samoan test representative could potentially be the next in a long line of successful Samoans in the sport including The Rock and WWE Hall Of Famer Solofa “Rikishi” Fatu.

News of Vidot switching to WWE has circulated for weeks now, but has kicked into action today as the former winger began his training alongside pro wrestler Jey Uso.

The WWE have reportedly had their eye on Vidot for some time, as a steady migration of Australian wrestlers continue to find success in the competition.