Daniel Vidot

‘What in the world’: Ex-NRL star takes WWE by storm with epic move

Vidot played 124 games in the NRL before retiring in 2017, announcing his plans to pursue a professional wrestling career with WWE.

The 31-year-old, who is known in the ring as Xyon Quinn, signed a development contract with WWE in 2018 and made his on-screen debut on Smackdown last year, losing to WWE superstar Sheamus.

Daniel Vidot asked to perform Siva Tau during WWE trials

Former NRL player Daniel Vidot will travel to the US next month to begin training as the WWE's newest character - the Samoan Ghost.

Vidot has played over 100 first-grade NRL games representing the Canberra Raiders, St George Illawarra Dragons, Brisbane Broncos and the Gold Coast Titans.

He's also played for Toa Samoa where he learnt the Siva Tau.

He says during his trial with about 40 other people, they requested he perform the Samoan war chant.

Former NRL star Daniel Vidot reveals transformation into WWE pro wrestler

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.

Daniel Vidot: Samoa international leaves Salford Red Devils for Australia-return

Vidot, 26, joined Salford in November 2015 and the Samoa international scored six tries in 10 games during an injury-affected season.

The former Brisbane three-quarter also had a trial with World Wrestling Entertainment in 2015.

"We understand that family is hugely important," head coach Ian Watson said.

"Daniel provides a lot for his loved ones, and we were never going to stand in his way when he said he wanted to go back."