NRL star eyeing WWE switch

Brisbane Broncos winger Daniel Vidot is considering a switch to the ranks of professional ‘wrestling’, with discussion ongoing with the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) governing body.

WWE scouts believes that Vidot’s size and Polynesian origins mean that he can fill a similar space in the market to that formerly occupied by Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson.

Vidot is set to fly to Florida soon for a three-day trial with the WWE, who are actively seeking Australian ‘talent’ for their showbusiness venture.

The player is also reportedly considering an offer to play rugby union with Queensland.

“They first approached me last year but I was playing good football with the Broncos, so I didn’t take it seriously,” Vidot told the Brisbane Courier-Mail.

“Then just recently they contacted me again and I’ve decided I’m going to have a crack at it.”

Vidot also thinks he’ll be able to handle the more dramatic aspects of the sport, such as dressing up, shouting lines from a script and prestending to fight, because he underwent acting lessons at school.

“In high school, I did acting lessons, I performed in some theatre work so playing up in the WWE wouldn’t be an issue for me,” he said.

“I’m different to most league players. I’m not a boring sort of guy.

“They’ve got thousands of applicants but I’ve been advanced to the final 30 because I’m considered an elite athlete.”

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