WWE superstar Daniel Vidot backs former club for NRL glory and wishes luck to Salford

James Gordon

Former NRL and Super League flier Daniel Vidot, now a wrestling superstar in the WWE has backed Canberra Raiders to win this weekend’s NRL Grand Final.

Vidot, 29, started his career with the Raiders, scoring 27 tries in 45 appearances before moving on to St George-Illawarra Dragons and Brisbane Broncos.

He had a 10-game stint in Super League with Salford in 2016, scoring six tries, then returning Down Under for a brief spell with Gold Coast Titans.

The former Samoa international then quit rugby league to pursue a professional wrestling career with WWE, signing a developmental contract with the organisation in May 2018.

Vidot wished “Being a Raider for five years, I’m going to go with them. Hopefully the Green Machine come up with the victory, it’s been a long time coming. The Raiders are going in as the underdog.

“Salford have been looking very good, seeing all the progress in the media, they’re looking very sharp and hopefully they’ll make it too. If they get two out of two, I’ll be very happy!”

Canberra take on Sydney Roosters in the NRL Grand Final on Sunday, while Vidot’s former club Salford travel to Wigan on Friday night for a place in the Super League Grand Final.