Daniel Vidot discusses move to WWE.
Former rugby league star turned professional wrestler Daniel Vidot made an impact at a live event in Brisbane on Tuesday, taking out Sami Zayn in an in-ring segment. Vidot has yet to debut on NXT television but has been a regular at NXT live events in Florida. Speaking to Wide World of Sports, Vidot discussed his move to WWE and advice he received from The Rock.
"He's one of the busiest guys in the world. Every minute he talked to me, I felt I had to pay him $1000," said Vidot. "It was an awesome experience, I had a pretty long conversation with him and he was talking about how excited he was for me and that another Polynesian is there. He told me, 'Hang in and you will get there, you've just got to do all of the hard work and it will pay off. Put your heart and soul into it.' My character, 'The UNTAMED,' represents exactly that. Let your wild side run free and not worry what other people say or think about you."
Like The Rock, Vidot has aspirations of breaking into the movie industry.
"It's definitely in my plans and something I want to look in to. I used to perform in high school and do little performances in theatres and musicals," he said. "I definitely want to be the WWE champion. It would be amazing for me, and I'm definitely going to work towards that. At the moment, I've got mini goals set for me. WWE NXT where I'm at now and is on TV every week, that's where I'm looking to cement my spot at the moment."
It is unknown when Vidot will make his NXT TV debut. You can find results from the WWE live event in Brisbane by clicking here.