Daniel Vidot (8 February 1990) is an Australian former rugby player and current professional wrestler, currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) where he appears on the developmental brand NXT.
He played wing in Australia's National Rugby League (NRL) for the Brisbane Broncos, Gold Coast Titans, Canberra Raiders and St. George Illawarra Dragons, as well as competed in the English Super League.
Professional wrestling career
World Wrestling Entertainment / WWE (2018-present)
It was reported 17 October, 2018, that WWE signed a total of seven athletes to train at the WWE Performance Center. Among them, Vidot was signed. A 21 July 2018 sports article also reported a gimmick development suggesting Vidot would appear under the ring name "The Samoan Ghost". Social media postings featured Vidot posing in pictures with a member of The Usos tag team, as well as other pictures with captions referring to Samoan culture.
Vidot made his in-ring debut in during the 29 November NXT Live event. There, he participated in a 12-man battle royal won by Keith Lee. The following year in 2019, Vidot wrestled his first singles match at the 19 January NXT Live event, losing to Saurav Gurjar. The next month during the 8 February NXT Live event, Vidot wrestled his second singles match, losing against Eric Bugenhagen. He returned the following month for the 2 March NXT Live event, where he lost to Mansoor Al-Shehail. The following week, he competed in a match during the 8 March NXT Live event, losing to Stacey Ervin Jr.. He returned to the ring later in the month for a 30 March NXT Live event where he lost to Kassius Ohno. The following month, Vidot returned for a match during the 19 April NXT Live event, losing to fellow Australian wrestler Jermaine Haley. Two months later, Vidot wrestled at the 27 June house show, losing to Nick Comoroto. The following month, Vidot wrestled singles matches against opponents Shane Thorne, Nick Ogarelli and Ridge Holland. During the 26 July NXT Live event, Vidot teamed with fellow Australian recruit Bronson Reed in a tag match won by Rinku Singh & Saurav Gurjar. The next month, Vidot wrestled in a 24 August NXT Live event in a 15-Man Battle Royal won by fellow rookie recruit Jordan Omogbehin.