WWE : Former NRL star Daniel Vidot (Xyon Quinn) pulls off amazing move


Former NRL star Daniel Vidot stuns WWE fans as he pulls off a ‘creative’ move in the ring – after quitting his footy career to pursue pro wrestling


Daniel Vidot retired from the NRL in 2017 to pursue a pro wrestling career with WWE.

The 31-year-old, known in the ring as Xyon Quinn, impressed commentators and fans on Friday with a move against competitor Ru Feng.

The former footy star, who is now based in the U.S., executed a slingblade that brought his opponent to the ground.

In the ring: Former NRL star Daniel Vidot stunned WWE fans on Friday as he pulled off a 'creative' move in the ring during a match with Ru Feng

In the ring: Former NRL star Daniel Vidot stunned WWE fans on Friday as he pulled off a ‘creative’ move in the ring during a match with Ru Feng

He swung Ru Feng into the ropes before leaping on him, wrapping his legs around his neck and slamming him down.

The move impressed the WWE ringside commentators, one of whom exclaimed: ‘What in the world?’

His co-commentator remarked: ‘Oh man! If you’re grading that on creativity that’d be a 10, would it not?’ Another described it as a ‘creative offence’.

Before his pro wrestling career, Daniel was a winger in the NRL for nine years, lending his services to the Canberra Raiders, St. George Illawarra Dragons and the Brisbane Broncos.

On the field: Before his wrestling career, Daniel was a winger in the NRL for nine years, lending his services to the Canberra Raiders, St. George Illawarra Dragons and the Brisbane Broncos

On the field: Before his wrestling career, Daniel was a winger in the NRL for nine years, lending his services to the Canberra Raiders, St. George Illawarra Dragons and the Brisbane Broncos

He last played for the Gold Coast Titans before giving it all away in 2017, and shocked the sporting world just months later by signing a developmental deal with WWE’s NXT promotion.

‘It’s been an awesome transition, mate. Rugby players are almost made for it,’ he told Daily Mail Australia in 2019 of his new in-ring career.

The transition went so well that it only took four months of training before he was ready for his first match.

Time for change: He last played for the Gold Coast Titans before giving it all away in 2017, and shocked the sporting world just months later by signing a developmental deal with WWE's NXT promotion

Time for change: He last played for the Gold Coast Titans before giving it all away in 2017, and shocked the sporting world just months later by signing a developmental deal with WWE’s NXT promotion

'I took the risk to travel a path that hasn't been taken before': The transition went so well that it only took four-months of training before he was ready for his first match. 'It's been an awesome transition, mate,' he told Daily Mail Australia in 2019 of his new in-ring career

‘I took the risk to travel a path that hasn’t been taken before’: The transition went so well that it only took four-months of training before he was ready for his first match. ‘It’s been an awesome transition, mate,’ he told Daily Mail Australia in 2019 of his new in-ring career

‘I’ve had lots of positive feedback. That’s the reason the WWE want more rugby players,’ Daniel said.

‘I took the risk to travel a path that hasn’t been taken before and now I’ve created a new path to allow athletes from Australia and New Zealand to come across and give it a crack.’ 

Daniel is based in Orlando, Florida, with his long-term girlfriend Danielle Glanville.

Loved up: Daniel is based in Orlando, Florida, with his long-term girlfriend Danielle Glanville

Loved up: Daniel is based in Orlando, Florida, with his long-term girlfriend Danielle Glanville

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