WWE bringing in Aussie rugby star for tryout - video shows his power

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Those of you who have been keeping an eye on the NFL during its preseason may have noticed a certain former Australian rugby league star impressing in his attempts to make the leap across sports.

Aussie rules

And perhaps the WWE have noticed the impressive pedigree of the Australian after news today that another player from the NRL (Australia's top league) is heading stateside with a career change in mind.

Daniel Vidot, a 6'2" 260 lb star most recently of the Brisbane Broncos, revealed to Australian newspaper The Courier Mail that he has been invited for a WWE tryout in the near future.

""I've had an approach from the WWE," the 25-year-old explained. "They've contacted me and have offered to fly me over to Orlando in a few weeks to try out for the WWE. I'm seriously looking at it."

"They first approached me last year but I was playing good football with the Broncos, so I didn't take it seriously. Then just recently they contacted me again and I've decided I'm going to have a crack at it."

Plying his trade as a winger in Rugby League, playing 111 games between 2009-15, Vidot is known in Australia for his huge physique but has fallen out of favor at the Broncos.

Raw talent

The below video certainly suggests he has the power to grapple with the best of them in WWE. Vidot is the one in the red shirt:

And he wouldn't be jumping into the WWE Universe totally unaware, either. Speaking in the same interview he revealed how he had followed the business when he was young.

"Like a lot of kids, I watched wrestling growing up, I would pretend to be The Undertaker."

Whether he impresses enough over his three day tryout to progress to the next stage, the process so far suggests the WWE like what they know so far.

He has also been fast-tracked through the process, his elite athlete status seeing him jump ahead of thousands of applicants down to the final 30.

WWE fans: Can you see him succeeding in the WWE? Have your say in the comments below...

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