The Rock's Daughter Is Training To Be The First Fourth-Generation WWE Wrestler
Simone Johnson -- daughter of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson -- is planning to follow in the footsteps of her dad, grandfather and great-grandfather.
The WWE Network announced on Monday that the 18-year-old had officially kicked off training to be a WWE Superstar at the WWE Performance Centre in Orlando, Florida.
Simone is the only child of Dwayne Johnson and his ex-wife Dany Garcia and comes from a long line of WWE greats including her dad, her late grandfather Rocky Johnson and great-grandfather, “High Chief” Peter Maivia who are both WWE Hall of Famers.
Responding to the exciting news in an official statement, Simone said:
"It means the world to me. To know that my family has such a personal connection to wrestling is really special to me and I feel grateful to have the opportunity, not only to wrestle, but to carry on that legacy.”
She also added in an Instagram post, "To the little girl who fell in love with wrestling & said 'this will be my life one day', this is for you. I’m humbled, grateful & ready to work. Let’s do this. @wwe @wwenxt"
WWE executive vice president Paul “Triple H” Levesque said of their latest addition to the WWE family:
"Simone Johnson’s unbridled passion and incredible drive has earned her a coveted spot training with the elite athletes from around the world at the WWE Performance Center,” he began.
“Not only does Simone now have an opportunity to cultivate and display her passion for WWE within the Performance Centre, but she’ll carry on the tradition of her incredible family lineage while creating her own impact as WWE’s first fourth-generation Superstar," he concluded.
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has previously voiced his support for his daughter's career path, telling 'Good Morning America' in 2018:
“I love the idea. We had this big conversation, she came with me to Hong Kong [and] Beijing. I said, ‘Honey, whatever your passion is, I support that.’ And wrestling was good to me, I started my career in Madison Square Garden. So, yeah, bring it on, she’s going to be a champ.”