Breaking news: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has an 18-year-old daughter, and apparently, she’s following in the footsteps of her dad. The WWE Performance Centre in Orlando, FL, announced the big news about Simone Johnson today.
The WWE reports that “The 18-year-old is on a path to become the first fourth-generation Superstar in WWE history, coming from a line of legends that includes her great-grandfather and grandfather, WWE Hall of Famers “High Chief” Peter Maivia and Rocky Johnson, and her father.”
Johnson told WWE, “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.”
With such a legendary pedigree, it’s clear Simone has wrestling talent in her blood. We’re excited to see what she can do – and her coaches are, too.
“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,” said Paul “Triple H” Levesque, Executive Vice President, Talent, Live Events & Creative.
“Not only does Simone now have an opportunity to cultivate and display her passion for WWE within the Performance Center, but she’ll carry on the tradition of her incredible family lineage while creating her own impact as WWE’s first fourth generation Superstar.”
Would you expect anything less for The Rock’s daughter?
Her coaching staff will include wrestling mavens like Head Coach Matt Bloom and Assistant Head Coach Sara Amato.
Coach Bloom said, “Simone knows she has a lot to learn. She’s hungry to learn and picks the coaches’ minds, and the veteran Superstars’, as well. She’s not going to rest on her laurels. It’s been a short time, but she’s been crushing it.”
Coach Amato also added, “Simone is a wonderful girl. She’s like a sponge, it’s pretty amazing. She knows what it takes to succeed and all the hard work and sacrifice that goes into it.”
Sounds like this is just the beginning of a very fruitful career. Check back for more updates on Simone’s WWE journey!