Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s daughter will be continuing her family’s legacy by stepping into the ring.
Simon Johnson, 18, has officially started training with WWW – just like her father, grandfather and great-grandfather. She will be the first fourth-generation superstar in WWE history.
“It means the world to me,” Simone said in a statement. “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.”
For the little girl who fell in love with wrestling & was determined to make this dream a reality – this is for you. I’m beyond thankful for this opportunity & ready to get after it.
— 𝖘𝖎𝖒𝖔𝖓𝖊 (@SimoneGJohnson) February 10, 2020
Simone has already started training alongside other future wrestlers at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida.
“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 Centre,” said Paul “Triple H” Levesque, executive vice president.
The Rock posted on his Instagram: “Dreams ain’t just for dreamers … So proud Live your dream. Let’s work.”
Simone’s grandad, Rocky Johnson, who passed away earlier this year at the age of 75, was part of the first-ever black tag team to win a WWE championship.
Simone certainly has a lot to live up to. But her proud parents have made sure she isn’t feeling any pressure.
In his post, The Rock wrote his daughter’s journey “will always be [hers] to create, earn & own.”
Her mum added: “Your future will be uniquely yours to earn.”
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