Simone Johnson, the 18-year-old daughter of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is getting to follow in the footsteps of her dad, grandfather, and great-grandfather into wrestling.
The WWE Network announced on Monday that Simone has signed with WWE and can begin training at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando
She reacted to the news on Instagram shortly after WWE, writing, “To the small girl who fell crazy with wrestling & said ‘this will be my life one day’, this can be for you. I’m humbled, grateful & able to work. Let’s do that .”
Simone Johnson also told WWE: “It means the world to me. to understand that my family has such a private connection to wrestling is basically special to me and that i feel grateful to have the chance , not only to wrestle but to hold thereon legacy.”
“Simone knows she has a lot to learn,” WWE head trainer Matt Bloom said. “She’s hungry to find out and picks the coaches’ minds, and therefore the veteran Superstars’, as well. She’s not getting to rest on her laurels. It’s been a short time, but she’s been crushing it.”
Her father, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, is the first third-generation wrestler in WWE history. He was an eight-time WWE heavyweight champion and one among the most important stars in pro wrestling history.
Simone’s grandfather, WWE Hall of Famer Rocky “Soul Man” Johnson, was one among the 2 first African American World Tag Team Champions in WWE’s history. He died in January at age 75.
Her great-grandfather, High Chief Peter Maivia, started this dynasty of talented wrestlers.