On Monday, WWE announced that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s 18-year-old daughter, Simone Johnson, has officially signed with the WWE.
Simone will begin her training at the WWE Performance Center in Florida, also creating history as the first fourth-generation Superstar in WWE history.
“It means the world to me,” Simone Johnson said in a statement issued by the WWE. “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.”
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Dreams ain’t just for dreamers. Congrats to my #1 born, Simone Johnson on officially signing her wrestling contract with @wwe @wwenxt and on her way to becoming the first ever 4th generation WWE athlete. Carry our family name proudly, but your road will always be yours to create, earn & own. So proud. Live your dream. Let’s work. #humblehungry #hardestworkersintheroom #4thgeneration
Simone was born into a family of WWE legends. Her father, a 10-time world champion, and her grandfather, Rocky Johnson, and her great-grandfather, “High Chief” Peter Mavia, were both inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.
“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 of WWE.
He added, “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.”