The 18-year-old daughter of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Simone Johnson, has decided to follow the footsteps of her father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. This would make her the fourth-generation WWE wrestler in her family. The WWE Network on Monday announced that she has begun training to be a WWE Superstar at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida, CNN reported.

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KEY TAKEAWAYS:

  • Simone Johnson has recently signed a contract with  WWE Wrestling.
  • This would make her the fourth-generation of wrestlers in her family.
  • Her father, ‘The Rock’ is widely acclaimed across the world for his prowess in wrestling.
  • Simone was also named the Golden Globe Ambassador during the 75th Golden Globes in January 2018.  

She fell in love with wrestling and aspired it to be her life one day, Johnson revealed in an Instagram post that followed the news. “While the legacy of the family may be your platform, your future will be uniquely yours to earn”, said her mother as a reply to the news that swept over the internet. As per his WWE Superstar biography, The Rock is the first third-generation wrestler in WWE history.

While the legacy of the family may be your platform, your future will be uniquely yours to earn. -Dany Garcia, Simone Johnson’s mother

Her grandfather, WWE Hall of Famer Rocky “Soul Man” Johnson, was a trailblazer and was one of the two 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, was the first in this world-renowned generation of wrestlers.

Paul “Triple H” Levesque, Executive Vice President, Talent, Live Events & Creative said in a statement, “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. 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.” Simone was also named the Golden Globe Ambassador during the 75th Golden Globes in January 2018.

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.

Her coaches are extremely happy and the fans await the teen’s entry into the world of wrestling. The family is proud of their daughter’s achievement and hope for a bright future for her. She herself feels grateful to have the opportunity not only to wrestle but to carry the legacy of the Johnson family forward. While wrestling fans across the globe await her debut, Simone still has a long way before she achieves her dream of fighting in the ring.

Image Credits: The Wrap

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Saavriti is an intern with SheThePeople.TV

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