The Rock’s Daughter to Become First Fourth-Generation WWE Wrestler

Simone Johnson is following in her family's footsteps

Actor Dwayne Johnson and his daughter Simone Alexandra Johnson attend the premiere of 'Skyscraper' on July 10, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by KENA BETANCUR / AFP)
Actor Dwayne Johnson and his daughter Simone Alexandra Johnson attend the premiere of 'Skyscraper' on July 10, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by KENA BETANCUR / AFP)
By Bonnie Stiernberg / February 17, 2020 11:04 am

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s 18-year-old daughter Simone is entering the family business, training to become the first fourth-generation WWE Superstar.

The teen will follow in the footsteps of her father, grandfather (WWE Hall of Famer Rocky “Soul Man” Johnson) and her great-grandfather (High Chief Peter Maivia), the WWE Network announced on Monday.

The Rock posted a photo of himself hugging his daughter to Instagram and expressed his pride at the news, writing, “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.”

Johnson has reportedly begun training at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida. “Simone is a wonderful girl,” WWE Assistant Head Coach Sara Amato said in a statement. “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. I wouldn’t have expected anything less.”

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