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The Rock’s Daughter, Simone Johnson, Starts Training With WWE
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As an 18-year-old kid, Simone Johnson certainly had options. She could have chosen to succeed in anything she wanted to in life. However, the daughter of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, wants to keep the family tradition alive and she’s going all-in on being a professional wrestler.

That’s right, The Rock’s daughter is looking to become a WWE star. She’s already started her training at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida, according to WWE.com, and it’s likely only a matter of time before we see the next superstar in the ring.

“It means the world to me,” Johnson said. “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.”

The Rock’s Daughter Simone Johnson Training for WWE

For Johnson, this truly is a dream come true, and understandably so. Pro wrestling is a major part of her family’s history and following in their footsteps is legendary as well.

Once she makes it to the main roster, she will be the first fourth-generation superstar in WWE history, following great-grandfather High Chief Peter Maivia and grandfather Rocky Johnson — both WWE Hall of Famers — and her dad, Dwayne Johnson, a 10-time World Champion.

“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.”

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— WWE Executive Vice President Paul “Triple H” Levesque

Johnson’s journey to become a WWE starts with training in Florida under the direction of head coach Matt Bloom and assistant head coach Sara Amato.

From the sounds of it, though, she’s on her way to greatness as a WWE wrestler.

“Simone knows she has a lot to learn,” Bloom said. “She’s hungry to learn and picks the coaches’ minds, and the veteran Superstars’, as well. She’s not going to rest on her laurels. It’s been a short time, but she’s been crushing it.”

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Get your popcorn ready, WWE fans. It sounds like The Rock’s 18-year-old daughter with Dany Garcia is set to become a WWE superstar and the hard work could land her at WrestleMania one day in the near future.

MORE: The Rock’s Net Worth: How Hollywood, WWE Made the Star Filthy Rich

With over 10 years of sports writing experience, Brett has covered some of the top local, regional, and national sporting events in the Heartland for both print and digital platforms. He is a graduate of Kansas State University and resides in Austin, Texas.
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