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.”
Simone Johnson Training for WWE
For Simone 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.”Advertisement
— WWE Executive Vice President Paul “Triple H” Levesque
Johnson’s journey to become a WWE started 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.”
Get your popcorn ready, WWE fans. It sounds like The Rock’s 18-year-old daughter is set to become a WWE superstar and the hard work could land her at WrestleMania one day in the near future.
Who is Simone Johnson’s Mom?
Simone Alexandra Johnson is the only child from Dwayne Johnson’s marriage with Dany Garcia. The couple married in 1997 and divorced in 2007, when Simone was just five years old.
Johnson and Garcia remain friends and business partners to this day. They co-founded Seven Bucks Production and helped produced several Hollywood box office hits starring Johnson, including Baywatch, Shazam!, Hobbs & Shaw, and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle with Kevin Hart, among others, according to the company website.
Johnson, who was famous in WWF and in roles like The Mummy Returns, The Scorpion King, and Walking Tall during his first marriage, might not be married to his manager and ex-wife Dany Garcia anymore, but their partnership is as strong as ever.
Dwyane Johnson’s Other Kids
In addition to Simone Johnson, Dwayne Johnson has two other daughters with his wife Lauren Hashian. The two met during the filming of the movie The Game Plan and have created a beautiful family of their own.
Before they got married in Hawaii in 2019, The Rock and longtime girlfriend Lauren Hashian had two beautiful daughters — Jasmine Lia and Tiana Gia. The movie star was proudly in the delivery room for all three births of his children, too.
The former Smackdown star and California native is also one of those celebs who shows off his kids all over social media.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has built an amazing career over the years and there’s no doubt he has put his daughters to be in the best positions to be future stars like him.
This post was originally published on February 11, 2020 before updating.