Children often try to imitate what their parents do. The same goes for wrestling. A WWE fan would want to repeat what they see in the ring; likewise, a wrestler’s child would want to wrestle like their parent. It isn’t surprising these days to find second, third or even fourth generation performers in the wrestling world.
Some wrestling families are so into this sport that it has become a tradition for them. And it’s easier for these people to succeed in their field because their family background works as social proof. Everybody would want to work with someone who’s already familiar with the product.
Superstars like Randy Orton, The Rock, Charlotte Flair are proof of how being a star kid helped them in their career.
But not everybody gets a contract from WWE. Only some (and that’s random) are able to showcase their talent to higher-ups in WWE and successfully receive an offer to work for them. Keeping that in mind, we are presenting 3 WWE star kids Vince McMahon will sign and 2 who would never see the sunshine on them, unfortunately.
**Some of the names mentioned below are already associated with WWE, but it doesn’t mean they have received a main-roster contract as of yet.
5. Simone Johnson: Started Training
WWE superstar The Rock’s firstborn, Simone Johnson, always wanted to pursue a wrestling career. And why not? Her father, as we all know, is one of the most popular wrestlers in the world. Although he’s given up on wrestling – for his acting career – the fans still adore him. Recently, WWE announced that they have signed Simone. She’s already begun her training in the Performance Centre, and we wouldn’t be surprised if she receives star treatment from the company.
It’ll be a while before Simone joins the main roster. But until that time, WWE will do everything to improve her in-ring abilities. Their main focus could be on her microphone capabilities because The Rock used to own the audience with his promos.
4. David Benoit: Will Not Sign
Chris Benoit’s tragic death in 2007 left WWE frightened to death. Vince McMahon had been faking his death in the company but only a week later, he would return to address Benoit’s death. It is believed that multiple concussions over the years damaged his brain and that’s why he murdered his family and then committed suicide. WWE has been avoiding anything to do with Benoit since then and nobody is allowed to mention his name within the company.
Benoit’s son, David Benoit, is currently preparing to become a wrestler. Years ago, he was supposed to make his debut but Chris Jericho didn’t let that happen because he believed it’s too early. David listened to him and is still improving his skills before he makes a splash in the wrestling world. Because of his father and the controversy he created, WWE would never want to bring a Benoit in the company. But since David already has a good relationship with the likes of Chris Jericho, Cody Rhodes, and Tony Khan, we might see him working in AEW as Chris Benoit Jr.
3. Dominic: Started Training
Legendary wrestler Rey Mysterio’s son Dominic has appeared on numerous occasions in WWE. Most notably on RAW, when Brock Lesnar attacked him and his father mercilessly. He’s been learning about the WWE product for over two years now, and according to Mysterio, Dominic will start training this year.
Dominic was also once rumored to defeat his father at WrestleMania, retire him, and continue his legacy. However, as per current plans, this isn’t likely to happen; though it is probable that Mysterio will suggest WWE book his retirement match against his son. He’s currently signed as an NXT talent and unless WWE hurries him to the main roster this year, he’ll stay in the Yellow and Black brand for years to come and improve his wrestling skills.
2. Tessa Blanchard: Will Not Sign
Current Impact Wrestling superstar Tessa Blanchard is the daughter of the Tully Blanchard – member of Four Horsemen and the current manager of Shawn Spears in AEW. She’s made several histories in recent times and one of her segments with Callihan went viral on Facebook and gained over 10 million views to date.
Earlier this year, Dave Meltzer revealed the reason why WWE didn’t offer a contract to Tessa after her performance in Mae Young Classic 2018. Meltzer stated that the higher officials believed she had “attitude issues” which was the biggest reason why she didn’t receive an offer from WWE.
Apart from her in-ring accomplishments, Tessa Blanchard was mired in controversy as several wrestlers spoke against her and revealed that she used to bully them. WWE has a strict talent policy and they’ll never tolerate such behavior in the company. Even if they decide to hand her a contract offer in the future, she’ll probably pass on the offer as she would probably be better off in AEW.
1. Aurora Rose Levesque: Started Training
Vince McMahon has been in the wrestling business for over 50 years now. It all started with his father Vince McMahon Sr. who stepped down from his position and handed his wresting business to his son. Since then, Vinnie Mac has put his blood and soul to build WWE, which he did.
His children – Stephanie McMahon and Shane McMahon – are also involved in wrestling, in some way or the other. Last year, while promoting SmackDown’s premiere on FOX, Stephanie was asked if she’d allow her kids to wrestle; to which she replied:
“My oldest daughter has already started training. And I would encourage them to follow their passion, you know, whatever they believe in, as long as they work hard at it. I believe in a strong work ethic and I believe they can do anything in the world they wanna do, but they’re gonna have to believe in themselves and work hard.”
In case you don’t know, Triple H and Stephanie’s oldest daughter Aurora Rose who’s only 13 years old as of now has already started training to become a WWE wrestler! That’s what McMahons do.