The long-running Samoan heritage in the world of WWE will continue with the addition of yet another member of the iconic family, with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson‘s daughter, Simone Johnson, joining the latest class of Performance Center. Simone Johnson has long expressed desires of following in her father’s footsteps, and WWE officially announced the arrival of the 18-year-old to the center.
Simone Johnson will join her father, her grandfather Rocky Johnson, and her great-grandfather, Peter Malvia, in the wrestling business, becoming the first fourth-generation superstar in the company. Simone is also related to the Usos, Roman Reigns, and Nia Jax, which means she has tremendous wrestling genes, which will undoubtedly help her become a major player in the company.
Simone turned 18 last August, and WWE wasted no time to make sure she puts pen to paper and joins the roster. It is highly likely that Johnson gets a major push in the coming years. WWE is known to give big pushes to generational talents, with Charlotte Flair and Natalya being prime examples of the same.
Simone Johnson seemed extremely delighted to join the company and will have a sit-down interview with WWE correspondent Cathy Kelly.
“It means the world to me. 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.”
Triple H proudly presented their latest recruit and said that she has tremendous potential. WWE’s COO hoped that Johnson will carry on her tremendous family lineage.
“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.”
Even before her first day of training, Simone already has tremendous expectations attached to her, and hopefully, she lives up to them.