“She Wants to Blaze Her Own Path”- The Rock Feels Proud As Simone Signs With WWE

Published 05/17/2020, 4:16 AM EDT


WWE Superstar and future Hall of Famer Dwyane “The Rock” Johnson recently made an appearance on Jimmy Fallon’s late-night show. Among other things, The Rock spoke about his daughter Simone joining the WWE.

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“Follow in my footsteps sounds cliche. She actually wants to create and blaze her own path, which is so important. The Rock said, speaking about his family’s legacy in pro wrestling and where Simone would stand in it. 

Simone is the youngest signee in the history of the sport, and has quietly been working in the Performance Center. Speculations suggest that she will be drafted into NXT as soon as circumstances allow. 

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Simone would also be the first fourth-generation superstar to come into the WWE, with a long legacy behind her, which includes her great grandfather ‘High Chief” Peter Maivia, her grandfather ‘Soulman’ Rocky Johnson (both Hall of Famers), and of course her father Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson.

Is Simone the next big thing in WWE?

While it is nearly impossible to predict if Simone will have an illustrious career like her grandfathers’, or a legendary one like her father’s, we have already seen flashes of brilliance from the young future superstar. Training with Matt Bloom and Sara Amato of the WWE Performance Center, her mentors had tons to say about her. “Simone knows she has a lot to learn,” head coach Bloom stated.

“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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Similar praise was given by Assistant Head Coach Sara Amato when she said, “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.”

Simone recently sat down in an interview and opened up about her training and her future in the sport. “It means the world to me,” she 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 in the WWE Performance Centre.

If these words are anything to go by, then we may have a future superstar on our hands. With the women’s division in WWE taking a hit, all new talent is welcome, especially if they’re a part of a great wrestling legacy.

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