During his appearance on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson admitted that it’s an honor that his daughter, Simone wants to become a wrestler. After all, Johnson is considered one of the greatest wrestlers of all time, so it’s only right that she keeps the legacy alive. The wrestler-turned-movie star first found fame with WWE under his pseudonym, “The Rock.” Now, it’s his daughter’s turn! At 18-years-old, Simone has signed a contract with WWE, but apparently, she’s been training with the company since February.
Amid his and Jimmy Fallon‘s chat, Johnson said, “She signed her contract with the WWE, it just blows my mind. “First of all, I mean, what an honor that my daughter wants to follow in my footsteps. But, more importantly, ‘follow in my footsteps’ sounds cliché, but she actually wants to blaze her own path, which is just so important. She wound up being the youngest signee in the history of the company.”
Simone is WWE’s first-ever generation star, following her father, her grandfather Rocky Johnson, and great-grandfather High Chief Peter Maivia.
To announce her new deal with WWE, Simone went on Twitter and penned, “For the little girl who fell in love with wrestling and was determined to make this dream a reality – this is for you. I’m beyond thankful for this opportunity and ready to get after it. Let’s do this.”