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Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson is one proud dad after his daughter, Simone, signed up with the WWE.
The 18-year-old is the youngest signee in the history of the WWE – making Johnson proud his daughter is following not only in his footsteps, but has been working so hard under the radar to make her dreams of professional wrestling come true.
Johnson relayed his daughter’s journey to the WWE during a virtual appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, revealing her decision blew his mind.
“First of all, 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 create and blaze her own path, which is so important.”
“She’s 18 now, at 16 she was working her ass off quietly under the radar, in the ring getting thrown around, you know all the bumps and bruises that go with pro wrestling,” Johnson revealed. “But she hung in there, and I’m very very proud of her.”
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Not only is Simone the youngest signee in WWE history, she is also the first fourth-generation superstar in WWE history.
According to People, Simone’s dad Dwayne is a 10-time world champ and both her grandfather, Rocky Johnson, and great-grandfather, Peter Maivia were inducted into the Hall of Fame.