Dwayne Johnson’s Daughter, Simone, Makes WWE Debut as Ava Raine

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson with daughter Simone Johnson.
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Her massive second. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson‘s eldest daughter, Simone Johnson, made her onscreen WWE debut as Ava Raine, a member of the group Schism.

“I’ve discovered my household ✌🏽🙂,” the athlete, 21, teased via Twitter on Tuesday, October 25, earlier than making her official debut on WWE’s developmental model NXT. Raine was unveiled because the fourth and remaining member of the “cult” group, becoming a member of Joe Gacy, Rip Fowler and Jagger Reid. “The love and acceptance the Schism has given me defies any preconceived notions of who I’m presupposed to be,” the wrestler instructed the gang during her big moment, referencing her 50-year-old father’s famed profession. “This household completes me.”

Simone’s mom, Dany Garcia, shared her assist through Twitter, gushing that it was “a ❤️🖤❤️second for me celebrating @AvaRaineWWE TV debut on @WWENXT tonight 🥹.”

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson’s Daughter Simone Makes Her Onscreen WWE Debut as ‘Ava Raine’: ‘I Found My Family’

Ava Raine
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WWE introduced in February 2020 that Simone had begun coaching to change into a WWE Famous person on the WWE Efficiency Heart in Orlando, Florida. “To the little woman who fell in love with wrestling & mentioned ‘this will probably be my life someday,’ that is for you,” she wrote through Instagram on the time. “I’m humbled, grateful & able to work. Let’s do that.”

Simone’s choice to enter the ring made her the primary fourth-generation celebrity within the league’s historical past, following Dwayne, her late grandfather Rocky Johnson and her mom’s grandfather, Peter “Excessive Chief” Maivia.

“It means the world to me,” the Quick and Livid star instructed WWE on the time. “To know that my household has such a private connection to wrestling is basically particular to me and I really feel grateful to have the chance, not solely to wrestle, however to hold on that legacy.”

Dwayne echoed these sentiments earlier this 12 months telling Leisure Tonight that he was “very, very proud” of her. “She’s made historical past,” the Black Adam star gushed in July. “She is fiercely impartial. It’s essential for her to make her personal manner, blaze her personal path, blaze her personal path. She doesn’t come to me wanting for lots, which I respect that. And I’m right here watching and supporting.”

He added that he could be open to creating a return to wrestling sooner or later, offered that he may workforce up with Simone. “In fact,” Dwayne instructed ET. “Yeah, all the time open to that. For certain.”

Along with Simone, the California native additionally shares daughters Jasmine, 6, and Tia, 4, with spouse Lauren Hashian.

In July 2019, Dwayne praised all three of his kids for his or her magnificence and energy throughout an interview with Additional. “[They are] so stunning,” he mentioned on the time. “It’s simply one of the best factor. … I’ve a home stuffed with simply sturdy, badass ladies. … It’s terrifying, but it surely’s superior.”

He continued: “I grew up an solely little one. My dad was robust. He kicked my ass, so there was numerous testosterone rising up, so there may be this stability, having all this estrogenic vitality, then additionally me having the chance to infuse ‘father’ and hopefully setting a typical of what a person must be in [my daughter’s] lives.”