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The Rock's Daughter Simone Johnson Has Started WWE Training

The Rock's Daughter Simone Johnson Has Started WWE Training

Simone Johnson is following in her dad's footsteps, with The Rock's daughter confirmed to have begun WWE training this week.

With her dad going down in history as one of the best in the game, Simone has a good mentor to turn to.

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Johnson, 18, has been stopping off at the WWE Performance Center since June 2018, although it was only officially announced on Monday by WWE's social media.

If she completes her training, she'll be the fourth-generation wrestler, after her father, her grandfather Rock Johnson and her great-grandfather High Chief Peter Maivia. Let's be honest, with with this family lineage, there's no reason she wouldn't absolutely kill it.

Speaking about her dad's influence on her new career path, she said in a podcast: "He basically just told me what I just said, 'You are your own person. Regardless if other people compare you to your parents or to anyone else, or if you compare yourself to your parents or to anyone else, you are still your own person'."

When discussing expectations people might have when taking into account her family's history with wrestling, she said: "I just have to remind myself, that pressure only exists when I start comparing myself to my parents.

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"This idea that I want to keep getting into my head is that I'm not my parents. No one is their parents. And Individuality is a gift and I just have to keep remind myself of that, that no matter what pressure, not matter what circumstances, no matter what comparisons are, I love my parents so much. I'm so proud of everything that they've done, but I am my own person. And I just have to remind myself of that, no matter what the circumstances are."

Simone Johnson is already a familiar face in LA. Credit: PA
Simone Johnson is already a familiar face in LA. Credit: PA

Back in August last year, 15 years after he left WWE, Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson officially announced his retirement from wrestling.

While promoting his latest move Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw on Live With Kelly and Ryan, the star admitted he had 'quietly retired' from the sport he knew and loved.

"I miss wrestling, I love wrestling," he said, telling the presenters: "I quietly retired from wrestling because I was lucky enough to have just a really wonderful career and accomplish what I wanted to accomplish, but there's nothing like a live crowd, a live audience, a live microphone as you both know."

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: The Rock, WWE

Amelia Ward

Amelia is a journalist at LADbible. After studying journalism at Liverpool John Moores and Salford Uni (don't ask), she went into PR and then the world of music. After a few years working on festivals and events, she went back to her roots. In her spare time, Amelia likes music, Liverpool FC, and spending good, quality time with her cat, Paul. You can contact Amelia at [email protected]

 

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