Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s daughter is becoming a member of the household enterprise.
Throughout a digital dialog with Jimmy Fallon, Johnson revealed that his daughter — Simone, 18 — has signed a contract with WWE, the skilled wrestling group the place he labored earlier than transitioning into appearing.
“She signed her contract with the WWE, it simply blows my thoughts,” mentioned Johnson, 48. “To begin with, I imply, what an honor that my daughter desires to observe in my footsteps. However, extra importantly, ‘observe in my footsteps’ sounds cliché, however she really desires to blaze her personal path, which is simply so essential. She wound up being the youngest signee within the historical past of the corporate.”
The “Jumanji: The Subsequent Degree” star defined that it was a very long time coming; Simone had been working towards it since she was simply 16.
“She was working her a– off. Quietly, beneath the radar, within the ring, getting thrown round, and all of the bumps and bruises that go along with professional wrestling,” Johnson defined. “She hung in there. I’m very, very pleased with her.”
Not solely is Simone following in her father’s footsteps, however her grandfather Rocky Johnson and great-grandfather Peter Maivia additionally had been skilled wrestlers. Each had been inducted into the WWE Corridor of Fame.
Rocky died earlier this yr on the age of 75.
In February, Simone shared a photograph to Instagram, expressing her pleasure at becoming a member of the WWE.
“To the little woman who fell in love with wrestling & mentioned ‘this will likely be my life in the future’, that is for you,” the caption learn. “I’m humbled, grateful & able to work. Let’s do that.”
The image featured Simone sporting a gray WWE T-shirt and grinning.