The Rock’s Daughter, Simone Johnson Defends New Wrestling Name

The apple does not fall far from the tree as Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson’s daughter Simone Johnson decided she will join the family trade and become a professional wrestler! Over the Memorial Day weekend Simone announced her wrestling name ‘Ava Raine’ and fans wanted to know why she didn’t choose something different.

Simone Johnson is a fourth-generation wrestler and she’s set to make a mark for herself apart from her famous father’s name. She’s training at WWE’s Performance Center ahead of her in-ring debut on NXT 2.0. For those not in the know, Simone is the first child of professional wrestler turned big screen actor, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.

It was previously reported that Simone got a new name ahead of her NXT debut. The Rock’s daughter will now be known as “Ava Raine” in WWE. When Simone Johnson announced her wrestling name, the internet wrestling community had things to say about it via Twitter.

Simone took to Twitter on Sunday to respond to fan criticism regarding the annoucement of her new wrestling name. She doesn’t understand why fans have such an issue with generational talent trying to stand out on their own instead of using their family name.

How do you guys feel about the WWE changing Simone Johnson’s name and not adding something to represent the four-generational legacy of the Johnson Wrestlers? Let us know in the comments!

Kimberly R. McClary

36-year-old Black female from Virginia.

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