Dwayne Johnson Has a Proud Father Moment as He Gushes Over His Daughter's WWE Debut

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is thrilled his daughter will be following in his footsteps. Simone Johnson is the youngest signee in the history of the WWE.

By Derek Scancarelli May 16, 2020 4:13 PMTags
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Simone Johnson is the latest in a long line of wrestlers to step foot in the ring.

And her father Dwayne Johnson couldn't be more thrilled she's joining the family business. Last night, the wrestler-turned-actor formerly known as The Rock joined The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, conferencing in from his home in Georgia.

"I want to say congrats to your daughter Simone, by the way, who is now going to be in the WWE!" Jimmy Fallon started off.

"She signed her contract with the WWE, it just blows my mind," 48-year-old Johnson said. "First of all, I mean, what an honor that my daughter wants to follow in my footsteps."

He continued, in full proud dad mode: "But more importantly—follow in my footsteps sounds cliché—but she actually wants to blaze her own path, which is just so important. She wound up being the youngest signee in the history of the company, by the way."

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Johnson then explained that his now 18-year-old daughter started training when she was only 16.

"She was working her ass off," he said. "Quietly, under the radar, in the ring, getting thrown around, and all the bumps and bruises that go with pro wrestling. And she hung in there, I'm very, very proud of her."

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson made his debut in the WWE in 1996 as Rocky Maivia. That night, ringside commentators declared his presence as the first third-generation superstar ever.

His father, who wrestled as Rocky Johnson, along with his grandfather, Peter Maivia, are considered legends in the world of professional wrestling.