WWE signed The Rock’s daughter Simone Johnson to a developmental deal and she is currently in the NXT program at the WWE Performance Center. She’s been working very hard to improve her skills and that paid off in a big way.

During Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer discussed the recent WWE releases. He revealed that Skylar Storie’s release was as bit of a surprise considering how much she has improved. Storie was the second-most improved when it came to squats, but The Rock’s daughter holds the top spot on that list.

“Brandi Lauren [Skylar Storie], who actually, she’s only been with the company since October. She was, I think she was second when it came to most improved in squats, I mean I saw the listing from January to May. They must have been happy in terms of her taking training seriously.”

“Number one, by the way was Simone Johnson, the daughter of Dwayne. So, when you are most improved when it comes to lifting it does say that you’ve been working hard, which is a good thing. You know, it’s always viewed as a good thing. For someone who was just signed, I’m not sure what the story is there.”


Simone Johnson suffered a knee injury and she is currently on the mend. That hurdle will not stop her drive to follow in her father’s footsteps at all. Odds are she will continue topping impressive lists as she progresses in the company.

WWE also released Drake Wuertz, Jake Clemons, Jessamyn Duke, Vanessa Borne, Ezra Judge, Kavita Devi, and Alexander Wolfe. Some of those releases were surprising, but others, like Wuertz, didn’t shock many backstage.

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