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 Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.
It was previously reported that Simone got new name ahead of her NXT debut. The Rock’s daughter will now be known as “Ava Raine” in WWE. Of course, the internet wrestling community has issues with WWE changing her name.
Simone took to Twitter on Sunday to respond to fan criticism regarding her name change. 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.
“i probably sound like a broken record & hopefully this is the last i’ll mention this but i don’t understand why people being portrayed as separate individuals from their family name is such a heated topic. a name doesn’t discredit any prior accomplishments from any family.”
WWE has yet to announce her in-ring debut. Simone had multiple surgeries in the past. She’s finally healthy and set to make a name for herself in a company that launched her father.
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