Dwayne Johnson Is "Very Proud" After His Daughter Simone Signs Historic Deal With WWE
Dwayne Johnson's daughter Simone has made history in signing a contract with the WWE. Get the details and hear the reaction of "The Rock" himself below.
The Johnson family's wrestling tradition will carry into another generation!
Actor and longtime wrestling star Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson appeared on Friday's episode of Jimmy Fallon's The Tonight Show: At Home Edition, where he revealed the big news.
During the interview, Johnson confirmed that his daughter, Simone Johnson, just signed a deal with the WWE. In doing so, Simone, 18, set a new record as the youngest-ever wrestler to secure a contract with the organization.
"She signed her contract with the WWE and you know it blows my mind," the proud father told Fallon.
Dwayne Johnson talks daughter Simone's WWE deal
"First of all, what an honor that my daughter wants to follow in my footsteps but more importantly—follow in my footsteps sounds cliché—but she actually wants to create and blaze her own path, which is so important," Johnson said.
He went on to confirm that Simone is "the youngest signee in the history of the company," at 18 years of age.
"She's 18 now. At 16 she was working her ass off quietly under the radar, in the ring getting thrown around. You know, all the bumps and bruises that go with pro wrestling," he told Fallon.
"But she hung in there, and I'm very very proud of her."
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Dwayne Johnson's family continues wrestling tradition
Johnson had Simone with his first wife, Dany Garcia, in 2001.
In joining the WWE, Simone will actually follow in the footsteps of three prior generations, seeing as her father, Dwayne, and his father Rocky (who passed away earlier in 2020) were both professional wrestlers. Rocky Johnson's father in-law (Simone's great-grandfather) was also the wrestler Peter Maivia.
Watch the full clip with Dwayne Johnson discussing his daughter's impressive accomplishment below!