You’d assume in the event you’re seeking to change into a WWE famous person and Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson is actually your dad, you may need a number of questions.
Nonetheless, it appears like Simone Johnson – now going by the ring name Ava Raine – is seeking to forge her personal path after not too long ago making historical past by formally changing into the primary fourth era wrestler within the firm’s historical past.
The 20-year-old star is slowly however absolutely rising up the ranks in WWE and made her first ever appearance last weekend at a dwell occasion when she minimize her first promo in entrance of a dwell crowd.
Reflecting on his daughter following in his footsteps, Dwayne instructed Leisure Tonight: ‘She is fiercely unbiased.
‘It’s crucial for her to make her personal method. Blaze her personal path. Blaze her personal path. She doesn’t come to me wanting for lots which I respect that. And I’m right here watching and supporting.’
The previous world champion additionally voiced his satisfaction after she took a significant stride in her early WWE profession.
‘She’s fourth, [generation],’ The Rock added, referencing his own father Rocky Johnson and grandfather Peter Maivia. ‘She’s made historical past. Very, very happy with her.’
The rising star – who is asking herself The Remaining Girl – made her dwell occasion debut on Saturday evening, and trash talked the NXT girls’s roster as she made an actual assertion.
The earlier night, she was seen scouting expertise – and the competitors – throughout a girls’s match.
She is but to look on tv, but it surely looks as if it’s solely a matter of time as she was not too long ago backstage at NXT 2.zero with photos shared on Twitter in an interview space displaying off her new black and crimson coiffure.
Simone has had a troublesome time within the wrestling world up to now, with three knee surgeries since signing for WWE in 2020, however now she appears poised for her second within the highlight.
Displaying her confidence, she not too long ago hit out at folks criticising her identify change as she moved away from her household’s wealthy historical past within the enterprise and regarded to forge her personal path as Ava Raine.
‘I in all probability sound like a damaged document and hopefully that is the final I’ll point out this, however I don’t perceive why folks being portrayed as separate people from their household identify is such a heated matter,’ she argued. ‘A reputation doesn’t discredit any prior accomplishments from any household.’
She added: ‘I might construct my total profession round my father & folks would nonetheless bash me anyway.’
One thing tells us she’ll be simply superb.
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