The Rock's daughter is 'training' to become a WWE wrestler and fans love it
Sometimes children follow in their parents' footsteps. Will Smith's son, Jaden Smith, is a rapper, who dropped his first studio album, SYRE, last year. Ron Howard's daughter, Bryce Dallas Howard, is an actress, who you probably know best from the Jurassic World movies. And Stephen King's son, Joe Hill, is an author and comic book writer, who created the acclaimed Locke & Key series. As they say, the apple doesn't fall too far from the tree.
But here's some news I didn't see coming: Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has a 17-year-old daughter, Simone Garcia Johnson, and she's 'training' to become a WWE wrestler. Will she call herself The Rockette? The most electrifying woman in sports entertainment? The New People's Champion? I don't know, but if she joins the company, she would become fourth-generation talent. Dwayne Johnson's dad was professional wrestler Rocky Johnson, and his maternal grandfather was the wrestler "High Chief" Peter Maivia. Impressive!
In a recent episode of Lilian Garcia's Chasing Glory podcast, WWE star Zelina Vega revealed that she's become close with Simone. She said the teenager is training on a part-time basis at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida. Vega worked closely with The Rock while filming the movie Fighting With My Family, a comedy about the story of WWE wrestler Paige. After a shoot, Simone told Vega, "I knew I wanted to start wrestling for sure where I saw you at RAW doing the movie."
Last November, Simone revealed her wrestling ambitions in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter. She said, "It's a sport that is unlike anything else in the world. There's just a certain amount of passion that every move and match requires, and that's so admirable. It's definitely something I've thought about and want to pursue."
The Rock has become one of the biggest movie stars in the world, but Simone said she's not interested in acting. "As much as I love and admire the film industry, I don't see myself pursuing a career in it at the moment. I plan to study business in college — NYU, hopefully — and after graduating, I want to pursue wrestling and eventually transition into talent management."
Unfortunately, The Hollywood Reporter did not ask her the big questions on everyone's mind: Can she do an eyebrow arise like her father? Will her signature move be The People's Elbow? Will her catchphrase be "Do you smell what The Rock's daughter is cooking"? Way to drop the ball, THR. Real shoddy reporting.
Anyway, it will be interesting to see if Simone becomes a wrestling superstar like her father. Then maybe she'll transition into acting, and remake all of her father's movies. Then maybe she'll have children of her own, who become wrestler-entertainers, and the cycle will continue, generation after generation, eternally laying the smack down on our candy asses. Know your role and shut your mouth!