Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s oldest child, Simone Johnson, has formally joined WWE. The 21-year-old Johnson made her WWE television debut on Tuesday night under the ring moniker “Ava Raine.” She made an appearance on WWE’s developmental network NXT when it was made known that she was the newest recruit to the Schism, a cult-like group headed by Joe Gacy.
Johnson joins Gacy, Rip Fowler, and Jagger Reid as the group’s fourth members. The first fourth-generation wrestler in the annals of the WWE is Johnson. Her great-grandfather Peter Maivia and her grandfather Rocky Johnson are also renowned professional wrestlers.
One of the first female promoters of wrestling was her great-grandmother Lia Maivia. Johnson joined WWE in February 2020, and the business declared that he had started working out at the WWE Performance Center.
She experienced a setback in September of that year when she required knee surgery. Johnson had undergone knee surgery three times. At a non-televised NXT event in July, Johnson cut her first professional promo before making her broadcast debut.
After that promo, Dwayne Johnson told Entertainment Tonight that he was “very, very proud” of Simone.” She’s created history by becoming the first wrestler from a fourth generation in WWE. She makes me very, very proud,” he remarked. Her independence is intense.
— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) October 27, 2022
Making her way, blazing her path, and leaving no trace is crucial for her. I appreciate that she doesn’t come to me with high expectations. And I’m here to observe and assist. Dany Garcia, the XFL’s chairwoman and mother of Simone, tweeted on Tuesday in support of her daughter’s NXT debut.