WWE star Dwayne 'THE ROCK' Johnson says it's a proud moment for him to see his daughter Simone following in his footsteps and join the World Wrestling Entertainment.
The Rock, who had a long career in the professional wrestling before joining Hollywood, said Simone, 18, will be the youngest signee in the history of WWE network.
She signed her contract with the WWE, it just blows my mind, The Rock said Jimmy Fallon via video chat on The Tonight Show.
First of all, I want to say that it is an honour for me that my daughter wants to follow in my footsteps. But more importantly, follow in my footsteps sounds clich, but actually she wants to blaze her own path, which is just so important. She would up being the youngest signee in the history of the company, by the way, he added.
Dwayne, who shares Simone with former spouse Dany Garcia, said his daughter started training at the age of 16.
She was working her a** off. Quietly, under the radar, in the ring, getting thrown around, and all the bumps and bruises that go with pro wrestling. And she hung in there that makes me proud of her.
World Wrestling Entertainment had already announced in February that Simone Alexandra Johnson has officially signed with the company.
She is the fourth generation from her family to join global wrestling network. Her father, under the name The Rock, was a 10 time world champion, while her late grandfather, Rocky Johnson,and her great grandfather, High Chief Peter Maivia, were bothinducted into the Hall of Fame.