The WWE Network announced that the 18-year-old has already started training at the WWE Performance Centre in Orlando, Florida, to become the first “fourth-generation superstar” in WWE history.
“Simone Johnson’s unbridled passion and incredible drive have earned her a coveted spot training with the elite athletes from around the world at the WWE Performance Centre,” said Paul “Triple H” Levesque, executive vice president. “Not only does Simone now have an opportunity to cultivate and display her passion for WWE within the Performance Centre, but she’ll carry on the tradition of her incredible family lineage while creating her own impact as WWE’s first fourth-generation Superstar.”
Johnson also shared the news on Instagram, where she captioned a photo of herself wearing a WWE shirt: “To the little girl who fell in love with wrestling and said: ‘This will be my life one day,’ this is for you. “I’m humbled, grateful and ready to work. Let’s do this.” Johnson’s great-grandfather Peter Maivia and her grandfather Rocky “Soul Man” Johnson were both WWE Hall-of-Famers while her father also started his career as a WWE wrestler before transitioning to acting.