As we’ve noted, The Rock’s daughter, Simone Johnson, has signed with WWE. Johnson will be working as a developmental talent at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida.
On a recent episode of WWE Backstage, the likes of CM Punk and 2020 Women’s Royal Rumble winner Charlotte Flair discussed Johnson’s signing with WWE. Punk pointed out that Johnson can relate a lot to Flair, being the daughter of a living legend in the professional wrestling world.
“The only person I think Simone Johnson can relate to is you,” Punk said to Flair. “Somebody who is the daughter of a living legend, that comes in, now she’s signed to NXT, and I think you could be a tremendous help to her. So, if you had any advice to her, what would you say?”
Flair then offered up some advice to Johnson, who will no doubt always have her name linked to that of her father’s, just like Charlotte has with her’s, two-time WWE Hall Of Famer Ric Flair.
“It’s not easy,” Flair said. “A lot of people are gonna think it’s easy, and in some ways it is easier, like, you grew up around the business, people know your dad, they know your family.
“But there comes a lot of criticism and do I trust him?, do I trust her?, favoritism, not favoritism, is my dad coming too the how? It’s a lot, and you just have to block out the noise, and stay true to you, and you have to work twice as hard, and you can never take anything for granted.”
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