We previously reported that former WWE Champion The Rock was a guest on a recent episode of Good Morning America and revealed his oldest daughter, 16-year-old Simone, is interested in a potential career as a wrestler for WWE. He even hinted that she has already begun to work towards that goal.
WWE caught up with “The People’s Champ” to get more information on the subject during a red carpet event for the premiere of his new film, Skyscraper, in New York. Rock said that he urged Simone to put in a ton of research into the business if this is truly what she wants to do. She has apparently followed through on those instructions and has been studying as well as having conversations with her father on the possible career switch.
Rock admitted it’s amazing to see that she wants to follow in his footsteps:
“I’m so proud of my daughter. She watched when I returned to WWE probably 5 years ago, when I became WWE Champion, had that great run with John Cena, back to back WrestleMania main events,” Rock said. “She instantly became hooked and became a fan. Not only that but the best part about that has been all the research and the studying that she does.
“I always tell her the ring will always be there, literally the 23 foot x 23 foot ring, the squared circle, will always be there. Your job is to make sure you understand the business of professional wrestling. Top to bottom, 360 degrees. Know everybody’s job from promo all the way down to wrestler, everything.
“Having that mindset has been great, all the studying she’s been doing, all the conversations we’ve been having. I never would have imagined that and it’s such a cool, cool thing. I have 3 daughters. I have her, who is 16, a 2.5 year old and a 3 month old, so who knows what might happen. It’s so cool though, when your child wants to follow in your footsteps. It’s just dope, I love it.”
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