Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s daughter, Simone Johnson (Ava Raine), made her WWE NXT live event debut earlier this month by scouting talent and then cut her first promo the following night and called herself "The Final Girl."
While appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Wednesday night, The Rock discussed Simone's pro wrestling career. The former WWE Champion previously told Entertainment Tonight that he's "very proud" of Simone for making history as she is WWE's first fourth-generation wrestler.
"Yes, very proud of her, The Rock said during his appearance on the talk show. "Simone Johnson, my oldest daughter, the daughter I have with Dany [Garcia], she made her debut in WWE, their smaller federation, NXT. So she did so good. She went out there on the microphone. You've gotta be poised when you go out there. She has a cool wrestling name. It's Ava Raine.”
The Rock was asked how someone creates a ring name.
It comes from all different areas. Usually, it's probably a mix. What she wanted to do, what she wanted to be called. Ultimately, what the powers that be want her to be called to as well. She's the first fourth generation of pro wrestlers in WWE. I always like to say that name Ava Raine could mean a lot of things, but to me in my mind, it means she's going to lay the smackdown on candy asses."
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