Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson’s daughter signed to WWE

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson's daughter Simone has officially confirmed that she is following in her legendary dad's footsteps and throwing herself into the world of WWE.

The WWE Performance Centre has now confirmed that Simone, 18, has "reported to begin training," and it is believed it's only a matter of time until she steps into the famous ring.

Simone is set to become the latest Johnson to take part in WWE, with several relatives also forging a name for themselves in the sport.

Her famous dad, Dwayne AKA The Rock is possibly one of the sports most famous faces and competed for eight years before turning to acting.

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Dwayne's dad, Rocky, was also a huge name in WWE and alongside his partner, Tony Atlas became the first black champions in WWE history when they bagged the top spot in the World Tag Team Championship in 1983.

Peter Mavia, Simone's great-grandad was also a professional wrestler in the 1970s, nicknamed High Chief.

18-year-old Simone has released a statement regarding her involvement in WWE, saying: "It means the world to me. To know that my family has such a personal connection to wrestling is really special to me,

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"And I feel grateful to have the opportunity, not only to wrestle but to carry on that legacy."

Executive Vice President of Talent, Live Events and Creative – Triple H said: "Simone Johnson's unbridled passion and incredible drive has earned her a coveted spot training with the elite athletes from around the world at the WWE Performance Center.

"Not only does Simone now have an opportunity to cultivate and display her passion for WWE within the Performance Center, but she'll carry on the tradition of her incredible family lineage while creating her own impact as WWE's first fourth-generation superstar."

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The star revealed her ambitions to forge a wrestling career echoing her dads back in 2017.

She said: "It's a sport that is unlike anything else in the world.

"There's just a certain amount of passion that every move and match requires, and that's so admirable. It's definitely something I've thought about and want to pursue."

However, she doesn't want to follow her father entirely as she ruled out an acting career saying: "I want to pursue wrestling."

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