The Rock’s 17-year-old daughter, Simone Johnson, has been training at the WWE Performance Center in Florida for the past few months, according to Pro Wrestling Sheet. She’s been training part time for now, mainly doing occasional sessions with trainers, but reportedly may be starting more serious training in the near future.
Simone just turned 17 last month and is still in high school. In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter last year, she said that she wanted to pursue wrestling after graduating from college: “I plan to study business in college — NYU, hopefully — and after graduating, I want to pursue wrestling and eventually transition into talent management.”
Zelina Vega also talked about Simone on a recent episode of Chasing Glory With Lilian Garcia, saying, “[The Rock’s] daughter Simone and I have become so close. She’s training now at the Performance Center. And to be a part of that, she’s like, ‘I want you to be there. I want to learn from you. I knew that I wanted to start wrestling for sure when I saw you at Raw doing the movie (Fighting With My Family).’ I was like, dude, that’s The Rock’s daughter telling me this?”