Footage has emerged of Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson's daughter performing her first ever promo in professional wrestling as she looks to follow in her father's footsteps. Watch the video below:
Simone Johnson, who wrestles under the name Ava Raine, made her pro debut at a WWE NXT event in Orlando, Florida on Saturday.
The event was headlined by Bron Breakker, who successfully defended his NXT Championship belt against Tony D'Angelo.
But it was Johnson, 20, who stole the show with her introductory speech, referring to herself as 'The Final Girl'.
"If you are wondering what kind of superstar I will be? Ava Raine is the embodiment of NXT 2.0," she told the crowd.
"I am something fresh, I am something new and I am something that all of you have been craving.
"I don't need to come out here and say that I'm daddy's little rich girl and come and wrestle with a pillow, or flip around the ring on a skateboard."
She ended her speech by saying: "I am Ava Raine and I am The Final Girl."
Johnson has trained at the WWE's performance centre in Florida since 2018.
She official joined the WWE's developmental roster in 2020 but her debut was pushed back after she was forced to undergo knee surgery.
She has now overcome that injury and fans have reacted positively to her first appearance in the ring.
"She sounded great! Very confident," wrote one fan on Twitter.
great on the mic just like her father— Steven.W.Guerin (@stevenWguerin1) July 14, 2022
Okay! My thoughts on her promo so far. What she was saying is not to bad at all actually. Pretty good. BUT! I feel she needs to bring up the intensity A LOT! If she keeps talking with that paste and tone, she will be boring! In my opinion so far she’s alright. FOR NOW!— TheWrestleGuy23 (@TheWrestleGuy23) July 14, 2022
She sounds like The Rock!!!! 😄😄😄😄😄— Jay Thompson (@JayThom2000) July 14, 2022
"Great on the mic just like her father," added another.
After calling out the majority of the NXT's female roster, Johnson is expected to compete in her first match at an upcoming event soon.
And if she's anything like her father, it will certainly be worth a watch.
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