Dwayne Johnson's daughter Simone joins the WWE

“It means the world to me," 18-year-old Simone Johnson said.

February 11, 2020, 9:39 AM

Can you smell what Simone Johnson is cooking? If not, you will soon.

On Monday, the WWE Network announced that the 18-year-old daughter of retired pro-wrestler turned movie star Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has started training to become the next superstar.

"It means the world to me," she said in a statement. "To know that my family has such a personal connection to wrestling is really special to me and I feel grateful to have the opportunity, not only to wrestle, but to carry on that legacy."

Johnson's new career has her following in the footsteps of not only her father, but her grandfather, Rocky Johnson, and her great-grandfather, "High Chief" Peter Maivia -- all of whom are in the Hall of Fame.

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Her cousin, Nia Jax, is also a WWE star. So, needless to say, it's in her blood.

The news comes as the first slate of programming and presenters for Athleticon -- created by Simone’s dad and Dany Garcia -- was announced. The event, focused on athletics, wellness and entertainment, and will be held in Atlanta Oct. 10-11., “will allow real people, with real lives, to celebrate movement and competition, to enrich themselves and loved ones and experience the joy of life and community,” according to a release.

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