Seiuli Dwayne Johnson's daughter follows father's footsteps
Like father like daughter. And so it is for Simone Johnson, the daughter of Samoa’s most famous Hollywood star, Seiuli Dwayne Johnson, who is following her father’s footsteps into the world of sports entertainment.
WWE.com reports that Simone is on her way to the WWE having signed up to train at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida.
Simone’s decision is naturally welcomed by her father, who is a 10-time world wrestling champion.
“It means the world to me,” Seiuli is quoted as saying. “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.”
According to W.W.E, 18-year-old Simone is on a path to become the first fourth-generation Superstar in WWE history, coming from a line of legends that includes her great-grandfather and grandfather, WWE Hall of Famers “High Chief” Peter Maivia and Rocky Johnson, and her father.
“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,” said Paul “Triple H” Levesque, Executive Vice President, Talent, Live Events & Creative.
“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.”
Head Coach Matt Bloom and Assistant Head Coach Sara Amato see a lot of potential.
“Simone knows she has a lot to learn,” said Bloom. “She’s hungry to learn and picks the coaches’ minds, and the veteran Superstars’, as well. She’s not going to rest on her laurels. It’s been a short time, but she’s been crushing it.”
“Simone is a wonderful girl,” Amato added. “She’s like a sponge, it’s pretty amazing. She knows what it takes to succeed and all the hard work and sacrifice that goes into it. I wouldn’t have expected anything less.”