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The Rock’s Daughter Just Became The Youngest Person In History To Sign With WWE

Congratulations to the Johnson family's fourth-generation wrestler!

Simone Garcia Johnson comes from a long line of professional wrestlers. Her dad is WWE  superstar Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, who followed in the footsteps of his own father, Rocky “Soul Man” Johnson, also a WWE legend. Her great-grandfather, High Chief Peter Maivia of Samoa, started the family tradition, dominating the sport in the South Pacific before coming to the United States and joining the WWE in the 1970s.

Now, the 18-year-old descendant of wrestling royalty has become the youngest person in history to sign with the WWE.

She’s been training since the age of 16, and on May 15, The Rock shared the good news about her history-making contract during a virtual appearance on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”

“First of all, what an honor that my daughter wants to follow in my footsteps — but more importantly, ‘follow in my footsteps’ sounds cliche, but she actually wants to create and blaze her own path, which is just so important,” the proud dad told the host of his daughter.

“And she wound up being the youngest signee in the history of the company.”

The WWE actually announced that Simone signed with the organization back on Feb. 10, and Simone took to Instagram to share the news: