Simone Johnson is a chip off the outdated block — to a sure extent.
The daughter of the wrestling legend Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson — who signed a cope with WWE in 2020, however has had her debut delayed as a result of a knee injury — introduced Sunday that she could be recognized within the ring as Ava Raine when she modified her identify on Twitter.
Yet, when she introduced her new WWE alter ego, wrestling followers on Twitter have been disenchanted that the daughter of “The Rock” wasn’t going by “The Pebble.”
And identical to a real skilled wrestler, Simone Johnson, shortly fought again by retweeting somebody making the beautiful apparent joke.
Simone Johnson then doubled down on how drained the joke was by posting a Google search of several types of rocks. She captioned the picture with “nothing in this category please xx.”
But, when Twitter customers saved on pushing again, Simone Johnson climbed up on the ropes and body-slammed the criticism.
“I probably sound like a broken record & hopefully this is the last i’ll mention this but i don’t understand why people being portrayed as separate individuals from their family name is such a heated topic,” she tweeted. “A name doesn’t discredit any prior accomplishments from any family.”
In a follow-up tweet, she added that she “could build my entire career around my father & people would still bash me anyway.”
The 20-year-old is a fourth-generation wrestler. Her father was a 10-time WWE world champion earlier than turning his focus to performing. Her grandfather Rocky Johnson and great-grandfather Peter “High Chief” Maivia are WWE Hall of Famers.
Considering this — and that Simone Johnson determined to debut the identify Ava Raine with a GIF of Fairuza Balk’s Nancy Downs from 1996’s “The Craft,” and used a photograph of Nancy for the banner on her account — we’d advise haters to again off as shortly as doable.