Following in the footsteps of her father, who is a ten-time WWE champion, Simone is poised to continue the family legacy in professional wrestling.
Having signed with the WWE in 2020, Simone goes by the name Ava Raine and has so far been an instigator for NXT stable Schism, which includes Jagger Reid, Joe Gacy, and Rip Fowler.
The group has had a heated feud with Chase University and its members, Andre Chase, Duke Hudson, and Thea Hail.
Now, an eight-person match has been booked for the Stand & Deliver event, where Simone’s anticipated in-ring debut is set to take place.
Ava Raine to step into the ring for the first time at Stand & Deliver
The match will feature Tyler Bate on the side of Chase University, and Simone took to Twitter to express her excitement, saying, “Better savor what you have left of that university. See you at stand & deliver.”
The Rock, who joined his dad and grandfather in the business, has previously expressed his pride in Simone for pursuing a career in professional wrestling.
On The Tonight Show, he shared, “She signed her contract with the WWE, and you know it blows my mind. First of all, what an honor that my daughter wants to follow in my footsteps. But more importantly, follow in my footsteps sounds cliché, but she actually wants to create and blaze her path, which is so important.”
While The Rock remains retired since his last WWE match in 2016 at WrestleMania 32, fans are excited to see Simone’s debut and witness the next generation of the Johnson family’s legacy in the world of professional wrestling.