Simone Johnson is a chip off the old block – to some degree.
The daughter of wrestling legend Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson – who signed a deal with WWE in 2020but her debut was delayed due to a knee injury – announced on Sunday that she would be known in the ring as Ava Raine when she changed her name on Twitter.
Yet when she announced her new WWE alter ego, wrestling fans on Twitter were disappointed that “The Rock’s” daughter didn’t go by “The Pebble.”
And just like a real pro wrestler, Simone Johnson quickly fired back by retweeting someone making the pretty obvious joke.
Simone Johnson then doubled down on the joke fatigue by posting a Google search for different types of rock. She captioned the image with “nothing in this category please xx”.
But, when Twitter users continued to push back, Simone Johnson climbed the ropes and slammed the criticism.
“I probably sound like a broken record and hope this is the last time I mention it, but I don’t understand why people being shown as individuals separate from their family name is a hot topic. so hot,” she tweeted. “A name does not discredit any of a family’s previous accomplishments.”
In a follow-up tweet, she added that she “could build my whole career around my dad and people would still hit me.”
The 20-year-old is a fourth generation wrestler. Her father was a 10-time WWE World Champion before focusing on acting. His grandfather Rocky Johnson and his great-grandfather Peter “High Chief” Maivia are members of the WWE Hall of Fame.
Considering this – and that Simone Johnson decided to launch Ava Raine’s name with a GIF of Nancy Downs of Fairuza Balk from 1996’s “The Craft” and used a photo of Nancy for the banner on her account – we would advise enemies to retreat as quickly as possible.