Simone Johnson, Daughter of Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson and Dany Garcia, Signs With WWE

Simone Johnson, the daughter of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Dany Garcia, has signed with the WWE and will report to the Performance Center full time.

WWE announced the news Monday after signing the 18-year-old to a contract. Johnson will look to become the first-ever fourth generation WWE superstar after her great grandfather "High Chief" Peter Maivia and grandfather Rocky Johnson -- both WWE Hall of Famers.

However, Johnson will follow her 10-time world champion father, whose popularity and electrifying charisma led the promotion to its greatest heights alongside "Stone Cold" Steve Austin, The Undertaker, D-Generation X and many more superstars of the "Attitude Era."

"It means the world to me," Johnson said in a press release. "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."

Garcia, a film producer whose credits include the two latest Jumanji films starring Dwayne Johnson, Hobbs & Shaw and the DC Comics property Shazam!, took to social media to voice her support of her daughter joining the WWE.

It’s been the blessing of my life to watch you grow @simoneGJohnson & while the legacy of the family may be your platform, your future will be uniquely yours to earn. Congrats my Love❤️on living your dream & welcome to @WWENXT @wwe!! #4thGenerationSuperstar

— Dany Garcia (@DanyGarciaCo) February 10, 2020
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"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 WWE Executive Vice President Paul "Triple H" Levesque. "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."

Johnson first began training at the Performance Center back in September 2018 on a part-time basis. She would periodically return with her famous father sometimes in tow to see her practice.

In August 2019, Levesque spoke on Simone being in the Performance Center: "All I'll say about Simone is she shares her entire family's passion for what we do. Incredibly so. She also shares her family's incredible worth ethic. It's awesome to see, to see that next generation. She's an extremely hard worker. If she wants this, there is nothing that will stop her."

Johnson will train with a diverse and growing group of talent, led by head coach Matt Bloom and assistant head coach Sara Amato.

"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."

WWE fans will hear from Johnson herself when she talks with Cathy Kelly for an exclusive interview this Wednesday at 3 p.m. EST, on the promotion's various digital platforms.