Brian Gewurtz is a former WWE writer who has spent a lot of time working with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson on the script, which he will use when cutting promos on TV. While The Rock isn’t nearly as active in the world of professional wrestling as he once was, his daughter, Simone Johnson, is currently training at the WWE Performance Center in hopes of one day becoming a star in the company. While the 21-year-old hasn’t made her TV debut yet, she has cut a promo at an “NXT” live event where she announced herself as Ava Raine and nicknamed herself “The Final Girl.”
“I collaborated with Dwayne A Ton, we always wrote our promos together,” Guertz said.Sportskeeda Wrestling“It’s not my place as a writer to tell [Simone], as in, ‘You are either going to use your real name or are going to use a new identity.’ It’s like, ‘What do you want to do? what does she want to do? What is he most comfortable with?’ … I can’t imagine the pressure to live and be a fourth generation star… It’s her world now. It is, you know, the playground to explore and build your personality. So, let me finally think, whatever decision she wants to make, she’s the right one… I’m really excited, you know, to see how she progresses and how she introduces herself.”
Simone was originally signed to WWE in 2020 and has been training at the Performance Center since then. The Samoan dynasty looms large in the wrestling community as his father is The Rock, his grandfather is Rocky Johnson, and great-grandfather is “High Chief” Peter Maivia. Simone is also related in some way to such stars as Roman Reigns, The Usos, Yokozuna and Rikishi.
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