Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s daughter doesn’t fight with her family name, but for what it’s worth, her dad thinks her new name is pretty cool.
the WWE legend made it clear that he thought ‘she did so well’ on her debut, with Raine seemingly hinting at what her nickname might be when she starts appearing on TV, as she s called “The Final Girl” throughout her promo.
“She went there on the mic, you gotta be ready when you go,” the WWE legend told the crowd during an appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel live.“She has a cool wrestling name, it’s Ava Raine.”
Raine, real name Simone Johnson, had never appeared in front of a crowd quite like this, but she proved to be memorable as “The Final Girl.” and just like her father, she was later renamed. The Rock – who was originally known as Rocky Maivia in WWE – admitted that a wrestling name “comes from all walks of life”.
“It’s probably a mix,” he explained, referring to Simone’s new nickname. “What she wanted to do, what she wanted to be called, ultimately what the powers that be want her to be called as well. It’s really cool.”
Raine is making history right now for WWE as she is set to become the first-ever fourth-generation professional wrestler for the company, and the Hollywood star appears to be extremely proud.
“I always like to say the name Ava Raine can mean a lot of things,” he said, “but to me, in my mind, that means she’s gonna put the SmackDown on candy asses .”
Raine has yet to officially make her in-ring debut for the company, nor has she competed on “WWE NXT 2.0” television, which is largely due to the injury issues she has. suffered, but this is expected to happen at some stage in the near future.
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