The Rock comments on his daughter Ava Raine’s WWE NXT promo and ring name

As previously noted, video footage surfaced of The Rock’s daughter Ava Raine (Simone Johnson) cutting a promo at a WWE NXT live event.

During an appearance on The Jimmy Kimmel Show, The Rock talked about her promo…

“Very proud of her. So Simone Johnson, my oldest daughter, daughter I have with Dany, she made her debut in WWE, their smaller federation, NXT. So she did so good. She went out there on the microphone. You gotta be poised when you go out there, and she has a cool wrestling name. It’s Ava Raine.”

“What she wanted to do, what she wanted to be called, ultimately what the powers that be want her to be called as well. She’s the first fourth-generation of pro wrestler in WWE. I always like to say that name, Ava Raine, can mean a lot of things. But to me, in my mind, it means she’s gonna lay the SmackDown on candy asses.” (quotes courtesy of