Daughter of The Rock faces backlashes on her WWE name. Simone Johnson will be making her WWE debut this year.
Over the weekend Simone officially confirmed that she had picked her WWE superstar name, Ava Raine. This announcement didn’t came without criticism. People online started calling out WWE for not giving her a name that indicated. The daughter of one of the biggest stars in the world or a member of the legendary Anoa’i family tree.
Raine took to Twitter to address the backlash, writing in a series of tweets on Saturday, “I probably sound like a broken record & hopefully this is the last I’ll mention this but I don’t understand why people being portrayed as separate individuals from their family name is such a heated topic. A name doesn’t discredit any prior accomplishments from any family. I could build my entire career around my father & people would still bash me anyway. & I’m not trying to ignore or undermine all the sweet comments & support I get 🌹 thank you guys.”
“Dreams ain’t just for dreamers,” Dwayne wrote back when Simone’s signing was announced. “Congrats to my #1 born, Simone Johnson on officially signing her wrestling contract with @wwe @wwenxt and on her way to becoming the first ever 4th generation WWE athlete. Carry our family name proudly, but your road will always be yours to create, earn & own.So proud. Live your dream. Let’s work.”