Dwayne Johnson Reveals How Wrestling Saved His Relationship With Daughter Ava

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Before he was the biggest star in Hollywood, Dwayne Johnson became a household name performing as The Rock in WWE.

Now, his eldest daughter is following in his footsteps, becoming WWE’s fourth-generation performer under the name Ava in WWE NXT.

Ava, real name Simone Johnson, signed with the sports entertainment giant in 2020 and made her television debut in October of 2022 as part of the Joe Gacy-led Schism. On the most recent episode of NXT, Ava was attacked by Diamond Mine’s Ivy Nile as fellow Schism members Rip Fowler and Jagger Reid (otherwise known as The Dyad) faced off against Gallus in an attempt to become NXT Tag Team Champions.

“Pro Wrestling Has Been My Family’s Savior” – Dwayne Johnson

Life as a professional wrestler often means taking time away from one’s family and friends amidst a hectic travel schedule, and as one of WWE’s top names, Dwayne ‘The Rock‘ Johnson wasn’t always around while his daughter Simone was growing up.

Speaking in a new interview with The Pivot Podcast, The Rock opened up about his relationship with his daughter, noting that while they weren’t always close, wrestling has brought them together.

“I had so much sh*t going on. So, I like to say me and Simone grew up together. We had a relationship where I was always gone, but we tried to keep it together. Now years later as she becomes a pro wrestler, it’s actually brought us closer together.

“So, in a way, it’s helped save that relationship too. In many ways, pro wrestling has been my family’s savior.”

h/t F4WOnline