Ava Raine, also known as The Rock’s daughter Simone Johnson, has been training at WWE’s Performance Center since May 2020. She had an injury setback, but the fourth-generation pro wrestler is back at it. She also took fans by surprise fans with her debut promo at a WWE NXT 2.0 live event in Orlando.

During the promo, Johnson referred to herself as “The Final Girl,” and she also put up the name on her Twitter page. She previously appeared at a Friday house show in Citrus Springs, Florida, where she was scouting talent. 

Johnson had to undergo a third knee operation in September of that year. She stated that her WWE ring name was Ava Raine in May, and WWE registered a trademark for it on May 13th. So far she hasn’t had an official match yet.

Many of her supporters believed she should use the Johnson name. WWE has a rule in place prohibiting the use of wrestlers’ full or partial actual names because they wish to own the trademark rights to the ring names. That way, a wrestler can’t venture out into another company and use that name.

Raine actually received criticism for ditching her family name and adopting the ring moniker Ava Raine. She said at the time, “I probably sound like a broken record and 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.”

We’ll have to wait and she what she can do in the ring. If she performs even half as well as her father, she will be spectacular. Stay tuned to Thirsty for more updates!

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