Simone Johnson reveals that her father, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has trained at the WWE Performance Center alongside her.
During her exclusive interview with Cathy Kelley, Simone Johnson talks about getting the opportunity to share the ring with her father for one day and the advice that he's given her at the infancy of her squared-circle career.
“He came down to the performance center for a day. It was great because he got to see everyone here and he got to see kind of how our culture is here, And then obviously, I love spending time with them. But to be able to train with him and do something that I know we both love was great.” Simone began. “He's told me always just to be authentic to myself and remember the importance of connecting with the audience.”
Simone would go on to detail what she loves about the Performance Center experience as a whole, crediting the wealth of knowledge available.
"I think what I loved the most about the performance center is that we get to learn from some of the best coaches in the world, but we also get to learn so much from each other," Simone continued. "I think that's something that's really special. Everyone here is so driven and wrestling is a very individual sport. But here I feel like in a way we all are a team because we are all trying to better the company and also better ourselves."
Simone also talked about her relationship with Triple H. Once one of her father's greatest rivals, Triple H is now the leader of NXT and the founder of the performance center and Simone says that Triple H is always wishing her the best.
“Triple H has always been so supportive and encouraging, and that's really something that means the world to me. And every time I see him, he just as always wishing me the best and to have this support means everything.”
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