Last week, Ava Raine (Simone Johnson) appeared at an NXT live event in Orlando and delivered her debut in-ring promo.
In the promo Raine stated, “She’s something fresh, new star that NXT fans have been craving. She said she doesn’t need to come and be the rich girl like Tiffany Stratton, and doesn’t need to fight with a pillow like Wendy Choo, and doesn’t need to run around the ring on a skateboard like NXT Women’s Tag Team Champion Cora Jade, but she is a complete mystery and because of that, every else will all fall down.
Raine declared to end the promo, “I am Ava Raine and I am The Final Girl.”
On Wednesday evening her father Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson was a guest on the Jimmy Kimmel show with guest host Kerry Washington. During the Interview, Washington as Johnson about his daughter becoming a wrestler.
“So, Simone Johnson my oldest daughter I have with Dany [Garcia] she made her debut with WWE. Their smaller federation NXT, so she did so good she went out there on the microphone. You got to be poised when you go out there, she has a cool wrestling name. It’s Ava Raine,” said Johnson.
Washington would then ask how does one get their wrestling name?
“Well, it comes from all different areas. Usually, it’s a mix of what she wanted to do and what she wanted to be called. Ultimately what the powers that be want her to be called to… She’s the first fourth generation of pro wrestlers in WWE. I always like to say that the name Ava Raine could mean a lot of things, but to me, it means she’s going to lay ‘The Smackdown’ on candy asses when she goes.”
Speaking of Johnson Kevin Hart revealed that his favorite song to workout is “It’s Raining Men,” according to cinemablend.com.