Dwayne Johnson couldn't be happier about his 18-year-old daughter continuing the family legacy.
While speaking to Jimmy Fallon, Dwayne, who had a long career in professional wrestling before becoming a Hollywood stud, beamed while speaking about his daughter Simone Alexandra joining his former employer.
"She signed her contract with the WWE and you know it blows my mind," he said. "First of all, what an honor that my daughter wants to follow in my footsteps but more importantly — follow in my footsteps sounds cliché — but she actually wants to create and blaze her own path, which is so important."
The Rock, as he was known in WWE, is a third generation professional wrestler — both his father and grandfather were legends in the WWE.
Simone is "the youngest signee in the history of the company" and has been quietly honing her wrestling skills since she was 16, her dad said.
"She hung in there, and I'm very very proud of her," The Rock said.
In February, Simone posted a photo from the WWE's performance center.
"To the little girl who fell in love with wrestling & said 'this will be my life one day', this is for you," she wrote on Instagram. "I'm humbled, grateful & ready to work. Let's do this."
Simone is now the first fourth-generation superstar in WWE history.
"Simone Johnson's unbridled passion and incredible drive has earned her a coveted spot training with the elite athletes from around the world at the WWE Performance Center," WWE executive vice president Paul "Triple H" Levesque said when she signed in February. "Not only does Simone now have an opportunity to cultivate and display her passion for WWE within the Performance Center, but she'll carry on the tradition of her incredible family lineage while creating her own impact as WWE's first fourth-generation Superstar."
On International Women's Day in March, Dwayne posted an image with Simone looking out over Wrestlemania, the company's biggest annual event.
"Respect the ground you walk, protect the name you carry and blaze your own @wwenxt @wwe path," he captioned the photo. "Proud of you and as you go down the road, I'll always have your back."