’s daughter Simone made history this weekend as she became the first ever fourth generation star in .
The 20-year-old star – who is and calling herself The Final Girl – made her live event debut on Saturday night and cut what is said to be her first promo in front of a live crowd.
According to fans in attendance, Raine referred to herself as the Final Girl, and trash talked the rest of the NXT women’s roster.
The previous evening, she was seen scouting talent – and the competition – during a women’s match.
She is yet to appear on television, but it seems like it’s only a matter of time as she was recently backstage at NXT 2.0 with pictures shared on Twitter in an interview area showing off her new black and red hairstyle.
She follows in the footsteps of dad Dwayne, grandfather ‘Soulman’ Rocky Johnson and great-grandfather ‘High Chief’ Peter Maivia, making her the first fourth generation performer in WWE’s illustrious history.
, and she previously hit out at people criticising her name change for moving away from her family’s rich history in the business.
‘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,’ she argued. ‘A name doesn’t discredit any prior accomplishments from any family.’
She added: ‘I could build my entire career around my father & people would still bash me anyway.’
Simone has had a tough time in the business so far, with, but now she seems poised for her moment in the spotlight.
After putting pen to paper, she said at the time: ‘It means the world to me. To know that my family has such a personal connection to wrestling is really special to me and I feel grateful to have the opportunity, not only to wrestle, but to carry on that legacy.’
Meanwhile, dad Dwayne voiced his pride when his daughter signed with WWE, which put her on the path to being the company’s first ever fourth generation performer.
He wrote at the time: ‘Dreams ain’t just for dreamers. Congrats to my #1 born, Simone Johnson on officially signing her wrestling contract with @wwe @wwenxt and on her way to becoming the first ever 4th generation WWE athlete.
‘Carry our family name proudly, but your road will always be yours to create, earn & own. So proud. Live your dream. Let’s work.’