Being a #GirlDad
Following the tragic death of Kobe Bryant and his daughter, GiGi, the hashtag #GirlDad really took off. It celebrated Kobe and his relationship with all of his daughters, especially GiGi, who passed away in the helicopter with him. The hashtag also celebrates all dad and daughter relationships. Kobe has always been vocal about his support for his daughters, dismissing the idea a boy had to carry on his legacy.
Gigi was ready to follow in Kobe’s footsteps by dreaming of playing college basketball at UCONN and then professionally in the WNBA. Only a few weeks before the tragedy, Kobe and Gigi were sitting courtside at a Lakers game where Kobe was pointing out certain highlights of the game.
The Rock is a fellow #GirlDad and is definitely feeling similar to the way Kobe felt knowing his daughter would follow him and his legacy.
The Rock’s Legacy Will Continue
Simone Johnson mentioned that signing with WWE means the world to her and that it’s so special to her because her family has a strong personal connection to wrestling. She mentions that she is grateful for the opportunity — not only to wrestle professionally but also to carry on the legacy of her family.
Aside from her dad, Simone’s grandfather and great-grandfather — “High Chief” Peter Maivia — have all wrestled professionally. Simone is now the first-ever fourth-generation wrestler in WWE history.
Simone posted a picture on her Instagram, announcing the big news wearing a WWE t-shirt, and The Rock has yet to comment on the news publicly.