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Simone Johnson appears, cuts promo at NXT house show

Simone Johnson, under her new name Ava Raine, cut a live promo during tonight’s NXT house show.

Raine cut a promo at tonight’s show in Orlando and referred to herself as “The Final Girl”, which can also be seen in her Twitter profile. She also appeared during the Friday house show in Citrus Springs, Florida.

Johnson, 20, joined the WWE Performance Center back in 2020. She is the daughter of Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson. In September of 2020, she wrote on Twitter that she was undergoing her third knee surgery. In May, she changed her account name to Ava Raine, which WWE filed a trademark for on May 13.

Top matches from tonight’s house show had The Creed Brothers retain the NXT Tag Team titles over Joe Gacy and a member of the Dyad, Mandy Rose retaining the NXT Women’s title over Ivy Nile after interference from the rest of Toxic Attraction, and Bron Breakker retaining the NXT Championship over Tony D’Angelo.