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Dwayne Johnson’s daughter sent death threats over dad’s controversial WWE return
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Dwayne Johnson’s daughter sent death threats over dad’s controversial WWE return

The WWE star has hit back at people directing their anger towards her

WWE star Ava has hit back at comments she's faced as a result of dad Dwayne Johnson returning to the ring.

On Friday's (February 2) episode of World Wrestling Entertainment's (WWE) SmackDown, Dwayne Johnson a.k.a 'The Rock' made his full return to the wrestling world.

However, not all WWE fans were happy and some even allegedly decided to take their anger out on fellow WWE star and Johnson's daughter Ava - real name Simone Garcia Johnson.

After around a decade out of the WWE ring, Johnson made his grand return last week, taking over from Cody Rhodes to take on Roman Reigns.

Johnson's takeover would appear to signify he's set to go head-to-head with Reigns in early April to for the annual WrestleMania 40 event.

However, in clips posted to social media, Johnson can be seen being booed by audience members at Friday's live event. Many social media users have also flocked to their keyboards to weigh in on Johnson's return.

One user said: "Dwayne Johnson’s Hollywood career was going stagnant so he felt the need to politic his way back to WWE and take Cody’s Wrestlemania spot while having a position in TKO, owning the rights to his name and etc. You can’t make this s**t up."

The last time Johnson fought in the WWE ring was against John Cena around 10 years ago.
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"Remember when Dwayne Johnson campaigned for a decade to play Black Adam and then fought against any potential Shazam showdown because he wanted to face Superman and everyone hated it? He’s doing the same thing in the WWE right now," another added.

The hashtag #WeWantCody even ended up trending worldwide on X - formerly known as Twitter.

And it's not just The Rock who's been feeling the heat either, with his daughter Ava having spoken out about the backlash she's also received.

Johnson's daughter Simone is a WWE star herself.
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Ava took to her X profile to speak out yesterday (5 February).

She wrote: "Can ya’ll just leave me out of this ffs i’m busy running a SHOW."

In a follow-up tweet she added: "Death threats over a situation i have nothing to do with … bffr."

And Christopher James Dijak - who goes by Dijak - even weighed in on the drama too, taking to his page to note: "I’m not talking about my stuff because honestly I couldn’t care less, but if you’re going to hijack a comments section in support of Cody maybe stick to the relevant ones because flooding the posts about young excited NXT talents just sends the wrong message."

UNILAD has contacted Dwayne Johnson's representatives for comment.

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Topics: Dwayne Johnson, Celebrity, Parenting, WWE, Sport, Film and TV, Entertainment, US News