Ava Raine, The Rock's Daughter, Accuses WWE Star of Stalking

NXT drama escalates with unsettling social media incident.

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Ava Raine, The Rock's Daughter, Accuses WWE Star of Stalking
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Simone Johnson, popularly known as Ava Raine and daughter of wrestling legend The Rock, has recently found herself in an unsettling situation as the General Manager of NXT. Under her ring name Ava Raine, Johnson has become a recognizable figure in the NXT universe, but nothing prepared her for the discomfort she experienced due to the actions of fellow NXT superstar Tatum Paxley.

The controversy began when Paxley, who recently returned to NXT with a new persona that eerily resembles a stalker, targeted Johnson in a peculiar manner. Paxley uploaded a blurry, non-consensual photograph of Johnson on her social media account on X, catching Johnson completely off guard.

The NXT manager quickly responded to the invasion of privacy with a repost of the image, captioned, "What is wrong with you like actually?"

Ava Raine's Distress

The unsettling exchange didn't stop there. In the comment section of the post, Paxley chillingly replied, "I want to be close to you." This interaction is reminiscent of Paxley's previous storyline where she stalked Lyra Valkyria, initially promising to support her in becoming the NXT women’s champion.

However, Paxley's loyalty shifted abruptly after Valkyria lost the title to Roxanne Perez. Now, it appears Paxley's unsettling focus has shifted towards Johnson, possibly with similar ambitions tied to the NXT Championship currently held by Perez.

Meanwhile, Roxanne Perez, the reigning NXT Champion, has been making headlines for her achievements and aspirations outside of this controversy. After securing the title at the recent Stand & Deliver event by defeating Lyra Valkyria, Perez expressed her deep admiration for retired WWE star AJ Lee.

In a heartfelt interview, Perez shared how Lee has been an inspiration throughout her career, recounting a touching encounter with Lee when she was just twelve. Perez hopes for a dream match with Lee, emphasizing, "I can’t retire until I have a match against AJ Lee." As for the brewing situation between Paxley and Johnson, the NXT community is on edge.

Johnson's authority as General Manager and her well-known pedigree make her a central figure in NXT. The inappropriate actions of Paxley not only breach professional boundaries but also raise questions about her motives and future actions.

How this situation unfolds could have significant implications for both their careers and the dynamic within NXT. Where this leads and how it affects the NXT landscape remains a focal point for fans and insiders alike.

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