Peyton Royce reveals she came up with the break-up of The IIconics. The former Women’s Tag Team Champions were released after Wrestlemania 37.
Cassie Lee and Jessica McKay, known as Peyton Royce and Billie Kay to WWE fans, joined NXT together as The IIconic Duo. They were renamed ‘The IIconics’ upon their main roster debut. The two were very entertaining together and even won the Women’s Tag Team Championships at Wrestlemania 35. A couple of years later however, the two are no longer together with the promotion.
The beginning of the end for them came when the two split last year. However, their solo careers did not go the way they desired and they were eventually released by the WWE. In a recent appearance on Insight with Chris Van Vilet, Peyton Royce surprising revealed that she may have played a part in the team splitting up.
Peyton Royce reveals she came up with the break-up of The IIconics
“I don’t think I’ve ever told anyone this, I hope Jess isn’t upset with me saying this. I wanted to go single. There were things I wanted to take off my bucket list as a singles competitor. I vocalized that to Jess in January last year. But I didn’t do anything about it. I told her where I was at. I didn’t go and try and get us broken up or something like that. This was in the PC era, and Jess was out for a week. I had this random singles match. I don’t even remember who it was against. Vince loved it.”
“He said, ‘You’re so good. What are we doing?’ I said to him, ‘If it is possible in the future plans, and I’m not saying right now, but in the future, I would like to see what I can do on my own. I’m so comfortable with Jess. I feel like we can conquer the world together, but I want to see what I can do for myself.'”
“So many people said, ‘That was so stupid for them to break you up. Why did they break you up? You were so good together.’ I feel like it’s my fault because I wanted to push myself and see what I was capable of. That might have been the worst decision that I made.”
— Cassie Lee (@CassieLee) August 3, 2021
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