Peyton Royce Earmarked For Singles Push
After 5 years together in WWE, Billie Kay and Peyton Royce are going their separate ways.
WWE broke up the IIconics during Monday’s edition of RAW, the pair lost a match against The Riott Squad, with a stipulation that whatever team loses “is no more”.
The reason behind the split was something to give Peyton Royce a singles push according to Mike Johnson of PWInsider Elite (subscription required). Several people within the company have revealed WWE wants to go in a different direction with her as a singles star. This does not mean Billie Kay will be leaving the company, although she may be taking time off television, and moved to SmackDown.
“I was told by several people that Peyton Royce is earmarked for a singles push, they’ve decided that they wanted to push her, and this is not the case of Billie Kay’s leaving the company or anything like that.” Mike Johnson stated “I was told that it’s just they want to push Peyton Royce and try and go in a different direction with her. As you noticed, Bille Kay kind of got wiped out on RAW Underground, so my guess perhaps they are going to take her off tv, or put her on SmackDown or somewhere else, but I am told that the reason this happened was not some immediate punishment or immediate issue. The decision was made that Peyton Royce was one of the people who was going to pushed going further, and this was their means to an end.”
The duo signed WWE developmental deals in 2015, after spending years on the Australian independent scene, most notably for PWWA, where they wrestled as singles competitors.
The IIconics debuted on the WWE main roster on the April 10 episode of SmackDown Live. During their time as a team in WWE, they held the WWE Women’s Tag-Team Championship.
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