Peyton Royce has released a touching statement following her release from WWE after being with the company for six years.
The Australian star was amongst a slew of talent released by the company. Other names let go from their contracts include Samoa Joe, Chelsea Green, and Mickie James.
Taking to Twitter, Peyton Royce shared her reflections and gave thanks for her time in WWE.
Royce’s statement read:
“Although my heart is in need of some repairs I must send out some thanks. To Mr. McMahon & HHH for allowing me the opportunity to work for you. I have loved every moment of it and I will cherish my memories of WWE for the rest of my life. Some of my wildest dreams came true under your roof.”
“I cannot thank my wonderful fans enough. You all fuel my passion & my soul. I’ll never be able to thank you enough for your love through the years. I wouldn’t have had these opportunities without you!”
“To all the women & men I have shared the ring & locker room with these past six years, thank you! All of your texts these past 24 hours have meant the world to me. I will miss your great minds, our memories but mostly our friendship. I’m so grateful to have met you all. You’ve made me a better person.”
“My hope is that I have made my country, my family & friends back home proud. If so, I feel success in that. Without their support of me chasing my dreams since I was merely 10 years old, I couldn’t have done it.”
Peyton Royce continued, giving thanks to her husband – AEW’s Shawn Spears:
“My husband has been my absolute rock and my guidance through my whole journey. I am so lucky to have his love & support. Baba thank you for believing in me/my vision, for supporting my crazy ideas & always making me feel like I can accomplish anything my mind desires. You make my life whole.”
“This chapter of my life has finished but I know in my heart I’m not done just yet. This really is just the beginning & I’m excited to get to work on the future.”
New reports have given some insight into the backstage reaction to these releases, especially of Royce’s IIconics partner, Billie Kay.