The IIconics have said that they plan to stay together as a tag team when they eventually return to wrestling.
After signing with WWE in 2015, Peyton Royce (Cassie Lee) and Billie Kay (Jessica McKay) were paired up almost right away. The duo enjoyed a fine run through NXT, later winning the Women’s Tag Team Titles on the main roster.
After The IIconics were broken up in the summer of 2020, both women struggled to gain any significant momentum before being released in April 2021.
Appearing on Busted Open Radio, the pair began to cast their eye towards the future, with Royce explaining that they want to stay together.
“We definitely want to stay together and move forward together because we’re most comfortable together and can off each other so easily. We don’t even have to talk about what we’re doing, it just comes naturally to us because have so much history together. Off Our Chops, we were so excited because we’ve been wanting to do a podcast. That was the first thing when we found out we were ‘getting the sack,”
Kay continued saying that they still love tag team wrestling, and want to continue to build it wherever they end up.
“We definitely want to stay together. We’d love to work for another company and we feel we can help a tag team division at whatever company we choose to go with. We still love tag team wrestling and that was our goal all along, to really build tag team wrestling.”
As part of their releases by WWE, both women are currently subject to a 90-day non-compete clause. However, that hasn’t stopped them weighing up their next move. Royce was the first to ponder life in AEW or IMPACT Wrestling.
“It’s tough. For example, AEW, I feel we could help their women’s division, they don’t necessarily have a women’s tag division. We have TV experience and we could help build that up. With IMPACT, they have a women’s tag division and a well-established Knockouts division that we could easily slip into. I feel we have a lot to offer both of them.”
Kay agreed that it’s a tough decision, adding that it’s a difficult balancing act for a team such as theirs.
It’s tough to figure out where you think you’d be the best fit because we are wrestlers, but we’re heavy personality and character, and we love that. It’s just blending the two, like we always have, and figuring out which company we’d be better with; AEW or IMPACT.”
Elsewhere in the conversation, the pair also opened up about their departure from WWE. Reflecting on their time with the company, Royce said that she thought creative never really understood them.
After leaving WWE in April the former Women’s Tag Team Champions launched a podcast called Off Her Chops. On a recent episode of the show, Royce and Kay recalled their 2018 main roster debut, describing the moment as “insane.”
H/t to Fightful for the transcription.