The IInspiration of Cassie Lee and Jessica McKay have discussed why they chose to sign with IMPACT Wrestling ahead of their debut at Bound For Glory.
Known as Peyton Royce and Billie Kay and collectively as The IIconics in WWE, the Australian stars were both released from their contracts there in April 2021.
Since then they have rebranded themselves with an eye to the future and even launched their own podcast. Now speaking to Busted Open Radio, The IInspiration discussed what drew them to a deal with IMPACT with McKay saying that the tag team scene in the company is what drew their attention:
“Cass and I, we spoke about this a lot where the possibilities were where we could end up. It really came down to IMPACT having such an amazing tag team division, first and foremost. That’s what we wanted to do and that’s where we feel like we fit the best. When we made the decision to join IMPACT, it just felt right. After WWE, having that feeling of, ‘this feels really good,’ was so important for us. We’ve heard nothing but incredible things about IMPACT. We’re super excited to join the locker room and be a part of it.“
Cassie Lee added that the two women are completely focused on adding the Knockouts Tag Team Championship to their collection after previously holding the WWE Women’s Tag Team belts:
“That is our complete focus. We’re going for the Knockouts Tag Team Championships and that’s been Jess’ and my dream for as long as I can remember. We want to create this women’s tag team division that is the best. I really feel that the Knockouts division is up there with the best women’s division across all platforms. I feel honored to be a part of that and to be part of a tag team division like that, it means everything to Jess and I.”
The common mantra in the wrestling business is ‘never say never’ but the two women seem sure that they don’t see themselves back in WWE in the future, with McKay saying:
“For my mental health, no, but I would throw out an absurd amount of money just to see what happens.”
Cassie Lee followed up by saying she’d ignore any advances from their former employers:
“I joke that I would leave them on read.”
The IInspiration will face The Decay team of Havok and Rosemary in their IMPACT Wrestling debut at Bound For Glory for the Knockouts Tag Team Championship.