Peyton Royce and Billie Kay, together known as The IIconics, are linked with AEW after their WWE release earlier this year
The Australian rose through the ranks to find themselves at WrestleMania 35 in a tag team title match. Their, they went on to have the greatest moments of their wrestling careers.
The two saw off Sasha Banks and Bayley, Natalya and Beth Phoenix, & Tamina and Nia Jax to win the women’s tag team belts. But it was all downhill from there.
A breakup of the tag team followed after their loss to The Riott Squad and it was confirmed when Kay was drafted to SmackDown, with Royce going to RAW in the 2020 WWE draft.
The two were then released from WWE just a few days after WrestleMania 37 in April due to budget cuts. And ever since then, their future has been up in the air, with AEW one of the promotions being linked with them.
Billie Kay and Peyton Royce, aka The IIconics, talk possibility of joining AEW and Impact after WWE release
Speaking on the Busted Open podcast, Royce named Impact and AEW as two promotions that could be considered for the duo’s future.
“… AEW. I feel like we could really help their women’s division, though they don’t necessarily have a women’s tag [team] division. But, I feel we have that TV experience that we could bring to the division and help build that up. With Impact, they have a women’s tag team division, as well as an established Knockout’s division that I feel we can easily slip into. So, it’s like, I feel like we have a lot to offer both of them.”
Kay then agreed with her former tag team partner. She mentioned how they have a lot to offer to both AEW and Impact, but that only time will tell about their final decision.
“It is tough to figure out where you think would be the best fit, because we are wrestlers. But then we are heavily personalities and character, and we love that. So, I think it’s just blending the 2 like we always have, and just figuring out which company we’d be better with- AEW or Impact.”
They have made it clear that they want to stick together, and it makes sense too. The two are very close in real life and their brand value together is way more than what their individual name gets them in the world of pro wrestling.
They are currently under the 90-day no-compete clause and can only join rival promotions by 14th July 2021.
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