The IIconics are no more. They lost a match against the Riott Squad on RAW this week. That meant Peyton Royce and Billie Kay had to disband.
Ringside News exclusively reported that Vince McMahon decided on Monday afternoon that he wanted to pull the trigger on breaking up the IIconics. This was a match that wasn’t advertised. It could have drawn some fans who wanted to see the final match with a team.
Vince McMahon has seen Peyton Royce as a top singles Superstar for a while now. During PW Insider Elite audio, Mike Johnson discussed the IIconics’ breakup. This was done as a means to push Peyton Royce as previously reported.
“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.”
“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.”
Peyton Royce will continue on her own while Billie Kay was written off television. Kay was knocked out by Jessamyn Duke during the RAW Underground segment that followed their final match as a team.
Thanks to Heel By Nature for the quote