WWE split up the IIconics in a move that some fans are still trying to understand. Billie Kay and Peyton Royce were soon split up via brand lines, and they have much different directions now.
Billie Kay took the ball and ran with it, distributing her resumes to anyone who will give them a look. Meanwhile, Peyton Royce has not been seen much and she’s tired of that.
“When they [IIconics] split, I don’t think I’m speaking out of line by saying everyone and their mother saw Peyton as the breakout star,” Graves said. “Everybody kind of said, okay, Billie is the sidekick. As far as gauging television time as success, Billie took the ball and ran with it. Billie has been on SmackDown practically every Friday, she’s incredibly entertaining, and makes me laugh. Billie has been doing her thing where Peyton has been floundering.”
“That’s not for a lack of talent, ability and definitely not a lack of passion. To me, as a fan to try to look at this as a fan objectively, I don’t know who Peyton Royce is anymore. I know who Billie Kay is, Peyton is a good looking girl who is good at wrestling to me. I just don’t know beyond what I just described who she is, why do I want to see her face Asuka?”
There were reports that Vince McMahon saw Peyton Royce as a breakout star, but that didn’t amount to much at this point. Perhaps her time is coming, but Royce will keep grinding away until that opportunity arrives. On the other hand, Billie Kay will also continue doing her very entertaining thing on SmackDown.
Thanks to Wrestling Inc for the quote