For the past couple of months, WWE has been releasing several employees including WWE Superstars, beginning with the release of Superstars such as Mickie James in April.

Peyton Royce and Billie Kay were also released back in April. Many fans were shocked at this outcome as they still had a lot of potential.

While speaking on her Off Her Chops podcast, Peyton Royce talked about her WWE release, where she stated that a horrible meeting with Vince McMahon was what ultimately got her fired from the company. It saw her apologizing to Vince McMahon for being boring.

“This is when you were drafted to Smackdown and I decided to put on my big girl panties and talk to Vince. I had in my head what I wanted to say but he brushed it off very quickly and I went ‘crap’. I had an idea that I wanted to present, and he wanted to discuss other ideas – but I didn’t have other ideas. This is what I wanted to talk about and put my time and effort into. Vince says “What do you do for fun?” Me being me, the introvert and the homebody that I am, I had to let him know that I like to sit on the couch with my dogs and watch TV.


He just stared at me and in my head I’m just like, ‘make something up’ and I couldn’t make anything up – nothing was coming out. I’m not a liar. I feel like he could have seen right through that. I basically said to him ‘I’m sorry, I’m boring’ and I just like to be home on my off days’. I didn’t contribute much during that unfortunately and that’s probably why I lost the job.”

The IIconics have proven themselves to be a very talented duo and there is no doubt they will be a valuable asset where they go. With their no-compete clause ending on July 14th, we will have to see which company the two will go to next.

Subhojeet Mukherjee

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