The IIconics broke up in WWE, and a lot of fans have plenty of questions. After both Billie Kay and Peyton Royce were released, more of the story is coming out now.

Cassie Lee made an appearance on Insight with Chris Van Vliet. On the podcast, Lee revealed that it was her idea to split up the IIconics in WWE.

The tag team of Peyton Royce (Cassie Lee) and Billie Kay (Jessica McKay) broke up on an episode of RAW in August of 2020. The break up had angered many fans as it seemed WWE chose to break up another popular tag team. Lee made it clear on the podcast that the idea to split the IIconics as a tag team came from Lee’s desire to push herself and to find out what she was capable as a singles star.

“So many people said ‘That was stupid for them to break you up. Why did they break you up?’ I feel like it’s my fault because I wanted to push myself & see what I was capable of. That might have been the worst decision that I made.”


While fans may continue to be upset at such a popular tag team’s break up, this new revelation could change things. The idea was not a decision made by WWE creative against the wills of Lee and McKay which could offer fans a new perspective.

Both Cassie Lee and Jessica McKay were released by WWE in April. The two saw their 90 day non compete clause from their WWE contract expire on July 14th. They are both having visa issues which keeps them from working in the USA. As both Lee and McKay are able to appear in other wrestling promotions now, many fans are eager to see the two potentially reunited outside of WWE.

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Jack Waynick

Jack is an experienced writer with a deep understanding of the wrestling industry. With a degree in sports journalism, he's been covering breaking news in the world of wrestling for Ringside News since 2021. Jack covers live events such as WWE Smackdown and AEW Rampage. Outside of writing, he enjoys playing video games, basketball, and listening to music.

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