WWE released the IIconics from their contracts, and we’re still waiting on their next move. Visa issues seem to be a problem at the moment, but they will hopefully be able to resolve that soon. There was a time when Peyton Royce wanted out of WWE, but someone stepped in to convince her otherwise.

While speaking to Insight with Chris Van Vliet, Cassie Lee mentioned how unhappy she was in WWE. She said that the IIconics were struggling and this caused a great loss in confidence. Brodie Lee’s tragic passing occured during that time, something she mentioned as well.

There was a point when Cassie Lee wanted to ask for her WWE release, but The Nightmare Rhea Ripley convinced her to stick around. This came at a time when Lee was ready to take a trip to talent relations.

I really struggled from when Brodie [Lee] passed. I really struggled like kind of seeing the bigger picture and putting things into perspective and just how — I was really unhappy at work, really unhappy and a few times I was like, ‘I don’t think I can do it anymore. I think I wanna ask for my release’ and it was times I’d be in the locker room and some sort of creative would change and it would just — I was so upset and Rhea [Ripley] of all people had to talk me off the ledge because I was about to walk into Talent Relations, ‘I don’t wanna do this anymore. I’m so unhappy’ and she kind of talked me off the ledge. But yeah, I was unhappy, so the release I think was a blessing in disguise. I was unhappy and I was so close to asking for my release but, I never pulled that trigger.


We’ll have to see what’s next for Cassie Lee. She and Jessica Kay could be incredibly beneficial for another company. Those pesky visa problems might stand in their way, but WWE isn’t the only company around who can help them out with that dilemma.

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