The IInspiration made a big splash in Impact Wrestling when they won the Knockout’s Tag Team Championship in their first match. The team of Cassie Lee and Jessica McKay have been red hot since joining the company. The duo were known as the IIconics (Billie Kay and Peyton Royce) in WWE before they were released.

Cassie and Jessica were set to face The Influence (Tenille Dashwood and Madison Rayne) at the Hard to Kill pay-per-view. Due to an exposure to COVID-19, Impact has removed them from the show. The company sent out a press release explaining their decision.

“The IInspiration, Jessica McKay and Cassie Lee, will not be defending their Knockouts World Tag-Team Championship at IMPACT Wrestling’s HARD TO KILL Pay-Per-View event tomorrow night.

The champions informed IMPACT Wrestling that they have been in close contact with an individual who shortly thereafter tested positive for COVID-19. Out of an abundance of caution and with the health of their peers in mind, Jessica and Cassie will self-isolate over the weekend.


IMPACT Executive Vice-President Scott D’Amore said: “IMPACT’s COVID protocols are in place to keep our talent roster, staff and fans safe. I am sure the fans will share The IInspiration’s and my disappointment that they won’t be in action at tomorrow’s stacked HARD TO KILL event, but we look forward to their return soon.”

The annual HARD TO KILL event, sponsored by THE FREE FALL movie, takes place in Dallas at 8pmET/5pmPT and is available on cable & satellite providers in North America and worldwide via FITE.”

There is no word on if The IInspiration will be replaced in the match. The COVID-19 virus also spoiled plans for a title match at AEW’s Battle of the Belts event which takes place on the same day. Hopefully Jessica McKay and Cassie Lee are alright, as it seems Impact is just being extra cautious.

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Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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