Jessica McKay made name for herself in WWE as Billie Kay, where she teamed up with Cassie Lee and were known as The IIconics. They won the WWE Women’s Tag Team Titles but didn’t have a good run as the champions either. They were eventually released by the company, but the two ended up in Impact Wrestling. Now the former champions are done with the business.

McKay and Lee eventually made their way to Impact Wrestling and then went on to win the Knockout Tag Team Titles. However, they eventually lost it and then they also announced they have indefinitely stepped away from pro wrestling.

While speaking on the latest Hall Of Fame podcast, Booker T talked about The IInspiration leaving pro wrestling indefinitely. Booker T stated that he believes the IInspiration stepping down to Impact Wrestling was a factor in their retirement.

“You know what, I am not surprised or anything like that. They were in WWE for what, seven, eight years? They had been in the company for quite some time. And to be a part of the machine for seven to eight years, that right there is a run in itself. A lot of females don’t even have seven, eight-year run careers. For those two to just be in WWE for seven, eight years, that was a hell of a run for them. Then to work at that level is something as well.


Taking nothing away from Impact, it’s a hell of a different ride. Back in the day we had the Texas Cyclone and you wanted to jump on it, that was the WWE. I am not even going to make a comparison there, but Impact is not the Texas Cyclone. When you’re stepping down to a different level, the crowds are different, the shows are different, and more importantly, the pay is different.

That right there might be the one thing you can’t get past. When you’ve got road expenses, car, hotel, food, they’re going to take care of your airfare and stuff like that, and then pay your check, and you’ve got bills to pay at home. Sometimes you’ve got to rethink the situation, that may be the place that they’re in right now.”

We will have to wait and see what the future holds for Jessica McKay and Cassie Lee now that they are no longer part of the pro wrestling business.

h/t Wrestling Inc

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

Subhojeet is a professional wrestling fan for over 22 years. He got captivated by the sport during the Monday Night Wars and has a passion for it ever since. He also enjoys TV shows, movies, anime, novels and music, which broadens his perspective and appreciation for wrestling. He is a knowledgeable and respected voice in the industry.

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