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. Now it appears they turned down a return at the Royal Rumble last year.

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 their Off Her Chops podcast, Jessica McKay and Cassie Lee revealed that WWE had offered them to return during the Royal Rumble last year. That said, they ended up turning down the offer.

McKay: We did get asked to do the Royal Rumble.


Lee: Was that the same year? Was that 2022?

McKay: Yeah. Eight months after — eight or nine months after our release?

Lee: It was a little bit too fresh I think.

McKay: I think so too.

Lee: We certainly weren’t mentally prepared to go back into — it was too soon basically.

McKay: Too much at that time. I definitely loved getting asked. I thought that was nice.

Lee: It’s nice to be asked. It also wasn’t a guarantee so it was like, ah, I’m not gonna be the chump who says, yeah, I’ll do it and then they say, um, we don’t need you anymore. Okay, I’ll just go f*ck myself (she laughed).

McKay: The release, that took a while to kind of heal from that so… I do (feel healed now). It took a hot minute. I wanna say it probably took over a year.

Lee: Well it was our dreams come crashing down in front of our eyes without any sort of control so yeah, it takes time.

Cassie Lee is also set to make her return to the squared circle this year, after a very long hiatus. Regardless, we will have to wait and see whether the IIconics will ever return to WWE again.

What are your thoughts on this story? Do you want to see the IIconis back in WWE? Let us know in the comments!

Tags: Royal Rumble
Subhojeet Mukherjee

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