The IIconics

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The IIconics
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Billie Kay (left) and Peyton Royce (right)
Tag team
Members Billie Kay
Peyton Royce
Name(s) The Iconic Duo[1]
The IIconics[2]
Heights Billie Kay: 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Peyton Royce: 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Combined
weight
264 lb (120 kg)
Billed from Sydney, Australia
Debut October 5, 2016
Years active 2016–present
Trainer Madison Eagles

The IIconics (formerly The Iconic Duo) are an Australian professional wrestling tag team consisting of real life friends Jessica McKay (Billie Kay) and Cassie McIntoish (Peyton Royce), currently signed to WWE, performing on the SmackDown brand,.[3][4]

Prior to their WWE debut, McIntosh and McKay previously wrestled in Pro Wrestling Women's Alliance in Australia. Both women attended Westfields Sports High School and trained by Madison Eagles.[5]

History

Pro Wrestling Women's Alliance

Before forming as a team, Royce (KC Cassidy) and McKay wrestled each other at Pro Wrestling Women's Alliance (PWWA) throughout their careers including a title match for the PWWA Championship.[6][7]

WWE

NXT (2016–2018)

The team made their original debut on October 5, 2016 episode of NXT and were later dubbed The Iconic Duo.[8] During their time in NXT, the team received a NXT Year-End Award for "Breakout of the Year" in 2016 and were both nominated for "Female Competitor(s) of the Year" in 2017, though they were unsuccessful at winning the award.[9]

SmackDown (2018–present)

Kay and Royce, now known as The IIconics,[10][11][12] debuted on the April 10, 2018 episode of SmackDown Live, attacking SmackDown Women's Champion Charlotte Flair, allowing Carmella to cash in her Money in the Bank contract and defeat Flair to win the championship.[13][14][15] The following week on SmackDown Live, The IIconics picked up their first main roster victory by defeating Asuka and Becky Lynch.[16]

Other media

Kay and Royce made their video game debut in WWE 2K18.[17]

Championship and accomplishments

References

  1. ^ Richard, Trionfo (5 October 2016). "WWE NXT Report: The Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classics, One Of Last Year's Winners Makes An Impact, Peyton Royce Returns, And More". Pro Wrestling Insider. Retrieved 13 October 2016.
  2. ^ "The IIconics put the entire Women's division on notice: WWE.com Exclusive, April 10, 2018". WWE. Retrieved 12 April 2018.
  3. ^ "Billie Kay". WWE. Retrieved 15 April 2018.
  4. ^ "Peyton Royce". WWE. Retrieved 15 April 2018.
  5. ^ Bobby, Melok (6 May 2015). "Australia's Jessica McKay ready to make waves in NXT". WWE.com. Retrieved 13 February 2016.
  6. ^ "PWWA Championship history". PWA Australia. Archived from the original on 30 March 2014. Retrieved 25 May 2014.
  7. ^ https://wrestlerampage.wordpress.com/2013/10/13/z1-wrestle-rampage-ii-news-jessie-mckay-vs-kc-cassidy/
  8. ^ "The Iconic Duo hit the campaign trail in search of NXT Year-End Award votes". WWE. Retrieved 15 April 2018.
  9. ^ Staff, WWE.com. "Vote now for the 2017 NXT Year-End Awards". WWE. Retrieved 3 May 2018.
  10. ^ Paolo David, Juan (12 April 2018). "Reason Why Peyton Royce And Billie Kay Are Now Called 'The IIconics' Revealed". The Inquisitr. Retrieved 12 April 2018.
  11. ^ Ortman, Randall. "Rumor Roundup (April 12, 2018): UFC and WWE TV deals, Broken Universe DVD, SmackDown title picture, more!". Cageside Seats. Retrieved 15 April 2018.
  12. ^ Pritchard, Bill (12 April 2018). "Possible Reason For WWE Changing Peyton Royce And Billie Kay's Name To 'The IIconics' - Wrestlezone". Mandatory. Retrieved 15 April 2018.
  13. ^ "NXT's Billie Kay and Peyton Royce make their debut by attacking and leaving her bruised SmackDown Women's Champion Charlotte Flair". WWE. Retrieved 12 April 2018.
  14. ^ "Carmella cashes in to steal the SmackDown Women's Championship away from Charlotte Flair". Retrieved 12 April 2018.
  15. ^ "Photos: Carmella cashes in after The IIconics ruthlessly ambush The Queen". WWE. Retrieved 12 April 2018.
  16. ^ "WWE SmackDown LIVE results, April 24, 2018: The lows continue for Styles as Nakamura strikes yet again". WWE.
  17. ^ Artus, Matthew. "The New Day arrive with 47 Superstars in final WWE 2K18 roster reveal update". WWE. Retrieved 3 May 2018.
  18. ^ Witner, Arya (January 28, 2017). "NXT TakeOver San Antonio live results: Nakamura vs. Roode". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Retrieved April 26, 2018.
  19. ^ Simon, Leo Brown (20 November 2014). "Women wrestle for breast cancer support network in Melbourne's first all-female fight". WrestleView. Retrieved 29 December 2015.
  20. ^ "Women wrestle for breast cancer". 20 November 2014.
  21. ^ "Vicious Pursuit".
  22. ^ Kreikenbohm, Philip. "Peyton Royce « Wrestlers Database « CAGEMATCH – The Internet Wrestling Database".
  23. ^ "Jessie McKay's profile". Shine Wrestling. Archived from the original on 25 May 2014. Retrieved 25 May 2014.
  24. ^ "Jessie McKay's profile". PWA Australia. Archived from the original on 25 May 2014. Retrieved 25 May 2014.
  25. ^ "PWI Ratings for Jessie McKay". The Internet Wrestling Database. Retrieved 25 May 2014.
  26. ^ "Asuka es la mejor luchadora de 2017 según PWI". Medio Tiempo (in Spanish). 2 November 2017. Retrieved 17 November 2017.

External links

  • Billie Kay on WWE.com
  • Peyton Royce on WWE.com
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