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Billie Kay reveals that she didn’t always see eye to eye with Peyton Royce

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In a recent interview with the Miami Herald, Billie Kay, one half of the Iconic Duo, reveals that she didn’t always get along with Peyton Royce.

“We went to the same high school,” Kay said. “I was three years ahead of her. Westfields Sports High, I was there for basketball, and she was there for dancing.

“We actually didn’t get along at first. We would see each other in line for all the shows WWE would do in Australia, all the signings they would do.

“One time Mickie James was signing near our hometown, and I remember Peyton being like four or five people in front of me in line, and I had been there about five hours at this point. So we used to have a little silent competition as to who was the biggest WWE fan.”

However, after both women joined PWA, they’ve been inseparable ever since.

“[Peyton] joined PWA, and from the moment we actually spoke to each other there, we’ve been best friends ever since.”

During the interview Billie also discusses training in NXT, being homesick, and more.

Further highlights are below:

On training in NXT: “Every single trainer at the Performance Center has their own style, their own uniqueness to this business. I just love learning from each and every single one of them. I just want to continue to learn because there is decades and decades of knowledge in that building. So I want to make sure I’m taking full advantage of it.”

On leaving home in Australia: “It was pretty hard. I was very close to my family. They are my biggest supporters. They were so excited and grateful I got this opportunity with WWE. I still get homesick every now and then. It was a big thing. I had never left for another country before. I packed up everything that I owned in two suitcases and jumped on the plane..and 20, 24 hours later..I was in Orlando. I don’t regret anything, and I would absolutely do it all over again.”

On getting hired with Peyton: “As soon as I got the email I rang her, and I said WWE wants to hire me, and she said, ‘Me, too,’ and we just cried on the phone a good 15 minutes…and then said, ‘OK, it’s time to tell our families,’ and the rest is history.”

Go here to read the full interview.

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