The artist formerly known as Peyton Royce, Cassie Lee revealed that it was possibly her fault that the IIconics split up. Furthermore, she believes it was the “worst decision she made”.
Lee was a guest on the most recent edition of Insight With Chris Van Vliet. During the interview, she talked about breaking up the popular duo in order to pursue a singles career.
Here’s what Lee said about the breakup:
“I don’t think I’ve ever told anyone this, I hope Jess isn’t upset with me saying this. I wanted to go single. There were things I wanted to take off my bucket list as a singles competitor. I vocalized that to Jess in January last year, but I didn’t do anything about it. I told her where I was at, I didn’t go and try and get us broken up or something like that. This was in the PC era, and Jess was out for a week. I had this random singles match. I don’t even remember who it was against. Vince loved it.
He said, ‘You’re so good. What are we doing?’ I said to him, ‘If it is possible in the future plans, and I’m not saying right now, but in the future, I would like to see what I can do on my own. I’m so comfortable with Jess. I feel like we can conquer the world together, but I want to see what I can do for myself.’
So many people said, ‘That was so stupid for them to break you up. Why did they break you up? You were so good together.’ I feel like it’s my fault because I wanted to push myself and see what I was capable of. That might have been the worst decision that I made.”
The break-up of the IIconics was a move heavily criticized by WWE fans. Royce and Billie Kay were hugely popular as a team and had not long returned from a six-month hiatus.
The split saw Royce move to RAW and Key to SmackDown. Royce was partnered with Lacey Evans as a random team while Kay hilariously searched for new friends.
WWE released the duo after WrestleMania 37. Since their departure, they have filed for the trademark The IInspiration.
H/T to WrestlingNews.co for the transcription
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