Peyton Royce Blames Meeting With Vince McMahon For Her Release

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Cassie Lee, the woman formerly known as Peyton Royce has spoken out on what led to her release from the WWE.

Speaking on hers and Jessica McKay’s [Billie Kay] Off Her Chops podcast, Lee had this to say on the matter:

“This is when you [McKay] were drafted to Smackdown and I decided to put on my big girl panties and talk to Vince. I had in my head what I wanted to say but he brushed it off very quickly and I went ‘crap’. I had an idea that I wanted to present, and he wanted to discuss other ideas – but I didn’t have other ideas. This is what I wanted to talk about and put my time and effort into. Vince says “What do you do for fun?” Me being me, the introvert and the homebody that I am, I had to let him know that I like to sit on the couch with my dogs and watch TV. He just stared at me and in my head, I’m just like, ‘make something up’ and I couldn’t make anything up – nothing was coming out. I’m not a liar. I feel like he could have seen right through that. I basically said to him ‘I’m sorry, I’m boring’ and I just like to be home on my off days. I didn’t contribute much during that unfortunately and that’s probably why I lost the job.”

Are you excited to see Peyton Royce/Cassie Lee when she returns to the ring? And which company would you like to see the pair of McKay/Lee end up in? Let us know in the comments, or over on our Twitter and Facebook pages.


The pair, who were formerly known as the IIconics have filed a trademark for their new name, read about that here.


h/t to Ringside News for the quotes used.

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