Billie Kay is now on her own as she seeks to be “iconic” away from The IIconics. The WWE star spoke with Chris Van Vliet about her break-up with her long-time friend Peyton Royce and gave her thoughts about the shift in goals that has recently occurred to in making that “split” decision.
“I think we eventually do want to do some sort of singles career. I think that just all comes down to evolving as who we are, as Billie and Peyton and as The IIconics. So when that happens I think that we’ll both have so much fun doing that.”
Kay and Royce sure made their run as a duo memorable and a reason a lot of fans latched onto their pairing was because of the two’s organic chemistry with one another. That comes with spending so much time together outside of the ring and Kay gives the details about how the outside the ring elements spilled over into the WWE environment.
“It’s a funny story. Peyton and I always get inspired by stuff that we do in our real lives, movies that we’ve seen, inside jokes that we have or when we’re traveling together if something funny happens we always try to bring it into what we’re doing on TV just to make it more relatable and we love to make each other laugh. So we had be talking about the movie “10 Things I Hate About You” and when they’re at the party, I can’t remember his name but the model guy he puts his cup on the thing and does that pose. We were just joking about that and then one time we were at a live event and we used to always wear our merch shirts out to perform and we would cut them in funny way to make each other laugh. One time, Peyton cut it right up middle, so I cut hers right up the middle too. And then at the next TV taping, we had a promo that was playing on the TV and it came back to us and we did that pose. But we kind of did it subtly in our minds and when we got backstage Xavier Woods was like ‘no, you have to make this a thing! You should open up your shirts and pop your shoulders and hold it and everyone will love it’ and we were like ‘oh my goodness, yeah!’. So that’s how it started and it’s just become more obscene since then.”
You can check out CVV’s full interview with Billie below!
Jessica McKay (aka Billie Kay) chats with Chris Van Vliet from her home in Orlando, FL. She talks about The IIconics breaking up, growing up in Australia, her goals for a solo career, how she met Peyton Royce in high school, her path to getting signed by WWE, why The Rock is her favorite wrestler, her experience meeting him, her new YouTube channel called “J McKay Does”, winning the tag team titles, wrestling at WrestleMania, her catchphrase “You’ve got to be joking me” and much more! I hope you enjoy this fun conversation as much as I did!