Real Name: Cassandra MacIntosh Ring Name: Peyton Royce DOB: November 10th, 1992 WWE Debut: May 15, 2015 Birthplace: Sydney, Australia Mini Bio: She is known for her work in the Australian independent wrestling promotions including Professional Wrestling Alliance, New Horizons Pro Wrestling, Melbourne City Wrestling, Riot City Wrestling and WRESTLE RAMPAGE. Cassidy has also worked for American professional wrestling promotions SHINE Wrestling and SHIMMER Women Athletes. She is currently signed to WWE, working in its developmental territory NXT under the ring name Peyton Royce. MORE
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After feeling the devastating effects of Ember Moon’s Eclipse, Billie Kay and her co-Breakout Star of the Year Peyton Royce are calling for The War Goddess’ signature move to be banned.
There has been no love lost between Moon and the self-proclaimed “iconic duo” in recent weeks, which led to a battle between The War Goddess and Kay on the March 8 edition of WWE NXT. Moon walked out victorious after connecting with the Eclipse, a diving stunner off the top rope, but the raucous crowd was brought to a hush as The Femme Fatale laid motionless in the squared circle.
Medical staff, officials and Royce checked on Kay, who was clutching her neck before leaving the ring under her own power and giving the NXT Universe an update on her condition on Twitter later that night.
Moon has been quiet on the topic, instead turning her focus toward NXT TakeOver: Orlando and her showdown with Asuka for the NXT Women’s Championship. If Kay & Royce’s reaction is any indication of what Ember Moon is capable of doing, The Empress of Tomorrow may need to be extra vigilant to avoid being on the wrong end of the Eclipse.
NXT Women’s Champion Asuka will face arguably her toughest challenge yet on Saturday, Jan. 28, at TakeOver: San Antonio, when she puts her coveted championship on the line against Nikki Cross, Billie Kay and Peyton Royce in a Fatal 4-Way Match.
Since her arrival at NXT, The Empress of Tomorrow has been unbeatable, recently passing Paige as the longest reigning NXT Women’s Champion ever. There have been questions about which NXT competitor could present a worthy challenge for Asuka’s title. Well, we now know that it’s not one, but three Superstars who are up for the task.
Billie Kay and Peyton Royce have long run rampant in NXT, creating chaos as they continue to claim being in control of the Women’s division. On the Jan. 11 edition of NXT, the devious duo made their move toward the title by attacking Asuka outside Full Sail University before the show. The unwavering titleholder attempted to gain retribution later that night, but was overcome by the vicious Australian Superstars.
In a surprising move, the wild Nikki Cross entered the fray, clearing the ring of Kay and Royce before turning her sinister sights on the champion. As the crazed Cross stood over Asuka, it became clear that the champion had multiple challengers aiming for her title.
Asuka – who remained undeterred by the immense challenge ahead of her – demanded a match against all three of the NXT Superstars who attacked her. General Manager William Regal granted the titleholder her wish, and nowit will be Asuka, Cross, Kay and Royce in a Fatal 4-Way Match at TakeOver: San Antonio for the NXT Women’s Championship.
Since the first Superstar to claim a pinfall wins the contest and becomes NXT Women’s Champion, Asuka finds herself at a severe disadvantage in this title contest. Not only does the champion have to compete against three challengers, but she doesn’t even have to be involved in the fall to lose her title. As a result, the spirited champion’s record-breaking title reign will be in serious jeopardy in the Lone Star State.
Will a new NXT Women’s Champion be crowned at TakeOver: San Antonio? Find out on Saturday, Jan. 28, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT, only on WWE Network.
When Peyton Royce and Billie Kay first joined the ranks of NXT, it seemed their story was something out of a fairytale. Two Australian-born women who attended the same high school in Sydney, trained at the same wrestling school and eventually achieved their lifelong dream of joining WWE at the same time. A year and a half later, the fairytale is now a nightmare for the rest of NXT’s Women’s division.
“Our partnership is so strong because of its foundation,” Billie Kay told WWE.com. “A lot of teams in NXT form because they have the common goal of winning. Peyton and I are much more than that. No one has our back story.
“We were the only two people who got signed by WWE at our tryout in Melbourne, Australia. We moved here together and lived together. I know what Peyton is thinking before she thinks it and she knows what I’m going to do before I do it. Our bond to each other is what makes us iconic.”
While it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to understand how highly Royce and Kay think of themselves, it’s their antics that have placed them in a questionable light. Those antics have been on display with the mental and physical intimidation both ladies have used to target Liv Morgan.
“Liv Morgan is dumb if she thinks she can make waves in NXT by herself,” Royce said. “Billie and I are smart. We are well aware we can get the job done on our own but we are also humble enough to realize we can run this division together. Her little friend Aliyah found that out after we beat her up, too.”
Could Kay and Royce’s alliance follow in the footsteps of other previously impactful groups, like the BFFs and the famed Four Horsewomen? Both ladies say the key to their journey toward greatness lies in their ongoing ability to keep each other motivated.
“We are extremely honest with each other and share our whole lives together,” Kay revealed. “We know each other’s fears, passions, weaknesses and strengths. We keep each other on track by being each other’s support network.”
NXT’s “Venus Flytrap” echoed her confidant’s declaration.
“We never lose sight of what we want and if one starts slipping, which would never happen, we have no issues getting the other back in line,” Royce said. “We don’t have boundaries with each other, we don’t get offended by each other; we know we are pushing each other to get to where we want to be.”
And where do Royce and Kay want to be? On top of the division as NXT Women’s Champion. However, there is one small kink in their plan: Two women can’t hold one title. Or can they? At the end of the interview, Kay explained.
“The day of our WWE tryout, we got into the cab to take us to the arena,” NXT’s Femme Fatale recalled. “While we were inside the cab, Peyton and I looked at each other and said we would do this together, which is exactly what we have done and have continued to do.
“If one of us gets the opportunity to become the NXT Women’s Champion, the other one will help and support in every way,” Kay continued. “The NXT roster and NXT Universe need to remember that we are more than a team. We are each other’s family, and you don’t turn your back on family.”
The year 2015 was a breakout one for NXT’s women. Charlotte, Sasha Banks, Becky Lynch and Bayley all made their mark on the sports-entertainment world in a huge way. But as the current crop of female competitors ascends to new heights, the next generation is ready to take over.
Expect Peyton Royce to be at the forefront of the NXT Women’s Division in 2016. The Australian newcomer has put in solid performances since making her WWE Network debut in late 2015, including a match where she took NXT Women’s Champion Bayley to the limit just one week before TakeOver: London. Armed with an arsenal of kicks that are equal parts graceful and devastating, Peyton will do big things in 2016. — BOBBY MELOK
Getting picked to roll with The Boss is as exclusive an honor as it gets. So exclusive, in fact, that Sasha Banks has restricted her Survivor Series dream team to all Diva members. And not wilting flower Divas, either. Tough Divas who could give most men a run for their money. How else to describe Jazz, of whom Banks admits, “I wouldn’t wanna mess with her”? Or technical queen Molly Holly, one of Sasha’s favorites as a kid? Or Sasha’s fellow WWE Iron Woman, Bayley? “She beat me, so I know how good she is,” Banks admitted.
The fifth member is a bit of a wild card, not that she should be written off: “[Peyton Royce] is a newcomer at NXT. She’s really good and [I want] to give her an opportunity to show the world that she’s here and she’s awesome.” Hey, once upon a time, that was Sasha, too. Game recognizes game.
Cassie McIntosh comes to the WWE Performance Center by way of Melbourne, Australia. A student of WWE, WCW and ECW veteran Lance Storm, McIntosh has been dreaming of being a WWE Diva since the age of 9.
We sat down with the Australian Diva to talk about her inspirations, her friendship with fellow recruit Jessie McKay, coming to America and making her debut on NXT television just weeks after arriving.
WWE.COM: How has everything been going at the WWE Performance Center so far?
MCINTOSH: It’s been pretty cool, to say the least. It’s sort of insane coming here every day. I’m in awe that this is my life now. Back home, you sit at a desk, at a day job, but this is the place you dream of being. I walk through the doors of the PC every day, but I’m still in disbelief.
WWE.COM: What was it like packing everything up and moving from Australia? How’s the adjustment been to life in America?
MCINTOSH: It hasn’t been too hard. It’s everything I’ve ever wanted, which makes it a little easier. The other thing that helps is that I’m here with my best friend, Jess McKay. Having her with me, I haven’t gotten homesick like I expected to. We keep each other grounded. It’s made everything a lot easier.
WWE.COM: When we spoke with Jessie a few weeks ago, she mentioned you both went to high school together. Were you friends back then?
MCINTOSH: No, we were not friends in high school. She was four years ahead of me. We’d both figure out the meet and greets when WWE came to Sydney, and take the day off school with our friends to go wait in line for hours and hours. I was always one or two people ahead of her in line, so we used to shoot dirty looks at each other. It was like we had a rivalry over who was the bigger WWE fan.
We knew each other because we were the two massive wrestling fans in high school, but it wasn’t until we started training that we became close. We clicked right away.
WWE.COM: Who are your inspirations in wrestling?
MCINTOSH: Someone who inspired me from the very first time I saw him was Eddie Guerrero. Oh my God, I can still watch everything he’s done. He made you believe everything he said and did. For me, he was the one.