Peyton Royce Age, Bio, Facts
The Australian professional wrestler Cassie McIntosh, with the ring name of Peyton Royce, was born on November 10, 1992, in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. She is a WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc.) Women’s Tag Team champion. Royce started her professional wrestling in 2009, and since then has won many awards and competitions. Her fame has increasingly grown due to her presence in the NXT programs, specifically along with her best friend, Billie Kay. Royce currently resides in Orlando, Florida, United States.
Royce was born in Sydney but migrated to Melbourne and then to Alberta, Canada. When she was a child, she followed dancing and became an excellent dancer. Nonetheless, she was acquainted with wrestling since she was 9 and attended the same high school the Australian professional wrestler Billie Kay was studying at. Her greatest motivation, however, was caused by Eddie Guerrero, the American professional wrestler. In Canada, she pursued her wrestling passion with the help of a well-known wrestling instructor named Lance Timothy Evers, but mostly known with the ring name of Lance Storm.
Royce’s Professional Years
Royce had her first professional wrestling match on February 28, 2009, in Pro Wrestling Women’s Alliance. The match was a mixed tag team match, in which she was teamed with Robbie Eagles, against Madison Eagles and Mike Valuable. Royce’s team won the match, a victory which was followed by her regular winning of competitions for the following years. However, she also experienced a number of match losses in mixed and single matches.
Since 2009 until now, Royce has teamed with and also won and lost in various competitions against several great wrestlers in single or mixed matches, including Madison Eagles, Mike Valuable, Bombshell Bo, Eliza Sway, Miami, TJ Star, Kellie Skater, Shazza McKenzie, Savannah Summers, Jessie McKay, Elliot Saxton, Siren Monroe, Kellie Skater, Harley Wonderland, Robbie Eagles, Chris Vice, Sara Del Ray, Sean Kustom, Johnny Barnes, Toni Storm, Jay Andrews, Mike Burr, etc.
Although like any other wrestler her matches were not always victorious, she soon became a popular wrestler because of her unique fighting style and characteristics. people admire Royce’s movements for being strong but fluid. For instance, she knows how to set an array of kicks one after another, a movement which evidently utilizes her dancing talents and skills along with martial arts.
Shown on NXT
On April 13, 2015, Royce became part of a new class of NXT (a TV program and brand promoting WWE) trainees by WWE. Her first NXT televised match was on May 15, in which she presented with the ring name of KC Cassidy and lost to the NXT Women’s Champion Sasha Banks. Gradually, she showed herself as Peyton Royce and underwent a number of other losses and also gained a number of victories in front of wrestlers such as Aliyah, Sarah Logan, and Ruby Riot, before teaming with Kay Billie, with whom she made the team The IIconics.
Royce and Kay: The IIconics
In April 2018, the double team of Peyton Royce and Billie Kay, The IIconics, had their first victory, against Asuka and Becky Lynch. During the late 2018 and early 2019, The IIconics team was not always triumphant. However, the wrestling couple always demonstrated amazing performance, specifically, in Team Blue when they had a savage fight with Charlotte Flair. The team had its most glorified moment at WrestleMania 35 by winning a Fatal 4-Way Match which granted them the title of the WWE Women’s Tag Team Titles. All through these matches, the best friends forever, Royce and Kay, stood side by side and rose to fame and victory together.
Royce’s Unique Finishing and Signature Moves
Cassie McIntosh’s finishing moves as Peyton Royce are Venus Fly-Trap Suplex and Peyton-Plex, which is Fisherman’s Suplex, as well as Gory neckbreaker. As KC Cassidy, her finishing move is Legsweep DDT. Her signature moves are Corner foot choke, Headbutt, Kneeling jawbreaker, Forward Russian legsweep, Hey Mickey. Hey Mickey is the Tiger feint kick to the head of an opponent draped over the second rope. When Royce fights along with Billie Kay, their double team finishing moves are Knee strike to the head. Furthermore, in their team, the double team signature moves of Royce and Kay are double arm winger.
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Royce’s Championships and Awards
Peyton Royce has competed in a number of competitions and has gained several achievements. In 2014, she attended the matches in the Melbourne City Wrestling and won the Vera and Jenny Memorial Cup. Royce is a one-time champion of the PWA Women’s Championship in Prairie Wrestling Alliance. In 2017, she ranked 43 among 50 top female wrestlers in the PWI Female 50 in 2017. In WWE, she rated as the one-time champion of WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship. Along with Billie Kay and the one-time NXT Year-End Award winner. Billie Kay and Royce were collectively voted and titled as the NXT Breakout Stars of the Year in 2016.
Royce has a playable character in WWE 2K18, which is a professional wrestling video game. She also featured in WWE 2K19. The famous wrestler is 170 cm (6 feet and 6 inches) and 60 kg (132 Ibs). Royce Peyton is active on social media. Her Instagram page, under the name of “peytonroycewwe” has more than 1.2 million followers.