The Iconics were the most recent guests on “Chasing Glory With Lilian Garcia”. During the interview, they discussed how despite their incredible bond, they had a silent tension growing up. They also discussed how they had to fight to stay together as a team when they joined the WWE. Here are the highlights from the interview:
On Their Icy Relationship Prior To WWE:
Billie Kay: We travel together, everyone knows that. If you follow us on Instagram we’re always posting shooting stuff on our phone. So we travel together and we work together. But we also spend our off days together. She’s the only person I really want to see on my off days. So that’s how deep this connection and sisterhood goes for us. It’s not just, ‘Oh we’re a tag team in storylines and on TV.’ No this is actually real and has been 15 years in the making. And we really do consume each other’s lives. And we spend every single second together.
It’s funny, because we never liked each other, but we never actually spoke. There was this silent rivalry between us. WWE Superstars used to come out to where we used to live and do autograph signings. I saw one time Peyton was ahead in the line. We used to spend hours trying to be the first in line. So, sometimes she would be second or third and I’d be sixth or seventh. I just knew she went to the same high school, I didn’t know who she was. I was like ‘Damn it.’ And then the next time I’d be ahead in line and we’d just shoot each other looks and stuff. There was just this silent rivalry. Years later, when Peyton joined the wrestling academy that I attended, and we spoke for the first time.
Peyton Royce: I just want to jump in for a second – when I was so young that I wanted to be a wrestler, I had an idea of what school I wanted to go to in Sydney. So in my mind, that’s where I was going when I was of age. So, on my birthday I go out to dinner and I see a poster on the door and it says “pro wrestling” so it immediately draws my attention. So I look at the poster and it’s Billie. She’s the front and center of the poster. And I said, “Oh my god I’m going to go to this school because I know her and I want to wrestle too!” I wouldn’t have chosen that school unless I saw Billie on the poster. That just clicked. But it was also ‘I want to be with her doing this.’ This was a couple of years after the ‘silent rivalry.’ After time had passed.
Billie Kay: So time had passed, yeah I love that, because I feel like fate came together and intertwined our lives and was like ‘You two are gonna be together forever, and you guys are gonna change the world.’ I’m onboard. I’m onboard for life. Yeah, she joined PWA, and the first time we spoke – and I say this all the time – it’s like, in the romantic movies, where the heavens open up and the two people come together and fall in love – it’s like love at first sight. That’s what happened. That’s exactly what happened.
On Fighting To Stay Together:
Billie Kay: It’s hard to explain. In NXT, we wanted to be together, and they wanted us to find our own individuality. We tried to do that, but it just didn’t feel right. So I’m glad we were able to come together. We’ve always fought to be together and we’ve always stuck by that. Whether it’s storylines or interviews, even a signing. We want to be represented together. We are a team. So it’s something that we just want to stand by. It’s just something we fight for every day.
You can listen to the interview below:
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