Speaking with WrestleTalk, Shawn Spears has discussed whether his wife Cassie Lee (Peyton Royce) and Jessie McKay (Billie Kay) could join AEW.
Lee and McKay made up the IIconics in WWE and fans were disappointed when they were split up last year, and then even more disappointed when they were released last month.
Admitting there’s an obvious element of bias, Spears was definitely on board with the idea of the Aussie duo joining the promotion, saying:
“Those kind of questions are a little above my pay grade. Being biased and obviously being selfish, of course I think both of those women individually are incredible talents, but collectively they are over the moon in terms of talent. I don’t need to sell Cassie Lee or Billie Kay, I don’t need to sell any of those guys to you. You know what they are capable of, you know how highly entertaining they are, and when it comes to in-ring ability, they just complement each other so well.
“In terms of where they’ll show up (mimics praying) Tony why not? But again, those things are above my pay grade. When things like that happen, and they happen to everybody, I tell everybody this not just those two, but I’ve been released before. Everybody loses their job at some point, you’re either there for 30 years and they give you a gold watch and you retire or things happen. The main thing is how you bounce back. Really good individuals, really strong-willed individuals and people with even a chip on their shoulder, they have a tendency to bounce back and land on their feet, and those two women are going to land on their feet without question. Wherever they go, they’re going to be on TV together somewhere. So selfishly I’d like us to get ahold of them first, but wherever they go they’re going to make a massive impactful debut. I expect nothing less from those two.”
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In the same interview, Shawn Spears hinted that there’s legitimate heat between members of the Inner Circle and Pinnacle ahead of Blood & Guts – you can see his comments at this link.
Keep an eye out on our exclusives page as we’ll have more quotes from the interview coming out in the next few days.
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