Peyton Royce carries herself with the grace and elegance of a young Sophia Loren, but once the bell rings, her raging-bull temperament takes over.
The explanation for her fluid movement — including a dazzling array of kicks that are equal parts ballerina and martial artist — is simple: Peyton grew up pursuing dance until the art of wrestling caught her eye. She broke into sports-entertainment alongside fellow NXT Superstar and “BFF” Billie Kay, training in Sydney, Australia. From there, Royce ventured to Calgary, Alberta, Canada, where she continued her studies under technical wizard Lance Storm.
Royce and Kay wouldn’t be apart for long, though, as both signed to NXT at the same time, joining the WWE Performance Center in early 2015. Since then, The Iconic Duo has journeyed up the ranks of NXT side-by-side, often tormenting other Superstars or annoying NXT General Manager William Regal. So effective are Royce & Kay as a unit, in fact, that they were collectively voted the NXT Breakout Star(s) of 2016.
Whether she’s competing as one-half of The Iconic Duo or on her own, Peyton Royce remains a serious threat in NXT — and anybody who disagrees might just wind up with a boot to the face.
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