2016 NXT Breakout Star of the Year
Peyton Royce: Bio
If you look at the way Peyton Royce gracefully moves around the ring, you might confuse her for a dancer. That’s because, at one point, she was.
Peyton grew up pursuing dance, until the art of wrestling caught her eye. She and fellow NXT Superstar Billie Kay started out in the squared circle together, training in Sydney, Australia. From there, Peyton moved on to Calgary, Alberta, Canada, where she trained with technical wizard Lance Storm.
Since then, Peyton has created a unique offense based around a dazzling array of kicks that are equal parts ballerina and martial artist. That earned her notoriety on the independent scene, where she competed in Australia and the U.S., eventually earning her a spot in NXT. She found great success in 2016 when she started to team with BFF Billie Kay. Together, Royce and Kay were voted NXT Breakout Star of 2016.
Peyton Royce is still new to NXT, but anyone standing across the ring from her would be wise not to underestimate her, or else they’ll get a wakeup call in the form of a boot to the face.