Double trouble: Billie Kay & Peyton Royce’s plan for NXT dominance
When Peyton Royce and Billie Kay first joined the ranks of NXT, it seemed their story was something out of a fairytale. Two Australian-born women who attended the same high school in Sydney, trained at the same wrestling school and eventually achieved their lifelong dream of joining WWE at the same time. A year and a half later, the fairytale is now a nightmare for the rest of NXT’s Women’s division.
“Our partnership is so strong because of its foundation,” Billie Kay told WWE.com. “A lot of teams in NXT form because they have the common goal of winning. Peyton and I are much more than that. No one has our back story.
“We were the only two people who got signed by WWE at our tryout in Melbourne, Australia. We moved here together and lived together. I know what Peyton is thinking before she thinks it and she knows what I'm going to do before I do it. Our bond to each other is what makes us iconic.”
While it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to understand how highly Royce and Kay think of themselves, it’s their antics that have placed them in a questionable light. Those antics have been on display with the mental and physical intimidation both ladies have used to target Liv Morgan.
“Liv Morgan is dumb if she thinks she can make waves in NXT by herself,” Royce said. “Billie and I are smart. We are well aware we can get the job done on our own but we are also humble enough to realize we can run this division together. Her little friend Aliyah found that out after we beat her up, too.”
Could Kay and Royce’s alliance follow in the footsteps of other previously impactful groups, like the BFFs and the famed Four Horsewomen? Both ladies say the key to their journey toward greatness lies in their ongoing ability to keep each other motivated.
“We are extremely honest with each other and share our whole lives together,” Kay revealed. “We know each other’s fears, passions, weaknesses and strengths. We keep each other on track by being each other’s support network.”
NXT’s “Venus Flytrap” echoed her confidant’s declaration.
“We never lose sight of what we want and if one starts slipping, which would never happen, we have no issues getting the other back in line,” Royce said. “We don’t have boundaries with each other, we don’t get offended by each other; we know we are pushing each other to get to where we want to be.”
And where do Royce and Kay want to be? On top of the division as NXT Women’s Champion. However, there is one small kink in their plan: Two women can’t hold one title. Or can they? At the end of the interview, Kay explained.
“The day of our WWE tryout, we got into the cab to take us to the arena,” NXT’s Femme Fatale recalled. “While we were inside the cab, Peyton and I looked at each other and said we would do this together, which is exactly what we have done and have continued to do.
“If one of us gets the opportunity to become the NXT Women's Champion, the other one will help and support in every way,” Kay continued. “The NXT roster and NXT Universe need to remember that we are more than a team. We are each other's family, and you don't turn your back on family.”