Former WWE Women's Tag Team Champions Billie Kay and Peyton Royce were among the many WWE Superstar released last week, to the disappointment of many WWE fans.
This week, former WWE creative team member Vince Russo took to his own Writing With Russo podcast, where he shared his opinion on each of the former IIconics.
Russo began by speaking about Billie Kay, who he believes should venture outside of the wrestling world. Russo said:
"You're talking about the 'it' factor. Those are the nuances of which you speak. I will say to Billie Kay what I've been saying through my television set to Charly Caruso for years. Get out of there... I'm saying the same thing to Billie Kay. Billie Kay needs a good agent. She now needs to use her resume - 'I have TV experience, I was in the WWE, here's my reel, I did this and I did that'. She can be an unbelievable actress, a comedian, the role where you need the funny hot girl, the accent on top... she does not need to be in wrestling. She does not need the wrestling business. She has the 'it' factor”
Russo followed up by discussing Peyton Royce, and he believes he has the reason for her release figured out. Vince explained:
"We all heard Vince wanted to go with Peyton but they were really still not doing anything with her... Then all of a sudden she cuts that promo. I don't know how much of that was half-shoot, half-work but it sounded like part of it was half-shoot. Now they put her in the match with Asuka. Now I remember in that match there were a couple of spots were... now what I'm saying is, this is how they work - she shot her mouth off a little bit, alright you want the spot? We're gonna give you the spot. Now those same people are waiting at the monitor waiting for one... as soon as it happens they say to themselves "That's why you're not in the spot and how dare you question us and how dare you go into business for yourself blah blah blah". The next thing you know, we're making financial cuts. That's how it works, man. I gotta be honest with you, that's why it really sucks working there unless you're in that top tier and maybe there are 10 people in that top tier, I think I'm being generous. You're constantly walking on eggshells"
(H/T and transcribed by SKWrestling)