September 28, 2020

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Cassandra McIntosh Arneill is a 27-year-old Australian professional wrestler and model. She is signed to the WWE and performs on RAW under the ring name, Peyton Royce. She is one half of the tag team, The Ilconics, alongside Billie Kay.

In February 2009, McIntosh made her wrestling debut in Pro Wrestling Alliance’s under the ring name, KC Cassidy. She also wrestled for Shimmer Women Athletes, Pro Wrestling Alliance Australia, New Horizons Pro Wrestling, Melbourne City Wrestling and Riot City Wrestling.

In August 2014, McIntosh had a tryout for WWE during the WWE tour in Australia. She became an NXT trainee in April 2015 and made her televised in–ring debut on May 15 in a losing effort to Sasha Banks. Her ring name was changed to Peyton Royce in August.

In October 2016, Peyton Royce teamed with Billie Key to form the tag team, The Iconic Duo. Throughout 2017, Royce wrestled and earned victories over Aliyah, Sarah Logan, and Ruby Riott.

Peyton Royce made her main roster debut on April 8 2018 at WrestleMania 34 competing in the first WrestleMania Women’s Battle Royal. Both Peyton Royce and Billie Kay made their main roster debut together as The Ilconics in April 2018 on SmackDown attacking then SmackDown Women’s Champion, Charlotte Flair.

A few weeks later, the Ilconics earned their first victory on the main roster over Asuka and Becky Lynch. The Ilconics feuded with Naomi and Asuka and also in singles matches. Both Peyton Royce and Billie Kay competed in the WWE’s first all-women’s-pay-per-view, Evolution, but were the first two competitors eliminated in the battle royal.

At WrestleMania 35, Peyton Royce and Billie Kay won the fatal four-way match to win the Women’s Tag Team Championship for the first time. The Ilconics lost their titles to Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross on an episode of RAW in August 2019.

In May 2020, Petyon Royce and Billie Kay returned to the RAW roster.

Peyton Royce


Birth Name: Cassandra McIntosh Arneill
Born: November 10, 1992, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Height: 5 ft 7 in (170 cm)
Weight: 132 lb (60 kg)
Spouse: Shawn Spears
Ring name(s): Peyton Royce, Cassie, KC Cassidy
Current Roster: WWE RAW
Finishing Move(s): Venus Fly-Trap Suplex / Peyton-Plex, Gory neckbreaker

Career Championships and Accomplishments

  • Melbourne City Wrestling
  • Vera and Jenny Memorial Cup (2014)
  • International Pro Wrestling: United Kingdom
  • IPW:UK Women’s Championship (1 time)
  • Prairie Wrestling Alliance
  • PWA Women’s Championship (1 time)
  • World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
  • WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship (1 time)