Peyton Royce Reveals Eddie Guerrero Inspired Her To Wrestle

Peyton Royce hopes to impact someone like Eddie Guerrero impacted her. 

When she was a young girl, Peyton Royce was a fan of professional wrestling and watched it every week with her family. In an interview on Chasing Glory with Lilian Garcia, Royce said even though she danced through-out high school, she knew her dream was to be a professional wrestler. 

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"When I was 13 years old, I knew I wanted to wrestle. I knew I wanted to be a wrestler for the WWE. Although dancing had my heart, it was not my dream, wrestling was," said Royce. "It had honestly not cross my mind that I could do that. I hate that this event is what snapped my head but it was the day Eddie Guerrero died. That was it for me. I used to pray at night and I would say 'I'm going to do this for you because you gave me all these memories and all these feelings.' I just want to give that to someone else like he did," she continued.  

Royce and her tag-team partner and best friend Billie Kay made their WWE main roster debut last week on Smackdown when they attacked Charlotte Flair and cost her the Smackdown Women's Championship. In the rest of the interview, Royce and Kay talked about their lives before leaving Australia to become wrestlers and the process of that transition. 

The full interview can be found at

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