Shawn Spears would like to see the former IIconics in AEW.
On Thursday, April 15th, 2021, Peyton Royce and Billie Kay were released by WWE. Now, Cassie Lee and Jessie McKay are building their next step and the next phase of their journey. One thing that is for certain is the pair will be launching a podcast called Off Her Chops. Their future in wrestling however remains up in the air.
Of course, All Elite Wrestling is seen as the top promotion in North America outside of WWE, and Cassie Lee’s husband, Shawn Spears, is a top star in that promotion. Speaking with Inside The Ropes, Spears open. The. Wanting to see his wife and her best friend end up working alongside him in AEW and even stated that he doesn't think he would need to explain to Tony Khan what the pair brings to the table.
“Selfishly, of course! Why would I not want my wife working there? Not only do I feel it’d be great to see her on a weekly basis with me, but what her and Jess can offer our women’s division and the entertainment world as a whole is just second to none. You’ve seen how entertaining they are. I don’t need to explain to you what they bring to the table, and I don’t think I would need to explain to Tony Khan what they bring to the table either. That guy knows everything about every talent. He’s just… He’s a numbers guy. He’s got everything down to a science and he’s got the memory of like… I’ve never seen anything like it, it blows my mind. But selfishly, of course, I would love to see them both in AEW.
“I think, at some point, somebody’s going to put them both on TV so selfishly, I’d like us to get a grab of them first, because wherever they land, they’re going to stand out, they’re going to make a splash. They’re going to make headlines. I want those headlines right alongside AEW, so for the business sense of things, yes, I want them with us. For the selfish personal aspect of things – Yes, I want them with us. But again, those conversations are for talent relations and they’re for EVPs and they’re for CEOs.”
Both Cassie and Jess have trademarked their names for future use going forward and currently, many of the released Superstars are just waiting out the 90-day no-compete clause before taking the next step in their careers.