Cassandra Arneill (formerly McIntosh, born November 10, 1992) is an Australian wrestler and model who has signed WWE as Peyton Royce and works for the raw brand. She is half of the IIconics label team alongside Billy Kay.
In February 2009, McIntosh made his professional wrestling debut as KC Cassidy at the Pro Wrestling Women’s Alliance (PWWA), competing in independent professional wrestling organizations for several years and once becoming the PWA Women’s Champion, winning Vera and Jenny Memorial cup that promotes breast cancer.
McIntosh approved an agreement with WWE in 2015, and she was assigned to the WWE development brand NXT in Orlando, Florida.
Early life of wrestler Peyton Royce
To train at Lance Storm, Cassandra (“Cathy”) McIntosh was born in Sydney, New South Wales, and moved to Melbourne, Victoria, and Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Before her training, she is good at dancing. She visited Westfields Sports, the same high school as her fellow fighter and her future team partner, Billy Kay. McIntosh started seeing wrestling at the age of nine, citing Eddie Guerrero as an influence for becoming her expert wrestler.
Professional wrestling career
Independent circuit (2009-2015)
On February 28, 2009, McIntosh made his expert in wrestling appearance as KC Cassidy in the Pro Wrestling Women’s Alliance, teaming up with Robbie Eagles in a mixed tag team match, defeating Madison Eagles and Mike Valuable. In her promotion the following year, she exchanged victories with Jesse McKay in a singles match. This includes one defeat in a PWWA Championship match. On January 7, 2011, she failed to challenge Madison Eagles to the championship. On June 20, 2011, KC Cassidy and Tenille Tayla beat Eliza Sway and Shazza McKenzie.
Cassidy has participated twice in the All-Women Promotion Shimmer Women Athletes in the United States as a team partner at Bambi Hall. She was originally Su Yung’s intended opponent at the Shine Wrestling event in Ybor City, Florida, but she replaced Rhia O’Reilly.
McIntosh received a WWE tryout during his August 2014 tour of Australia and became an NXT trainee on April 13, 2015. Champion Sasha Banks. On July 22, during an NXT episode, McIntosh (as Cassie) was defeated by Eva Marie, where she was defeated.
On August 7, she was given her new ring name, Peyton Royce. Royce began to struggle like a heel after losing to NXT Women’s Champion Bailey untitled at NXT on December 9 after showing up in the last NXT match. On January 13, 2016, Royce participated in Carmella’s winning battle royale for Bailey’s NXT Women’s Championship during an NXT episode.
In October, Royce formed an alliance with Billy Kay, who was later called the Iconic Duo. The duo was then involved in a feud with Liv Morgan, where a six-female tag team match was played at NXT on November 23, with Morgan, Aliyah, and Ember Moon playing Royce, Kay, and Daria Berenato. In late December, Kay and Royce were involved in a short battle after Asuka of the NXT Women’s Championship said there was no competition with her.
January 28, 2017, NXT Takeover: At San Antonio, Royce was associated in a four-way match against Kay, Nikki Cross, and Asuka, but Royce lost to win the NXT Women’s Championship. Shortly after that, in late February, Royce beat Ember Moon and Live Morgan with a three threat and won an extra chance at Asuka’s NXT Women’s Championship, but she couldn’t win again.
Throughout the year, Royce continued to win against competitors such as Aliyah, Sarah Logan, and Ruby Riott. After defeating Liv Morgan and Nikki Cross with a triple threat at NXT Takeover: WarGames, Royce takes part in the deadly 4-way match of the vacant NXT Women’s Championship, with Ember Moon finally winning Did.
In December, Royce lost to Moon in an untitled game. This was her last game at NXT. Royce appeared on the first main roster at WrestleMania 34 on April 8, 2018, competed with several other NXT superstars at the first WrestleMania Women’s Battle Royal at WrestleMania 34 was eliminated by Sarah Logan.
The IIconics (2018-Present)
Royce and Kay, now known as The IIconics, in an episode of SmackDown Live that attacked then-SmackDown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair on April 10, 2018, while promoting the match WrestleMania 34. Made his main roster debut. IIconics won the first major roster victory over Asuka and Becky Lynch. Over the next few months, Royce played in several singles and team matches but ultimately lost everything. In August, The IIconics began her first major roster rivalry with Naomi, beating her in a single match.
Ultimately, Naomi game with Asuka but loose to IIconics at the Super Showdown in Australia on October 6. Three weeks later, Royce and Kay joined WWE’s first female pay-per-view, Evolution. They were the first two to be excluded from Battle Royale for the upcoming women’s championship game.
On January 27, 2019, Kay and Royce defeated Nikki Cross before being knocked out by Lacey Evans in their first royal rumble match at numbers 7 and 9, respectively. On February 17, in the Elimination Chamber, IIconics participated in the Elimination Chamber Tag Team Match of the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship, which Sasha Banks and Bayley won.
In March, IIconics began a feud between Banks and Bayley, who lost the untitled match. For their victory, they (and the other two teams) challenged Banks and Bailey for the championship at WrestleMania 35 with a deadly foursome.
At Raw on August 5, IIconics lost the titles of Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross in a deadly 4-way match. On October 28, IIconics lost in a tag team match between Charlotte Flair and Natalya. On May 11, IIconics returned to Raw for a match between Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross. The duo lost to Peyton and attacked Bliss. This led to a behind-the-scenes debate, where Kay slapped Royce and apologized.
Lois made his WWE video game debut as a playable character in WWE 2K18 and has since appeared in WWE 2K19 and WWE 2K20.
Wrestler Peyton Royce personal life
She married her fellow wrestler Shawn Spears in August 2019.
Wrestler Peyton Royce Achievements
- Royce was once a female champion of the Prairie Wrestling Alliance (PWA)
- Lois once became the WWE Women’s Tag Team Champion with Billie Kay
- Royce won the Vera and Jenny Memorial Cup in 2014
Wrestler Peyton Royce Physical measurement
Wrestler Peyton Royce Height: 170 cm
Wrestler Peyton Royce Weight: 60 kg = 132 lbs
Wrestler Peyton Royce Eye color: black
Wrestler Peyton Royce Hair color: black
Wrestler Peyton Royce Education:
- Highest degree: Graduation
- School: Westfields Sports High School
Wrestler Peyton Royce Favorite celebrities and other favorites
- Favorite Wrestler: Trish Stratus
- Favorite actor: Unknown
- Favorite actress: Angelina Jolie
- Hobbies: Wrestling and dancing
- Favorite foods: oats, fruits, cakes
- Dream Vacation Destination: Unknown
- Favorite color: black