Big WWE Push For Peyton Royce, Braun Strowman’s Mental Health

WWE Push Peyton Royce

Big WWE Push For Peyton Royce

The WWE made the decision to dissolve The Iiconics recently, but they appear ready to push Peyton Royce to the top.

Following a loss to the Riott Squad on RAW this past Monday night, the pair of Royce and Billie Kay had to disband. 

It was Vince McMahon’s decision, according to Mike Johnson of PW Insider Elite, to begin the Royce push. Officials, including McMahon, made that decision earlier in the day before RAW. 

“I was told by several people that Peyton Royce is earmarked for a singles push,” the report stated. “They’ve decided that they wanted to push her. This is not the case of Billie Kay’s leaving the company or anything like that.

“I was told that it’s just they want to push Peyton and try and go in a different direction with her. The decision was made that Peyton was one of the people who was going to be pushed going further and this was their means to an end.”


The 27-year-old Royce is a former WWE tag team champion with Kay. She received a tryout with the promotion during a tour in her home country of Australia.

In 2015, Royce became an NXT trainee, making her debut a few months later. 

RAW Underground featured a match with Jessamyn Duke knocking out Kay. She now has a reason for being removed from current television. 

Braun Strowman’s Mental Health

For as physically-scary as Braun Strowman looks inside the WWE ring, even he has battled his own inner demons.

The 6-foot-8, 385-pound former WWE champion opened up about his mental health last year during an episode of WWE Chronicle.

“I got to the point where I was on the verge of I had enough,” Strowman said (thanks to NY Post for the quotes). “Kind of busted in on Vince (McMahon) one day in a meeting. I was like, ‘I need to talk to you,’ and he kicked everybody out of the production meeting and he sat down and talked to me.”


Stowman said the conversation with McMahon was “not like boss-to-employee but like man-to-man, almost like a father-son talk thing.”

At the time, Strowman was contemplating killing himself after growing disillusioned with his own work. 

“I’m very thankful to have a relationship with him like that because I might not even be here,” he said. “I don’t even like talking about this out loud but I was thinking about killing myself a couple of times.

“That I got to that point, I should have talked to somebody sooner. I never knew how much he cared about me. I thought I was just a number in a system. That day, he made me realize that I’m more important than a number; I can’t thank him enough for doing that.”

Thankfully, Strowman is in a better place; which saw him win the Universal Championship at WrestleMania 36. Currently, he is in a feud with Roman Reigns and “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt. 

They met at Payback, with Reigns winning the belt.

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