5 Things you should know about The IIconics
- We reveal 5 Things You Should Know About WWE Women's Tag Team Champions.
The IIconics took home tag team gold at WrestleMania 35; however, the victory has not been without controversy, leaving many in the wrestling world to ponder whether the Australian duo "deserve" championship recognition.
This was made worse by backstage reports that claimed there was a locker room protest by former champions Sasha Banks and Bayley. Banks was reportedly so distraught over the victory that she has chosen to take a hiatus from wrestling.
While some fans throw out the word "deserve" with reckless abandon, those that do are often ignorant of what they are talking about. They weren't there for the blood, sweat, and tears. They are not witnesses to the humble beginnings of a WWE Superstar. The IIconics' path to wrestling stardom has been paved in struggle and hard work.
Peyton Royce and Billie Kay cleared the air on the Chasing Glory with Lilian Garcia podcast and one thing is absolutely evident, those who claim the duo do not deserve the WWE Women's Tag Team Championships do not know The IIconics.
Join us as we set things straight with 5 Things You Should Know About The IIconics.
#5. The IIconics are pioneers of the Women's Tag Team Division
While some criticize the Australian duo as a no substance flash in the pan, The IIconics have been advocating for women's tag team wrestling from the very beginning. While Sasha Banks and Bayley get much of the credit due to name recognition, both Royce and Kay have been pushing for a women's tag division backstage and via the media just as vociferously as anyone else.
When the duo finally did capture tag team gold, it was a fiteen year old dream accomplished, leaving both Kay and Royce in tears.
Billie Kay told Lilian Garcia the following,
"When we found out the women's tag team division was going to be created we were so excited just to be a part of the Elimination Chamber. We were so grateful to be a part of that match because we really wanted to help pioneer this division. Just being a part of it was incredible, but I feel like at WrestleMania 35 we couldn't have dreamed of a better WrestleMania debut as the IIconics and to win the Women's Tag Team Championships - this was our first WrestleMania, this was our debut at WrestleMania."
The women made history at WrestleMania 35 capturing their first WWE gold and it was fittingly appropriate, as the two had pushed for a women's tag team division since debuting in NXT.
Billie Kay added,
"We knew what we wanted and we knew we wanted to do this together, so that moment at WrestleMania - it was everything we had wanted and more. I feel like everything we had gone through led to that specific moment."