When their Impact run ended last spring, Cassie Lee and Jessie McKay of The IInspiration announced they’d be “indefinitely stepping away from in-ring action”.
It was disappointing news for fans of the duo, who as Peyton Royce & Billy Kay of The IIconics had been an entertaining part of WWE for five-plus years in both NXT and on the main roster before their 2021 release. That disappointment was tempered when Lee & her husband, AEW’s Shawn Spears, revealed they were expecting.
Baby Austin arrived in January of this year, and now mom’s ready to get back to business. The Cassie Lee comeback will happen in her native Australia, on World Series Wrestling’s Full Throttle tour of Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane, and Sydney from Oct. 6-13.
♀️— Cassie Lee (@CassieLee) May 23, 2023
Let’s grapple! @WSWWrestlingAUS https://t.co/EXRM3xAg0M pic.twitter.com/73uZBY2A6N
McKay, Lee’s best friend and the partner with whom she won both the WWE Women’s & Impact Knockouts Tag titles, says she’s currently focused on her acting career, but she’s obviously very happy for her fellow IInspirational IIcon:
My girl!! ♀️ ♥️ pic.twitter.com/jCOophYDLu— Jessica McKay (@JessicaMcKay) May 23, 2023
Is this tour a one-off, or the start of a bigger comeback? We’ll have to wait and see. So for now we’ll just say... Welcome back, Cassie Lee!