WWE had released several stars on April 15th this year due to the budget cuts amid the COVID-19 pandemic. One of them was Peyton Royce who has filed a trademark and she would be wrestling under a new ring name, Cassie Lee, as Vince McMahon won’t let her keep her name, which he owns. WWE Star Calls Mickie James ‘Dumb Low Life’
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Peyton Royce (now known as Cassie Lee) is going forward with her career and the release is not holding her back from anything. Previously it was Dave Meltzer who had reported the news and it has now been confirmed. She has also changed her name on social media. The new ring name is taken from her real name Cassie McIntosh.
It is understood that she had officially filed the paperwork on April 19th to trademark the ring name. Peyton Royce had wrestled as KC Cassidy early in her career. She had also wrestled a match against Eva Marie as “Cassie” on the July 22, 2015 edition of NXT. Ronda Rousey ‘Botches’ 2021 WWE Promo
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“IC 025. US 022 039. G & S: Hats; Shirts; Socks; Bandanas; Sweatshirts; Hooded sweatshirts”
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She is currently under WWE’s non-compete clause which will keep her away from joining any other promotion. But once it expires she would be voyaging on the new experiences of life. It is to be seen where the former IIconics member lands. Vince also forced Chelsea Green to go by Victorious on Smackdown before her firing.