Billie Kay is a beautiful new edition to the SmackDown Live roster. This Australian-born star made a big splash on the SmackDown after WrestleMania show, alongside Peyton Royce. They immediately catapulted themselves near the very top of the WWE women’s division by taking out “The Queen” Charlotte Flair and leaving her lying in the ring. What’s next for Royce and Kay, the duo known as “The IIconics”?
Kay’s real name is Jessica McKay. She was born on June 23, 1989. Much like her tag team partner, McKay’s birthplace is also Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. She also attended the same high school as Royce (Westfields Sports High School).
McKay began watching wrestling at the age of 10. She made her pro wrestling debut on her 18th birthday as part of the PWA Australia promotion. She remained with the promotion until 2015, winning the PWWA Championship on two occasions.
Before getting signed to the big leagues (i.e. WWE), McKay wrestled in various independent promotions in North America, such as Ring Of Honor (ROH), Combat Zone Wrestling (CZW), NCW Femmes Fatales, and Chikara. She first caught the attention of WWE back in August 2014 during a tryout in her home country of Australia.
In April 2015, McKay was brought into the WWE as an NXT trainee. In June of that year, she made her official televised NXT debut, wrestling under the ring name “Jesse” in a losing effort against Becky Lynch. Two months later, her name was changed to “Billie Kay.”
While in NXT, Kay was most successful when teamed up with Peyton Royce. Collectively, they were known as “The Iconic Duo” (now known as “The IIconics”). This team brought Billie Kay into the limelight as the duo routinely faced top stars from Ember Moon to Asuka. Although they were a definite threat to the NXT Women’s Championship, neither were able to capture the gold while on the roster.
Kay jumped to the main roster on the April 10th edition of SmackDown Live. On that night, they made their presence felt, beating down one of the best female wrestlers in the company.
The future looks bright for Billie Kay. And her photo gallery is way too hot to miss!