Jessica McKay (former WWE star Billie Kay) joined Chris Van Vliet to talk about her time in WWE as part of the IIconics tag team.
McKay talked about her release, the new tag team name “The IInspiration,” the issues she has trying to get a work visa in the United States, what she learned fro The Rock and more.
Here are some highlights:
Jessica McKay talking about the headshot resume gimmick:
“I really enjoyed that. I didn’t realize how much I enjoyed it until I got released. When the breakup of The IIconics happened, I was so lost. I just felt like a piece of me was missing. I didn’t know what the hell I was doing, and I was thinking what this character could be and where she could evolve. I was really struggling, and TJ (Wilson) was the one who really helped me just embrace who I am. I would vent every week at SmackDown. He would listen to me and would talk to me about it. When I told him about the idea of the headshot resume and what I wanted to do, he supported it. He was supportive of every idea I had and would make them 10 times better. It was a time for me to grow on my own, so I’m glad that I got to do that.”
McKay talking about the meaning behind their new name, The IInspiration:
“We were just spitballing one day. I’m pretty sure Cass came up with it. She was like, ‘Look. Hear me out’, and she said it and I loved that. When we made that decision, it’s funny because the amount of times we say the word inspire, or inspiration, to each other, I notice it now and it’s all the time. It’s just crazy that we have never really thought about that.”
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— Chris Van Vliet (@ChrisVanVliet) October 4, 2021