On the latest episode of the “Nitty Gritty Dirt Show” on RussosBrand.com, host Billi Bhatti and former WWE writer Vince Russo, discussed how Peyton Royce turned down working a storyline-affair angle with WWE Hall of Famer, ‘The Nature Boy’ Ric Flair due to it being, in her opinion, a rib and because of her real-life relationship status. It should be noted that this is the same angle that Lacey Evans was inserted into before the announcement of her expecting her second child. Wrestling-Edge transcribed Bhatti’s comments. This WWE star revealed a Peyton Royce ‘failure’ on Monday Night Raw.
Bhatti: The same goes for Peyton Royce. Peyton Royce didn’t want to be in an angle where she was having an affair with Ric Flair because Peyton Royce was due for a monster-like push because WWE like her. She says that she doesn’t want to be sleeping with Ric Flair, that she is married to someone in professional wrestling and that it looked like a rib. So they ended up putting Lacey Evans in that spot who they were pretty much done with and didn’t want to re-push again and she is where she is because Peyton Royce didn’t want to do that particular angle. So they put Lacey in there and took Peyton off of TV.
In other news revolving Peyton Royce, former WWE Smackdown Women’s Champion Bayley discussed Royce’s fiery and emotional promo from ‘Talking Smack’ on a recent edition of Corey Graves’ ‘After The Bell’ podcast. WWE’s resident ‘Role Model’ stated the following remarks. Credit to EssentiallySports for the below quotes.
“I think she’s finding it by just genuinely being herself,” said Bayley. “Like everything she said on Raw talk, I know is what she feels and what’s within her because we talked about it so much.”
Peyton Royce recently reacted to this disrespect by Bruce Prichard. Bayley continued by saying: ““So I feel like for Peyton specifically, this anger is only going to help her and it’s going to help her truly find herself,” She continued, “It’s going to help her find how she wants to carry herself and how she wants to be perceived by the fans and by the company.”
Bayley concluded by proclaiming: “She’s already getting so frustrated that it’s coming out. So for me, I think that it’s gonna work just being her. She has an awesome look,”