Cassie McIntosh (born 10 November 1992) is an Australian model and professional wrestler currently signed to WWE under the ring name Peyton Royce.
In February 2009, McIntosh made her professional wrestling debut at Pro Wrestling Women’s Alliance (PWAA) as KC Cassidy, and would compete on the
independent circuit with multiple promotions for several years, becoming a one-time PWA Women’s Champion, and winning the Vera and Jenny Memorial Cup for
the support of breast cancer.
In 2015, McIntosh signed a contract with WWE, and was assigned to WWE’s Performance Center in Orlando, Florida under the ring name Cassie (later changed to
McIntosh received a tryout with WWE during their tour of Australia in August 2014. On April 13, 2015, WWE announced McIntosh as part of a new class of NXT
trainees. She made her televised debut on the May 15 episode of NXT, in a loss to the NXT Women’s Champion Sasha Banks. On the July 22 episode of NXT,
McIntosh faced off the debuting Eva Marie, in a losing effort. On August 7, Cassidy was given the new ring name Peyton Royce.
After competing in most of her matches at NXT as a face, Royce competed on her first match as a villainess on the December 9 episode of NXT, losing to the NXT
Women’s Champion Bayley in a non-title match. On the January 13, 2016, episode of NXT, Royce competed in a number one contender’s battle royal for Bayley’s
NXT Women’s Championship, which was won by Carmella.After some hiatus from live in-ring television action, Royce returned on the May 18 episode of NXT losing