WWE/IMPACT Tag Champs Taking A Break From Wrestling
The IInspiration are taking a break from wrestling for the time being. What will they be up to next? Let's find out.
Cassie Lee & Jessie McKay, known as The IInspiration in Impact and The IIconics, have announced they are “indefinitely stepping away from in-ring action.”
The two released a joint statement announcing they’re stepping away from IMPACT and wrestling.
— Cassie Lee (@CassieLee) April 27, 2022
What’s Next For The IInspiration?
While the two have made no official announcement on their next steps, if they are stepping away from wrestling, they can pursue a few options.
Both McKay and Lee have earned enormous followings from their time in WWE and IMPACT. The two both have fan sites on the BrandArmy platform, where they charge fans $9.99 for photoshoots and behind-the-scenes details of their lives. Both wrestlers earn over $30,000 a month on their fan sites. So clearly, they don’t need to wrestle for the money.
Both women have expressed interest in expanding into acting, so perhaps they are taking time off to pursue other projects.
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And then, of course, there is reason to think they are going to AEW or back to WWE. WWE has failed to build a coherent women’s tag division while AEW struggles to even put their women’s television on their top television show. So neither option is excellent.
Regardless, both are immensely talented and should do well in whatever they pursue. Good luck, ladies!
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Fellow Wrestlers Pay Tribute.
Both stars are beloved in the wrestling community. Several IMPACT stars and the indie scene tweeted well-wishes to the Australian duo.
Your hard work, determination, professionalism (and of course talent) will carry you through whatever you decide to put your efforts toward.
Continue to IInspire.
— ✖️ DEANER ✖️ (@CodyDeaner) April 27, 2022
— Kaleb with a K (@kalebKonley) April 27, 2022
I cannot wait to see where life takes you two ❤️ https://t.co/qMlBx0NcE6
— The Virtuosa (@DeonnaPurrazzo) April 27, 2022
One thing I’ve always admired about the #IInspiration is that they’ve never wavered on who they are. In the ring & in life, they stay true to themselves! This decision just affirms that. @JessicaMcKay & @CassieLee I can’t wait to see what’s next. Something iiconic, I’m sure. ♥️
— CHELSEA GREEN (@ImChelseaGreen) April 27, 2022
Huge iinspirations ❤️ https://t.co/3zPo03psp0
— Indianapolis Lumis (@indi_hartwell) April 27, 2022
Them signing with a major company opened a lot of people’s eyes to the talent that Australia has to offer, and wrestling is better for it. ❤️
— Nicole Matthews (@nmatthewsninja) April 27, 2022
— Gail Kim-Irvine (@gailkimITSME) April 27, 2022
It was an honor and a privilege to work with you both @CassieLee @JessicaMcKay. I wish you both nothing but all the success in the world. Until our paths cross again, good luck and Thank You! https://t.co/JMekt2TdGP
— Referee Brandon Tolle (@RefBrandonTolle) April 27, 2022
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