Peyton Royce is a villainess competing on WWE's NXT program. Before joining WWE, Peyton competed on the independent circuit under the name KC Cassidy.
Peyton made her NXT TV debut on May 15, 2015, losing to then-NXT Women Champion Sasha Banks. At the time, she competed under the name Cassie, but she began competing as Peyton Royce in August. After competing as a babyface for several months, Peyton became a villainess on the December 9 episode of NXT, competing in a losing effort against NXT Women's Champion Bayley. On the January 13, 2016 episode of NXT, the evil Peyton returned to the program and participated in a #1 Contender's Battle Royal. Peyton was one of the final five competitors remaining, as she and fellow villainess Billie Kay spent a good amount of time ganging up on Asuka. Both Peyton and Billie were eventually eliminated by Asuka.
Peyton Royce is portrayed as a twisted and crazed villainess on NXT, often making her entrance with a flower in her possession. She refers to herself as "the Venus Flytrap of NXT."