Arrow Star Stephen Amell in Pro Wrestling?
The CW and DC Comics’s superhero character “Arrow” may be stepping off the screen and into the ring to battle a real WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) villain. Hollywood Life reports that “Arrow” star Stephen Amell will wrestle Stardust (the alter ego of Cody Rhodes) at this year’s SummerSlam in New York. Neither WWE nor Amell himself have confirmed the news as of publication but when we receive an update on this news, we will let you know.
The feud between the actor and the wrestler began with a bit of Twitter banter after Amell said he’d be attending WWE’s weekly flagship program “Raw” on May 25, where Stardust competed in a match against the man that gravity forgot, Neville. Stardust lost the match, but issued a challenge to Amell, calling him out for “pretending” that Arrow was just a TV character and not his real identity. Now, it seems Amell may have accepted.
“The WWE and Stephen are deciding if he should wrestle as himself or Arrow,” an insider told Hollywood Life, “in the next few weeks, that will be answered but what can be answered now is that he will definitely have a match against WWE Superstar Stardust.”
SummerSlam is set to take place August 23 at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on pay per view and the award winning WWE Network.