The first match for SummerSlam isn’t Brock Lesnar vs. Seth Rollins for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. It’s Arrow star Stephen Amell taking on Stardust. For real.
That’s according to a report on HollywoodLife.com. The 34-year-old star of the DC Comics TV series appeared in the audience during Monday night’s edition of Raw. Of course, Stardust taunted Amell and later called out the actor on Raw Fallout.
Amell threw out his own warning on, where else, Twitter to the former Cody Rhodes.
— Stephen Amell (@amellywood) May 26, 2015
Amell has wanted to get into the squared circle for some time. In September 2014, he lobbied WWE on his Facebook page: “Hey WWE: How do I host Monday Night Raw? I’ll wrestle and everything. #AmellGetsRaw”
The only question now is whether Amell will wrestle as himself or Arrow on August 23 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, according to HollywoodLife.com. I’m guessing copyright issues might prevent Amell from suiting up as the Green Arrow. Nevertheless, it’s a cool bit of cross promotion.
Hey, WWE, the way to build up this match isn’t to job Stardust out to R-Truth. Maybe you could make him look strong going into it? Just a thought.