I have uploaded photos from last nights ‘WWE Raw’ with Stephen. Check them out over on the gallery.
The multiverse has shattered and the biggest crossover in WWE history will take place at SummerSlam when nefarious evildoers “The Prince of Dark Matter” Stardust and “The Bare-Knuckle Brawler” King Barrett join forces to battle “The Man That Gravity Forgot” Neville and DC Comics’ Green Arrow – Stephen Amell.
In May, lifelong WWE fan Stephen Amell — the star of the hit show “Arrow” and Casey Jones in next summer’s “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2” — was sitting at ringside for the final Raw at Nassau Coliseum. Although Amell was only in attendance as a fan, that didn’t stop Stardust from getting in the “Arrow” star’s face, resulting in a tense stare down. Neville defeated Stardust in the match that followed, but The Prince of Dark Matter focused his attention on Amell — convinced that the actor wasn’t just portraying Green Arrow — but that he actually is DC Comics’ Emerald Archer.
As a social media war of words erupted between Amell and Stardust, the Superstar from the Fifth Dimension continued his rivalry with Neville. Believing The Man That Gravity Forgot could be the hero to his villain, Stardust taunted the high-flying Superstar while also continuing to verbally jab at his Hollywood nemesis. As the exchanges and taunts intensified and Stardust sustained his insistence that Amell was actually Green Arrow, the star of “Arrow” announced he was coming to Raw as a special guest star — no doubt aiming to confront his foe.
On Raw, Amell was sitting at ringside — preferring to sit with the WWE Universe during his visit as Raw’s special guest star — he told Renee Young he was disappointed that Stardust had yet to show up. After Neville defeated King Barrett, Stardust appeared, taking out The Man That Gravity Forgot before sliding out of the ring to slap his social media rival. Amell didn’t take the attack lightly and hopped the barricade, jumped in the ring and retaliated against Stardust. Security immediately pulled Amell away as Barrett and Stardust retreated.
After the match, Triple H chastized Amell for his actions. Much like his TV alter-ego, however, Amell refused to back down and he and Neville issued a challenge for SummerSlam. At first, The Game dismissed the actor’s plea, but Amell was persistent and insisted on accepting all the risks that come with setting foot inside a WWE ring. After mulling his decision for a moment, Triple H made it official.
Amell, of course, is no slouch when it comes to physicality. The Toronto native does many of his own stunts, trains in parkour and is an expert at the dauntingly difficult salmon ladder exercise. Stepping inside the squared circle against two former Intercontinental Champions is daring, but the “Arrow” star has the athletic ability and endurance to hold his own in a fight, especially with Neville in his corner. Then again, if he really is The Green Arrow as Stardust insists, then maybe all he needs is a handy boxing glove arrow.
Will Neville and Stephen Amell dispose of their dastardly foes and be the heroes the WWE Universe deserves? Or will Stardust and King Barrett expose Amell’s true identity and make him wish he had never set foot inside the squared circle? There’s only one way to find out: Watch SummerSlam, a special four-hour event, live and only on WWE Network Sunday, Aug. 23, at 7 ET/4 PT.
Arrow fans already know to set aside their Wednesday nights at 8 pm when the show is in season, but they might want to make some appointment viewing at the same time on a Monday night this week.
That’s because the WWE is heavily promoting the fact that TV’s Oliver Queen, Stephen Amell, will be a guest on tonight’s episode of Monday Night Raw from Seattle. His appearance is the biggest escalation yet of an ongoing war of words — one waged primarily on Twitter to this point — between the actor and a wrestler who knows something about costumed alter egos: Cody Rhodes, currently better known as Stardust.
Though at one point it looked like we might see Amell in the ring at the WWE’s second biggest pay-per-view event of the year, SummerSlam, it now seems more likely that he’ll just be there to “give the rub” to Stardust and leave the in-ring work to a proxy. The way the feud has been written so far, all signs point to Neville, who has some comic book stylings of his own as the “Man Gravity Forgot,” actually locking up with Stardust on August 23 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
Then again, the card hasn’t been officially announced yet outside of the main selling point, a rematch between Brock Lesnar and the Undertaker, so you can always hope, and the WWE (and pro wrestling as a whole, for that matter), does have a long history of using celebs like Amell in the ring in special circumstances. Even if we don’t get to see him get physical, at least the WWE is getting into the proper Arrow Season 4 spirit, advertising him as playing Green Arrow in the series.
We’ll be sure to give you the lowdown on any smackdown Amell is involved with later tonight. Raw airs at 8 pm on USA.
For a few months now, stemming from a WWE RAW altercation back at the end of May, a feud has been brewing between Stardust and Arrow star/wrestling fan, Stephen Amell.
Would these two ever cross paths again? Well, Amell’s tweet tonight answered that…
— Stephen Amell (@amellywood) August 4, 2015
So yes, Amell will guest star on WWE’s Monday Night Raw next Monday, August 10th. This is the first time Amell will be there in an official “guest star” capacity so we’ll probably get to see him doing an in-ring segment.
The BIG question though is whether or not this is all leading to a match between Amell and Stardust at SummerSlam? Tune in and find out!