The equivalent of the celebrity stunt casting in professional wrestling is the celebrity beef, when a wrestler calls out a celebrity over some imagined slight and the two end up facing off in the ring together. One recent participant was Jon Stewart, whose “feud” with Seth Collins caused a ratings bump when the Daily Show host turned up on Monday Night RAW. Fortunately for the short and untoned Stewart, wrestling is fake and he was able to come out of the encounter unscathed, but what if a wrestler were to face someone who could legitimately be a threat. Someone whose day job (and now summer job) is playing a superhero/vigilante? Stephen Amell: Llllllllllllet’s get ready to rumble!!!!! (Maybe. If the rumor’s true.)
As you may have seen already, Stardust called out Amell on last week’s RAW:
Following up on that, the gossip blog Hollywood Life announced that the match is going to go down, and more than that Amell is going to face-off against Stardust dressed as the titular hero from the CW’s Arrow.
“Steven is looking to get in the ring for the WWE and the match looks like it will take place at SummerSlam in NYC,” Hollywood Life exclaimed. “The WWE and Stephen are deciding if he should wrestle as himself or Arrow, 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.”
However, Hollywood Life forgot to check one source in particular, Amell himself:
Lots of rumors circulating that I’m fighting @StardustWWE at Summerslam. Not true. Cody wants no piece of me.
— Stephen Amell (@amellywood) May 31, 2015
Of course that’s not to say that Amell is official out of any SummerSlam face-off against Stardust. SummerSlam will take place on August 23, so there’s still plenty of time to arrange something, and coincidentally, Amell is currently in New York filming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2. As for appearing as the Arrow, that will require the permission of the CW and production studio Warner Bros., but as the saying goes there’s no such thing as bad publicity, so why the heck wouldn’t they give their okay.
I can see if now: Stardust in the ring, trash-talking Amell. And then, you hear a terse voice saying, “Stardust, you have failed this city!” Then you look up and see a costumed Amell swing down from the rafters and enter the ring. Hell, even I might tune in to watch, and I didn’t even like wrestling as a kid. I guess we’ll have to wait and see if it happens though.
Source: Comic Book Movie