Stephen Amell Teases Arrow Season 4, Then Lets Fly With Super Moves in WWE SummerSlam Ring

If you’re looking for an enthralling, move-by-move play-by-play of Arrow star Stephen Amell’s WWE SummerSlam face-off against his social-media nemesis Stardust… this is not the place for it.

Heck, I was happy to just figure out how to sign up for WWE Network and get the app fired up on my Apple TV. Here are a few GIFs from WWE of the match, which wrapped at 8:25pm ET:

https://twitter.com/WWEUniverse/status/635605662525841408
https://twitter.com/WWEUniverse/status/635606585780269056
https://twitter.com/WWE/status/635608237824303104

In the two-on-two throwdown — which paired Amell with Neville against Stardust and King Barrett — Amell got a few early licks in before getting dominated by both of his opponents. But then he got his second wind and leaped off the top turnbuckle onto Stardust and the king. Shortly thereafter — following much nifty aerial work by Neville — the good guys emerged victorious.

Appearing before SummerSlam on the preshow, Amell shared that in Season 4 of the CW’s Arrow, the world will be “bigger,” in part by “getting into mystical things” as well as visiting stories “that fans of [the DC Comics series] Green Arrow: Year One are really going to appreciate.”

On the mystical front (and as reported earlier this month), Matt Ryan is set to guest-star in the fifth episode as John Constantine, the demon fighter he played on the short-lived NBC drama.

“For Season 4, we always had a plan to introduce magic and mysticism,” showrunner Marc Guggenheim told TV Insider. On hand to help Team Arrow deal with the unexpected aftermath of Sara Lance’s resurrection via Lazarus Pit, “Constantine is this great organic little development.”

Are you looking forward to Arrow dabbling in the mystical?

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35 Comments
  1. Lysh says:

    I need to read GA: Year One again. All I remember is a pregnant woman and China White with some drugs, but not very mystical. It was good though.
    I love Amell, but this wrestling thing is going over my head. But I wish him good luck! Wrestling is usually staged, right? He’ll win.

  2. Karen MT says:

    I feel so very very dirty looking up the WWE videos and animated gifts. I don’t watch wrestling at all!

    • Big Mike says:

      So because you watched something that you don’t normally watch, you feel dirty? I hope you don’t get a nosebleed, holding it so high in the air.

  3. I can’t recall any mysticism in GA Year One. Kevin Smith’s relaunch had tons of it, though.

  4. Deem says:

    All i can say is that i’m a very proud fan of Stephen Amell. Tonight on WWE SummerSlam Ring he showed how amazing he is, i am not a wrestling fan but see Stephen accomplish his childhood dream was everything.
    Can’t wait for season 4 and him on a Green Arrow suit.

  5. Surprised how more offense Amell got in, ditto how much a beating he took. Usually matches like this see the actual wrestlers do most of the fighting, only for the celeb to come in at the end, do some surprising moves (usually like 2) and get the pin. Stephen really showed that the high expectations placed on him for being a bit more capable than some past celebs were not misplaced. Probably the most disappointing thing was how simple his entrance was, I guess I was expecting something slightly more elaborate.

  6. Mr. Tran K says:

    Very proud for Stephen Amell and his tag team partner Neville for being victorious at SummerSlam. Really hope that Amell will never get back in a wrestling ring again so that he can go back to work on Arrow and his social media feud with Stardust (Cody Rhodes) is OVER.

  7. Erica says:

    I don’t watch WWE, but that Neville guy is kinda hot….

  8. Nellie says:

    Was very impressed with Stephen Amell. The match exceeded all of my expectations. He’s really raised the bar for celebrity guests in matches. Wish WWE would take notice — this worked thanks to his athleticism AND his love for wrestling. (Plus, it helps that there’s a ton of overlap between comic fandom and wrestling fandom.)

  9. Et al. says:

    Something is teased by that photo, but it isn’t Arrow.

  10. jc says:

    Damn stephen looks really good all oiled up ;).

  11. Dj says:

    Really happy for Stephen this was something he really wanted to do and has been pushing for. He did great at it too. Really excited for Sara to come back and to see how they deal with the fallout.

  12. LT says:

    Truly the dumbest thing in the world. It’s sad there are grown men that like this fake stuff…sigh.

    • Matt says:

      Not as sad as people who still like movies or TV show

      • LT says:

        Ahhh, I see what you did there. Cute.

      • rinaex says:

        Heh, exactly. Wrestling’s not my thing, but it’s essentially a very physical live-action soap opera, so to each their own.

        • Mr Wiggly says:

          FINALLY, someone here who understands what wrestling is. i used to watch regularly but with the influx of new, very good tv shows, i’ve lost interest/time to follow. for all those who say wrestling is fake, you couldn’t be farther from the truth. it is just scripted, just like reality shows. the injuries are real, the surgeries to repair the damage is real, the work these men and women put in to keep their bodies in shape is real – nothing fake at all. they used to make up stories to explain why a wrestler was missing from action due to an injury, they don’t do that anymore. in fact, sometimes they will show the injury and explain what happened and what the repercussions are; the surgery, the rehab, how long the wrestler will be out, the effect on his/her family. there is still kay fabe, but not at all like it used to be. . . .

    • Big Mike says:

      It’s as ‘fake’ as any other TV show or movie you watch. These men are actors who perform, and put their bodies on the line, for the entertainment of their fans. Try to tone down the condescension in the future.

      • LT says:

        The issue being, most of us know a TV show or movie is “fake”…fans of this sport do not.

        • Matt says:

          Do you like football knowing its fake? what about baseball? or MMA which is more fake then wrestling

          • Brigid says:

            That’s a fake statement. How is football or baseball fake? I’m pretty sure the quaterback throws a ball and the receiver catches it and runs for yardage or misses it and they try again 3 more times. That isn’t fake. Wrestling in the olympics is not fake but the WWE is fake. I’m not saying they don’t have athleticism to do those moves and make it kinda look real but there is barely any contact. They practice all the moves before the match were there is no real winner except who they pick to win beforehand.

        • Dj says:

          To call you ignorant and uninformed would be an understatement. There is no difference between fans of wwe and fans of any other tv shows. Both know the shows are scripted. The wwe calls what they do sports entertainment. Fans will complain about booking which means writing and how their favorites are being used just like how a fan of Arrow would complain when they think the writing is stupid.

        • Big Mike says:

          This isn’t the 1980’s. Wrestling hasn’t presented itself as a legitimate sport in over 20 years. Painting people with a brush that wide says much more about you than anybody else.

          • LT says:

            Poor Mike…stuck as an eternal 12 year old boy. Although, kinda envious I guess.

          • Big Mike says:

            @LT – As if you know anything about me. You’d probably think I was lying if I told you I had a Masters degree in Nursing, because that doesn’t fit your narrative of “dumb hicks” watch wrestling.
            Try being less judgmental, it just could improve your life.