Having first stepped into Cody Rhodes‘ professional playground some 11 months ago, Arrow‘s Stephen Amell announced that the former WWE grappler will have a chance to return the favor, with a guest spot on the CW series.
During a joint “Wrestling Rivals” appearance at the Heroes & Villains FanFest held Saturday at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, N.J., Amell told the crowd that Rhodes (born Cody Runnels, and who parted ways with the WWE in May) will guest-star in the third episode of Season 5.
Details on the role were not immediately revealed, but Rhodes teased during the HVFF panel, “You can probably expect Stephen and I to get into another fight.”
The Amell/Rhodes “rivalry” escalated last August when the Arrow star, as a Monday Night RAW spectator, was goaded into an “illegal” skirmish with Stardust (watch video). Amell and Rhodes formally faced off weeks later in a SummerSlam tag team match, partnered with Neville and King Barrett, respectively — with the “good guys” emerging victorious. (For his impressive effort in the ring, Amell earned a TVLine Performer of the Week honorable mention.)
Arrow Season 5 will feature a variety of fresh faces, including Popular alum Carly Pope (as a Coast City reporter), Chicago P.D.’s Josh Segarra (in the series-regular role of D.A. Adrian Chase aka Vigilante), Reaper‘s Rick Gonzalez as the DC Comics character Wild Dog, The Walking Dead‘s Chad L. Coleman as villain Tobias Church and The McCarthys‘ Tyler Ritter as SCPD Detective Malone.
Arrow returns Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 8.7c, now leading into the new drama Frequency.