WATCH: 'Arrow' star Stephen Amell takes on Stardust on 'WWE Raw'
MANILA, Philippines – Arrow star Stephen Amell temporarily crossed over from acting to wrestling as he tackled wrestler Stardust on WWE Raw on August 10.
In the video above, wrestler Neville (Adrian Neville), who plays a superhero running under the nickname "The Man that Gravity Forgot," delivered his signature move, the Red Arrow, on Bad News Barrett (Wade Barrett). Stardust (Cody Rhodes) then jumped into the ring and beat Neville up. After some taunting from Stardust, Stephen joined Stardust and Neville in the ring, proving that his Arrow training works just as well for wrestling as it does for his show.
In another video, WWE executive vice president Triple H (Paul Levesque), talked to Stephen after the match. "Let us deal with Stardust," Stephen told Triple H, referring to himself and Neville. After some convincing, Triple H officially announced that Green Arrow and Red Arrow will be taking on Stardust and King Barrett at Summerslam – one of WWE's biggest events of the year – on August 23.
But what elicited this kind of reaction from Stephen in the first place? Let's backtrack:
Stephen, a WWE fan, has been lobbying to host Raw since 2014.
Fans pled along with him, putting up signs in the audience with the hashstag #AmellGetsRaw in the audience of WWE. In April 2014, WWE finally tweeted the hashtag #WWEGetsAmell.
A couple of weeks later, Stardust posted this ominous tweet. Stardust plays a villain on WWE. His name is inspired by his late father, wrestler Dusty Rhodes, and he's on a tagteam with his brother Goldust (Dustin Rhodes).
In May, Stephen had a staredown with Stardust when he sat ringside on WWE, telling him that he better "tread carefully."
In July, Stardust started a feud with Neville. Meanwhile, Stardust and Stephen's Twitter feud continued.
I should break @amellywood 's nose— Stardust (@StardustWWE) July 24, 2015
Hey @StardustWWE - I'm not a wrestler. But if you keep calling me out, I'm going to come to Raw and punch you right in the mouth.— Stephen Amell (@amellywood) July 28, 2015
Finally, Stephen announced that he'd be on the August 10 show.
How is Stephen feeling about how the events on WWE played out? After his appearance on August 10, he called it the "Best Night Ever."
Best Night Ever. https://t.co/BzMq5Z3NfH— Stephen Amell (@amellywood) August 11, 2015
What do you think of Stephen Amell being on WWE Raw? Tell us in the comments below! – Rappler.com