Stephen Amell will head to the WWE’s Promo School this Tuesday, according to a tweet on the WWE’s official Twitter account. Amell, who portrays Oliver Queen in the final season of the CW and DC hit show, has been involved with the WWE in the past. Amell previously competed in SummerSlam.
— WWE on FOX (@WWEonFOX) December 2, 2019
Amell’s next roll will be on the Starz’ drama, Heels, set in the world of independent professional wrestling, which had been eyeing an eight-episode series pickup at Starz. With Amell on board, was picked up for an eight-episode order.
According to Deadline:
“Written by Michael Waldron (Loki), with Mike O’Malley set as showrunner, Heels is about the men and women who chase their dreams in the world of small town pro wrestling. Set in a close-knit Georgia community, it follows a family-owned wrestling promotion as two brothers and rivals — one of them played by Amell — war over their late father’s legacy. In the ring, somebody must play the good guy and somebody must play their nemesis, the heel (Amell). But in the real world, those characters can be hard to live up to — or hard to leave behind.”
Arrow is in it’s final season on the CW and is about to air it’s mega-crossover event, ‘Crisis on Infinite Earths’, as it creeps towards the last episode.
What do you think of Amell’s involvement with the WWE and are you hoping he’ll make a return to the ring?
Let us know in the comments below!