Stephen Amell Is In Training For His WWE Debut At SummerSlam And Defending The Reality Of Wrestling

If you’re worried that Arrow star Stephen Amell’s going to take it easy because he’s a celebrity in a tag team match at WWE SummerSlam, think again.

After jumping into the ring on Raw and going face-to-face with Triple H to make the match — Amell and Neville vs. King Barrett and Neville’s WWE nemesis, Stardust — Amell has been putting in work actually learning how to do it. He posted the following picture on Twitter, and a message challenging anyone who thinks wrestling’s fake.

It’s a shame we won’t get him wrestling in a full Green Arrow costume (or decked out as Casey Jones, who he’s playing in the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2), but this tag match could be a sleeper. Everyone else in the match knows what they’re doing, so finding a handsome celebrity athlete with a million Twitter followers, over four million Facebook likes and a legitimate WWE fandom to fill things out might not hurt. I’m still praying for a boxing glove arrow finish, or at least Wade Barrett getting thwacked in the back of the head with a cricket bat.

As for wrestling being fake … well, do what you can, but you can’t convince everyone.