3 Key Points
- Stephen Amell shares his SummerSlam 2015 experience.
- Warner Bros Discovery’s licensing fee for the Arrow theme posed a problem.
- Amell’s crossover from acting to wrestling, hinting at future appearances.
Stephen Amell’s Stint at WWE SummerSlam 2015
Known for his role on the television series “Arrow,” Stephen Amell stepped into the WWE ring at SummerSlam 2015. Engaging with fans and taking on a new challenge, he teamed up with PAC to take on King Barrett and Stardust. The event underscored Amell’s love for professional wrestling.
Warner Bros. Discovery’s Licensing Demands
During a virtual signing, Amell divulged that he had intended to make his entrance at SummerSlam to the tune of the Arrow theme. However, Warner Bros. Discovery, owner of the theme rights, originally requested a $5,000 licensing fee. After a blunt refusal and a forthright response from Amell, they ultimately waived the fee.
Amell’s Desire for Authenticity in Wrestling Shows
Amidst recounting his SummerSlam tale, Amell joked about wanting to “blade” on his show “Heels,” to add realism to a pro-wrestling storyline – a request that his show-runners denied. This shows his dedication to presenting authentic wrestling action on screen.
Potential for Future Cameos in WWE
With the landscape of professional wrestling constantly shifting and Amell’s friends like Cody Rhodes and CM Punk part of WWE, speculation abounds about his potential return to WWE for a cameo appearance. While Amell has shown interest in wrestling, no official plans for a return have been announced.
The blend of celebrity and wrestling continues to captivate fans. As Amell’s story circulates, it enriches the narrative of entertainment worlds colliding, and keeps enthusiasts curious about what could happen next in the ring.