Stephen Amell is returning to the ring — only this time, it’s not with the WWE, but Ring of Honor. The announcement was made on the Arrow actor’s Twitter page Tuesday night.
This, of course, is not the first time the actor has done work in professional wrestling. A huge fan of wrestling, he has made appearances on WWE programming in the past. He even took part in a match at SummerSlam in 2015. What a coincidence that one of the wrestlers he feuded with there, Cody Rhodes, is the current ROH Champion.
Even better, this event is being held in San Antonio, TX the same weekend that the WWE runs two big events in Texas that same weekend: NXT War Games Saturday and Survivor Series on Sunday in Houston. While I’m sure Amell isn’t purposely sticking it to the WWE in any way, Rhodes is. And you can bet the farm that those two will have an angle of some kind at the show, titled “Survival of the Fittest”.
— Stephen Amell (@StephenAmell) November 7, 2017
This is the second person to “jump ship”, if you will, from the WWE this week. Over the weekend, it was announced to much fanfare that Chris Jericho will appear on Wrestle Kingdom 12 on January 4th in Japan to challenge Kenny Omega for the IWGP United States Heavyweight title. Now Stephen Amell goes to ROH? What’s next? Roman Reigns on Being The Elite?
The Bullet Club will be well-represented at the show, as not only will Cody be there, but Kenny Omega, The Young Bucks, and Marty Scrull will all be there as well. ROH mainstays Jay Lethal, The Kingdom, Jay Briscoe and others will be on the card to boot.
My money is that Amell joins The Bullet Club and the shirts are impossible to find at Hot Topic for weeks.
Ring of Honor: Survival of the Fittest Night One is in San Antonio on Friday November 17th. You can buy tickets here.