The much-anticipated rematch between Arrow’s Stephen Amell and former WWE star Cody Rhodes and won’t take place in a wrestling ring, oh no. This time the two on-screen rivals will be squaring off on Amell’s turf.
During his appearance at the Heroes & Villains Fan Fest over the weekend, Amell revealed that his former SummerSlam opponent Cody Rhodes will guest star on the third episode of the upcoming fifth season of Arrow. Rhodes, who memorably teamed with King Barrett under the moniker Stardust to battle Amell and former NXT champion Neville at WWE’s marquee summer event, was recently granted his release from the WWE, freeing him up to appear on the CW series.
“You can probably expect Stephen and I to get into another fight,” Rhodes said during his HVFF panel.
While the details surrounding Rhodes’ character are still under wraps, the actor apparently won’t have to study up on the intricate mythology of the series. Amell revealed during the event that the former WWE star is a “total geek” adding that Cody “knows more about the Green Arrow than I know about the Green Arrow.”
(With additional reporting by Rachael Ellenbogen)
The fifth season of Arrow premieres Wednesday, October 5 on The CW.