Arrow star Stephen Amell will step back between the ropes and into the world of pro wrestling on Sept. 1, when he faces Christopher Daniels in a one-on-one match at All-In, the largest independent wrestling event in history, run by the Young Bucks and Cody Rhodes.
This won’t be Amell’s first rodeo in pro wrestling. Back in 2015, Amell became friendly with Rhodes after Rhodes did an episode of Arrow while he was still with WWE. Later that summer, at SummerSlam in 2015, Amell teamed with Neville to take on Stardust (Rhodes’ character at the time) and Wade Barrett.
Then in 2017, Amell competed for Ring of Honor wrestling, where Cody wrestles predominantly now (and he’s a former ROH World Champion). Amell teamed up with Kenny Omega and The Young Bucks to take on a team that featured Daniels, his opponent at All-In.
Daniels and Amell began their rivalry after taking verbal jabs at each other on the Bucks’ Youtube Series, Being the Elite. The match will be Amell’s first singles match in his wrestling career. That’s likely why he’s in the ring with a veteran like Daniels, who can certainly carry the bulk of the match on his own shoulders.
Season 7 of Amell’s Arrow series will premiere on Oct. 15 on the CW Network.
All In announced a pay-per-view and streaming option on Monday. The event will take place on Sept. 1 at the Sears Center just outside of Chicago, and accompanying the show will be a four-day wrestling podcasting convention titled Starcast.
The All In show sold out of its 10,000 tickets in under an hour when tickets went on sale earlier this year.
Other matches on the card include Nick Aldis defending the NWA World Heavyweight Championship against Rhodes. Marty Scurll is set to take on Kazuchika Okada and Rey Mysterio is also on the card. Being in Chicago, there are rumblings that CM Punk (who is apparently friendly with the Bucks and Cody) could make an appearance.
Read the latest Den of Geek Special Edition Magazine Here!