Arrow star Stephen Amell took Ring of Honor by storm last night at their "Survival of the Fittest" Night 1 event.
Amell is no stranger to the ring. He is a huge fan, even making many appearances on WWE programming. He won a match at SummerSlam 2015, as well. Last night, however, he became an indy darling.
Stephen Amell is now a member of the Bullet Club, the hottest act in wrestling for a while now. He even got his own shirt! He was the guest host for the event in San Antonio. Right away, he and Cody Rhodes — enemies in the SummerSlam match — made nice and even did the now-outlawed 'Too Sweet' hand gesture.
After all of that, the main event was made into a eight-man tag-team match that pitted Amell and The Elite (Kenny Omega and the Young Bucks) against The Addiction, Flip Gordon, and Scorpio Sky. Here are some highlights from the match, including Amell participating in Ten Boots, taking a bump through a table onto the floor, a dive from the top rope. And most importantly: an IndyTaker!
Man, that looks like it was a lot of fun.
This was a major deal for ROH. WWE also ran a show in San Antonio last night with NXT as the brands went head to head. That show saw WWE Hall-of-Famer and actor Shawn Michaels as the guest referee in the title match between Drew McIntyre and Adam Cole (Bay-baby). While that was cool for different reasons, it is not Amell-performing-an-IndyTaker cool. Lets get the Bucks of Youth, omega, and Cody onto an episode of Arrow now! How about a wrestling episode? There is no shortage of characters they could put on that show.
Time will tell if we'll see Amell appear on any kind of regular basis for ROH. But hey — stranger things have happened. He certainly bragged after the show on Twitter last night.