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'Arrow' star Stephen Amell's social media rivalry with Stardust points to SummerSlam
UPDATE August 19, 2015Amell revealed a special video that his friends, music producer J. Wells and actor Nick Nicotera, made in anticipation for SummerSlam. Needless to say, Stardust wasn't impressed.
"STARDUST! You have failed this city" either im trembling w/euphoria or I am sharpening my nails for your trachea https://t.co/9r5UyCoovy— Stardust (@StardustWWE) August 20, 2015
UPDATE August 18, 2015Although the rivalry between Stardust and Amell is bitter, some good has come from it. In collaboration with WWE, Amell launched his latest charity T-shirt campaign, selling the only officially licensed "Amell vs. Stardust" T-shirt. All proceeds benefit the Toronto-based Emily's House. The T-shirt features artwork from Danny Haas.
UPDATE August 18, 2015The star of "Arrow" sister show "Legends of Tomorrow" (and former movie Superman) Brandon Routh chimed in on his excitement for Amell's upcoming bout at SummerSlam.
UPDATE August 17, 2015Stardust and King Barrett had a message for Stephen Amell on Raw.
I think actions speak louder than words. https://t.co/qb1xSnpVj5— Stephen Amell (@amellywood) August 18, 2015
UPDATE August 16, 2015Following a weekend of hanging out with his friends, Amell revealed a message sent to him by a fan in New Orleans.
Passed to me last night. pic.twitter.com/htVAyoju7q— Stephen Amell (@amellywood) August 16, 2015
UPDATE August 15, 2015
I'm going to beat you up. https://t.co/H7pRnN3PUR— Stephen Amell (@amellywood) August 15, 2015
UPDATE August 14, 2015As the rivalry continues to intensify, members of the WWE Universe started flooding social media with fan art depicting the battle.
UPDATE August 13, 2015Amell tweeted a photo of himself on the top rope, preparing for his showdown at SummerSlam. King Barrett and Stardust responded by attacking Neville during SmackDown Fallout.
UPDATE August 13, 2015The social media showdown between Stardust and Stephen Amell shows no signs of slowing down in the days before their match at SummerSlam. Stardust took things a step further and called out Amell's "Arrow" co-star, David Ramsey. Needless to say, Ramsey – who plays fan favorite John Diggle on "Arrow" – did not take kindly to The Prince of Dark Matter's call out.
DID I REALLY WAKE UP TO THIS??? Some advice, @StardustWWE Don't write checks your ass can't cash!— David Ramsey (@david_ramsey) August 13, 2015
UPDATE August 12, 2015In the aftermath of his confrontation with Stardust, Amell reached a milestone one million followers on Twitter and continued to trade jabs with his nemesis, including sharing a drawing by popular artist Lord Mesa depicting the takedown.
Just hit one million twitter followers. Big thanks to @StardustWWE's face.— Stephen Amell (@amellywood) August 11, 2015
UPDATE August 11, 2015WWE Hall of Famers Trish Stratus and Edge chimed in to show their support for Amell.
UPDATE August 11, 2015Not only did Amell show off the aftermath of his confrontation with Stardust, he found the fan whose sign the cosmic Superstar ripped at a WWE Live Event and signed it for her!
UPDATE August 10, 2015
It's official! Stephen Amell will join forces with Neville to battle Stardust and King Barrett at SummerSlam. Amell sat in the front row for the duration of Raw, but when Stardust confronted him after Neville's bout with King Barrett, The Prince of Dark Matter grabbed his rival's face and pushed him back into his seat. That prompted Amell to hop the barricade retaliate inside the ring.
Although Triple H was upset with Amell's actions, he agreed to let the "Arrow" star and Neville face off with Stardust and Barrett at SummerSlam.
Best Night Ever. https://t.co/BzMq5Z3NfH— Stephen Amell (@amellywood) August 11, 2015
UPDATE August 10, 2015
UPDATE August 9, 2015The weekend before guest starring on Raw, Amell attended a WWE Live Event and made sure Stardust knew he was watching. Meanwhile, The Prince of Dark Matter let a member of the WWE Universe know exactly how he feels about Amell.
Waiting. Watching. Monday...Posted by Stephen Amell on Saturday, August 8, 2015
UPDATE August 7, 2015Although Stardust proclaimed he was ready for Amell to come to Raw, the "Arrow" star hinted that he may be watching his nemesis at a WWE Live Event before Raw.
Might not wait until Monday @StardustWWE. You're in my neck of the woods this weekend. I'll be watching from afar. Or maybe from ringside.— Stephen Amell (@amellywood) August 7, 2015
UPDATE August 6, 2015
Since the announcement that Stephen Amell would be the special guest star of Raw, the social media war of words between the "Arrow" star and Stardust has only intensified, and even the legendary Brooklyn Brawler had a warning for Amell.
UPDATE August 5, 2015
During Michael Cole's weekly forum on WWE.com, Stardust explained that he believes Stephen Amell is fooling the world — that he is not an actor, but in reality IS Green Arrow. Amell responded to his rival, assuring Stardust that he doesn't have anyone fooled.
I don't have everyone fooled, by the way. I'm an actor. Fragile. Have a hair and make up team. Enjoy karaoke. Etc.— Stephen Amell (@amellywood) August 5, 2015
UPDATE August 4, 2015
WWE Hall of Famer Trish Stratus took to Twitter to seemingly support her fellow Toronto-native, Amell.
Trish and I will be in heavy consultation all week. https://t.co/ZbQJCeRVf0— Stephen Amell (@amellywood) August 4, 2015
UPDATE August 3, 2015
After Neville nearly defeated WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins on Raw — ultimately coming up short — Stardust took the opportunity to insult Neville on Facebook and ask who could be his hero. The cosmic Superstar then made a motion of pulling an arrow from a quiver and firing it, directly taunting Stephen Amell.
The "Arrow" star wasted no time in responding to his rival and confirmed that he will be at Raw next week in Seattle to finally confront Stardust.
. . .↘️kid is in way over his head. . .— Stardust (@StardustWWE) August 4, 2015
UPDATE July 30, 2015
Following a victory against R-Truth on SmackDown, Stardust approached his defeated opponent and mimicked Amell's voice – stealing the catchphrase of "Arrow" – and saying: "R-Truth! You have failed this city!" Although Neville chased Stardust from the ring, the use of the catchphrase infuriated Amell.
UPDATE July 28, 2015
Actor and friend of WWE William Shatner questioned the design of Stardust's logo, wondering if it was inspired – or stolen – from "Star Trek." During the exchange, Shatner mentioned the ongoing rivalry between the interdimensional Superstar and Stephen Amell.
UPDATE July 27, 2015Growing tired of Stardust's insults directed at him, Amell delivered a stern warning on Twitter during Raw. Stardust didn't hesitate to deliver a bizarre reply.
Hey @StardustWWE - I'm not a wrestler. But if you keep calling me out, I'm going to come to Raw and punch you right in the mouth.— Stephen Amell (@amellywood) July 28, 2015
UPDATE July 26, 2015
At a WWE Live Event in Amarillo, Tex., Stardust taunted Amell by posing with an imaginary bow and arrow.
UPDATE July 25, 2015:
Your wrestlers should start putting "cyber brave" in their Twitter bios. https://t.co/8VI4OSPFJ5— Stephen Amell (@amellywood) July 24, 2015
I should break @amellywood 's nose— Stardust (@StardustWWE) July 24, 2015
UPDATE JULY 24, 2015: Following a victory against Adam Rose on SmackDown, Stardust appeared with a message for Neville to "embrace the strange." During his villainous rant, the interdimensional Superstar directed a jab at Stephen Amell and his TV alter-ego, The Green Arrow. The comment did not go unnoticed and Amell responded with an equal warning.
.@StardustWWE -- you can insult me all you want. When you start insulting The Green Arrow & all it represents you're towing a fine line.— Stephen Amell (@amellywood) July 24, 2015
During a panel at San Diego Comic-Con International, “Arrow” star Stephen Amell appeared as DC Comics’ The Green Arrow. A lifelong WWE fan, he shared a video of his appearance on social media noting that it was his first “WWE-style promo.”
When Stardust made his in-ring return, he embarked on an anti-superhero crusade and defeated Neville. Following his victory, Stardust reignited his social media war with the “Arrow” star, seemingly suggesting that The Green Arrow is next on the space invader’s list.
Hey man. Congratulations on your first match back. You made a statement!! https://t.co/EhpvAXAXXB— Stephen Amell (@amellywood) July 14, 2015
Stardust and Amell first crossed paths at Raw on Memorial Day. Amell was sitting at ringside when "The Prince of Dark Matter" singled him out and hissed at him before a loss to Neville. The loss didn’t faze the interdimensional Superstar and he called out Amell in a post-match interview, claiming that his new rival was in fact The Green Arrow. Stardust even went as far as renaming his finishing maneuver “The Queen’s Crossbow” after Green Arrow’s secret identity Oliver Queen.
Don't tweet me. Show me. https://t.co/rpRT9fhn09— Stephen Amell (@amellywood) May 26, 2015
Lots of rumors circulating that I'm fighting @StardustWWE at Summerslam. Not true. Cody wants no piece of me.— Stephen Amell (@amellywood) May 31, 2015