Arrow star Stephen Amell wants WWE return: ‘I took chances and told no one’

When will the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles star get back in the ring?

Stephen Amell vs Stardust at WWE SummerSlam
WWE SummerSlam Stephen Amell vs Stardust. Image Picture WWE

Arrow star Stephen Amell is about to head to the big screen playing hocked-masked vigilante Casey Jones in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows.

The 35-year-old also happens to be a massive WWE fan and managed to fulfil a childhood dream when he fought Stardust at SummerSlam last year.

Since then Stardust’s career has been on the slide while Amell has gone from strength-to-strength as the lead of his own superhero show. But, as he tells Loaded, there’s still that nagging desire to get back in the WWE ring – but it might be tricky to make happen due to the risk involved.

“I love the WWE so much and I was so honoured to take part in SummerSlam. I would love to go back and do WWE stuff,” he said.

“I think some of the chances I took, when I dove off the top rope, I didn’t tell anyone from Warner Bros or Paramount that I was doing that!

“So if I went back they would probably want some assurances that I’d refuse to give them so we’ll see. I may have to be done with both Turtles and Arrow before I step back in the ring.”

Stephen Amell in Arrow and Melissa Benoist in Supergirl
DC TV crossover Stephen Amell and Melissa Benoist will soon be sharing the screen. Image Picture The CW/CBS

On the small screen, Amell says fans can expect to see his hero Oliver Queen crossover with Supergirl now that the latter is on the same network, The CW.

“Do bears you-know-what in the woods?” he says. “I think that it’s highly likely that if you have four DC superhero properties on one network, that is an opportunity that may not exist again and certainly hasn’t ever existed in the history of television. I would expect that we would do something.”

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows will be released in cinemas on May 30.

Video editing by Luke Remon

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Loaded digital media manager Simon Reynolds has written about film and entertainment for various leading websites since 2008. Follow Simon at @simonreyn

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