To coin a phrase from the erstwhile Cody Rhodes’ brother Dustin, Stephen Amell just can’t ever forget the name of…ffffffffffffffffff…Stardussssst! Their social media rivalry, which turned into an actual in-ring wrestling rivalry last SummerSlam, is starting to look more and more like a bromance. The two recently teamed up to design a custom T-shirt for cancer-stricken youngster Elijah Mainville (who also goes by the name “Drax Shadow”), and now Amell has challenged the lord of the Cosmic Wasteland again…to return the Slammy Award he stole from the Arrow star.
Shockingly, he’s promising not to punch his nemesis. Though we should point out he says nothing about abstaining from archery.
And to think, I remember the days when Star Trek fans and wrestling fans were mutually exclusive groups. Now it’s just presumed everyone will get all the references. Ain’t this nerdtopia grand?
We don’t yet know the venue—one might presume WrestleMania, except that if Amell is doing the choosing, it might be somewhere more Starling City-like. But we can say that readers with deep pockets and a fondness for good causes will soon enough have the chance to score a trophy that has been in the possession of both men… and, unlike most wrestling trophies, that still remains unbroken over anybody’s head.
Also, this is the first wrestling storyline in a long time that has really made us want to believe. It’s so much more fun than imagining an unpainted Cody Rhodes just making a phone call and going, “Hey man, whaddaya say we auction this thing?”
In fact, the only way to properly respond is this:
How would you like to see Stephen Amell and Stardust settle their score? We have some thoughts, but we’d like to hear yours. Beam down to comments and tell us what they might be.