Image: Stephen Amell
CM Punk will be playing a part in Starz’s scripted pro wrestling drama series “Heels.”
On social media today, “Heels” star Stephen Amell posted a picture of him and Punk in a wrestling ring and wrote: “Please welcome @CMPunk to @HeelsSTARZ — He was a little rusty in the ring yesterday, but I assured him it was just like riding a bike.”
Punk had noted earlier this month that he was quarantining as a mandatory safety procedure for a job.
PWInsider reported that they were told that Punk “will return to the ring as an adversary of” Amell on “Heels” and that the word is Punk’s character could be a recurring one.
“Heels” is “about the men and women who chase their dreams in the world of small-town pro wrestling. Set in a close-knit Georgia community, it follows a family-owned wrestling promotion as two brothers and rivals, Jack (Amell) and Ace (Alexander Ludwig) Spade, war over their late father’s legacy. In the ring, somebody must play the good guy (Ludwig) and somebody must play their nemesis, the heel (Amell). But in the real world, those characters can be hard to live up to — or hard to leave behind.”
Amell formerly starred in The CW’s “Arrow.” He’s also had three pro wrestling matches, facing Christopher Daniels at All In in 2018, teaming with Bullet Club for ROH in 2017, and teaming with Neville against Stardust & Wade Barrett at WWE SummerSlam 2015. Amell was part of Cody Rhodes’ entourage accompanying him to the ring at AEW’s Revolution pay-per-view in February 2020.
When “Heels” will be premiering hasn’t been announced. The show was given an eight-episode order by Starz.