After NJPW’s G1 In San Francisco show, Cody Rhodes announced he was taking a short break from Pro Wrestling to heel up and start a secret “Hollywood project.” Naturally, people speculated he was reprising his role of the immortal supervillain Sampson in the upcoming seventh season of CW’s Arrow….and people were 100% correct.
Cody announced on Twitter that he would appear as Samson in “several” episodes of the popular superhero series:
SAMPSON IS BACK!
…and he’s got a few friends in prison with him…
Incredibly proud to be back on Arrow for multiple episodes in season 7 https://t.co/6YchheEQE6
— Cody Rhodes (@CodyRhodes) July 22, 2018
The trailer for the upcoming season (that briefly features Cody) is included in the Tweet, but here is the Youtube video which premiered during the Warner Bros panel of the San Diago Comic Con:
Sir Mitch Says: After Arrow star Stephen Amell had a brief but memorable program with Cody in WWE the two have since become firm friends with Amell getting Cody cast as a villain in his show and Cody opening more doors for Amell in the Pro Wrestling world (he is a self-confessed “Mark” for the business) becoming both an official member of the Bullet Club (complete with his own shirt) and an active role in the upcoming All In show.