The drama began when Amell tweeted that he just heard about Bautista's impending match against Triple H next month at WWE's WrestleMania 35, adding that he was "Really pumped for the match but also [doesn't] want to see a celebrity angle detract from an awesome wrestling card." Bautista, in response, tweeted, "Considering that celebrity could actually fuck someone up, and that celebrity is a former 6x heavyweight champ, and that celebrity is there because he loves it, maybe it just adds to the card. Maybe."
Considering that celebrity could actually fuck someone up, and that celebrity is a former 6x heavyweight champ, and that celebrity is there because he loves it, maybe it just adds to the card. Maybe. https://t.co/RGztvWphiQ— Dave Bautista (@DaveBautista) March 12, 2019
It's worth noting that Amell's initial comment was likely intended to poke fun at himself. After all, the Arrow star took part in a tag-team match at Summerslam in 2015, partnering with Neville to take on Stardust and King Barret. However, judging by how quick Bautista was to respond with a list of his own accolades, it remains unclear if he knows Amell was simply joking.
Bautista's next major role will be playing Glossu Rabban in Denis Villeneuve's Dune reboot, which also stars Timothee Chalamet as Paul Atreides, Rebecca Ferguson as Jessica Atreides, Stellan Skarsgard as Vladimir Harkonnen, Charlotte Rampling as Reverend Mother Mohiam, Oscar Isaac as Duke Leto, Javier Bardem as Stilgar and the recently confirmed Josh Brolin as Gurney Halleck. The movie hits theaters on Nov. 20, 2020.
Airing Mondays at 8 pm ET/PT on The CW, Arrow stars Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen, David Ramsey as John Diggle, Emily Bett Rickards as Felicity Smoak, Rick Gonzalez as Wild Dog, Juliana Harkavy as Black Canary, Colton Haynes as Arsenal, Kirk Acevedo as Diaz and Katie Cassidy as Black Siren.