Arrow star Stephen Amell has made a number of appearances on the WWE’s Raw show in the buildup to his celebrity match at the SummerSlam event, which will see the actor and Neville in a tag team match against Stardust and King Barrett. The Inquisitr reveals Amell has found himself struggling with injuries and soreness as he attempts to get in shape and learn a few wrestling techniques before the match broadcast live over pay per view. Training mishaps have included Amell hitting himself in the jaw with a weightlifting bar. The star also revealed via Twitter the training needed to compete with wrestling professionals was far harder than he had imagined.

The bout at SummerSlam comes after Amell and Stardust began an on screen feud during the Raw show that led up to the fight between the pair being approved. Audiences have largely been unmoved by the proposed match, but Amell looks set to try and take on the professionals in a more complete way than many celebrities who have preceded him into the ring. The Arrow star is hoping to play a full role in the bout and has been supported by legends of the ring including Trish Stratus.