Arrow: Episode 5.03 Preview – Cody Rhodes, Stephen Amell square off — again

Seeing Cody Rhodes on “Arrow” was probably at the top of many fans’ wishlist for many months given his friendship with Stephen Amell, and the fun they had back when the wrestler was known as Stardust with the WWE. We were thrilled when his casting was finally confirmed on this show, just as we were thrilled when some details starting to come rolling in. It only makes sense that Rhodes would be playing an Oliver Queen adversary moving into the next new episode.

“A Matter of Trust” is the name for this particular installment, and it sounds as though this will also be a key story for Rick Gonzalez’s new character of Wild Dog, who we’ve started to learn a little bit about over time.

Synopsis – “Now that Oliver (Stephen Amell) has his new team, they are ready to hit the streets but Oliver doesn’t feel they are ready. Headstrong Wild Dog (guest star Rick Gonzalez) defies the Green Arrow’s orders and sets out on his own after a new drug dealer, Derek Sampson (guest star Cody Rhodes), who is terrorizing Star City. Sampson proves more powerful than Wild Dog and it is up to the Green Arrow to go head to head with Sampson to save his teammate.”

On paper, this all sounds fairly simple — that’s why we are excited to see if there is anything new coming in the promo that is not featured here. (We’ll have that for you shortly.)

Promo – It’s a lot of fun. Also, we love the Stardust pun that is clearly thrown in here as a welcome slice of fan service to everyone who remembered their showdowns. The promo’s short, but definitely effective.