From Edge to Cody Rhodes, Here Are Other Names Who Have Helped Maintain a Strong Partnership Between CW and WWE

Published 11/08/2023, 11:30 AM EST

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The WWE Universe is clamoring with the news of the latest deal that will bid goodbye to WWE NXT. The developmental brand will now get a bigger but separate space at CW. While a partnership with CW may seem strange, WWE’s Cody Rhodes and Edge have already appeared in its shows.

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WWE and CW have had a longstanding and healthy relationship with each other. The CW Network has launched several WWE stars on TV shows. Here are the names you didn’t know have an association with the CW Network and are a big part of WWE.

WWE’s Edge as Atom Smasher in The Flash

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The Rated R Superstar is a man of many talents. The WWE heel had bagged a role in CW’s DC Comics show, The Flash. Edge played the role of the supervillain Atom Smasher and made his first appearance in the show’s second season.

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Edge loved his character a lot and was impressed by the very getup of the Atom Smasher. Speaking about it in an interview, Edge said, “First and foremost, he is a bada**. I tried on the costume and the mask, looked in the mirror and just said “Whoa.” This must be how Demon Kane feels when he puts on the mask every time.”

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Edge, or Atom Smasher, was one of the villains who attacked the show’s protagonist Barry from Earth-2. While Edge made an appearance as a supervillain in a DC Comics show, he wasn’t the only one to do so. In fact, The American Nightmare brought true darkness in a villainous role he played for the studio.

The American Nightmare Cody Rhodes haunts DC’s Arrow

Cody Rhodes went head to head against the protector of Star City, Arrow, in DC’s show of the same name. The American Nightmare played the role of supervillain and drug lord Derek Sampson. Cody Rhodes, or Derek Sampson, reigned terror and control in Star City via his illegal drug business.

Cody Rhodes landed the show via a promotion in WWE where the cast of Arrow had gathered for a match. Rhodes used to play the character of Stardust at the time. Since his first appearance on the show, Cody Rhodes has now become a recurring character. In fact, Rhodes and Arrow’s actor, Steve Amell, have become good friends now. 

Apart from The American Nightmare and Edge, several other notable names have also been a part of the CW. In fact, these names also ruled the WWE and were cast as supervillains to take on the legendary Superman.

Superman’s enemies from WWE

Superman’s alter ego, Clark Kent, didn’t always wear his iconic costume. The CW show Smallville followed Kent’s life before he took on the mantle of Superman. However, this didn’t mean he had a shortage of enemies. Adler, the bone-marrow-hungry alien clad in black, was played by WWE’s Dave Bautista, who featured in the show’s sixth season.

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He possessed insane strength and speed, and an appetite to match it. Adler was accompanied in season six by Titan, played by Kane. WWE’s Demon played a monstrous role in Smallville as well, as his powers included hyper-durability. 

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That wraps up the list of names in this segment. Which one of these is your favorite? Do you know any other WWE names that are featured on CW? Let your answers flow in the comments. 

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