Stephen Amell’s Heels: The WWE Match That Inspired That Premiere Twist, According To The Creator

Yes, the big climax in Heels‘ series premiere, titled “Kayfabe,” featured Jack using a submission move to legitimately hurt Ace’s arm, thus forcing the referee to call the match early, leaving Ace to suffer through both the physical pain and also the indignity of crying over that pain while inside the squared circle. Since, as viewers saw, wrestling fans are not very quick to forgive an athlete’s real-world tears, which was definitely in Jack’s mind when he came up with this off-book plan.

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