On Season 2 of The Flash, Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) decides he can protect Central City on his own. That decision doesn’t last long. When Atom Smasher attacks, Iris West (Candice Patton) begs Barry to let his friends help protect the citizens of Central City.
Atom Smasher aka Al Rothstein is portrayed by former WWE Superstar Adam Copeland (“Edge”). The 41-year-old retired professional wrestler has appeared on a number of TV shows but solidified his acting career — outside of the WWE — with the role of Dwight Hendrickson, the cleanup man on Syfy’s Haven. Copeland is also an author. His 2005 autobiography, Adam Copeland On Edge, was a New York Times bestseller. The Flash airs Tuesdays at 8pm on The CW.