Jon Stewart is following up ‘Daily Show’ by hosting ‘WWE SummerSlam’
For those hoping it wouldn’t be long before Jon Stewart came out of hosting retirement, your wishes have been granted. Stewart signed on to be the host of WWE’s SummerSlam on Sunday, August 23rd.
According to USA Today, Stewart will emcee the four-hour, sold-out event live from Brooklyn’s Barclays Center at 7 p.m. ET/4 PT on WWE Network.
The former “Daily Show” host, who ended his 16-year run on the Comedy Central flagship Aug. 6, is a longtime fan of the WWE. He had a highly-publicized “feud” with star Seth Rollins which involved trash talk that led to Stewart paying a visit to WWE’s “Raw.”
In addition to locking in Stewart to host, WWE’s SummerSlam will also feature a match between Rollins and U.S. champ John Cena, “Arrow” star Stephen Amell in a tag-team match with Adrian Neville vs. Stardust and Wade Barrett, plus a bout between Brock Lesnar and the Undertaker.