From over-the-top to over the top rope: Jon Stewart set to host WWE event on Sunday
Jon Stewart has found a new post-Comedy Central job — at least for one night.
According to Uproxx, Stewart will appear as the host for World Wrestling Entertainment’s (WWE) “SummerSlam” event on Sunday.
Stewart let his pro-wrestling fandom slip at times during his tenure on the Daily Show, as he would sometime mix in references to WWE storylines as an aside from his usual commentary. He finally entered the ring this past March, though, as part of an on-screen rivalry with the promotion’s current heavyweight champion, the villainous Seth Rollins.
“It was not my intention to kick him,” Stewart said after booting Rollins in the groin. “That was as high as my leg would go.”
Rollins later appeared on the show and presented the host with an “honorary” WWE title belt, as part of the extended sendoff for Stewart’s tenure leading the Daily Show.
The event will be held at the Barclay Center in Brooklyn, starting at 7 p.m. EST.
Watch footage from one of Stewart’s meetings with Rollins, as posted online, below.