Jon Stewart To Host WWE SummerSlam Event
Jon Stewart just left The Daily Show after a 16-year run, and he’s already back to business. The World Wrestling Entertainment announced on Monday that Stewart will present its next SummerSlam event on Sunday, Aug. 23. The event will last four hours and will be held at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center at 7:00 pm ET. It will be broadcasted live on the WWE Network. There will be a one-hour pre-show at 6:00 pm.
Stewart has been a long-time wrestling fan, and recently got involved in a feud with the World heavyweight champion Seth Rollins. Stewart made fun of the wrestler on social media, and then Rollins called The Daily Show “unwatchable” on WWE Raw. Stewart answered him in a threatening YouTube video, saying he and his “160 pounds of soft wood” are coming for him. The next step was Rollins “unexpectedly” showing up on The Daily Show and showing the host who’s the boss. Who knows what could happen if they meet again on Sunday at SummerSlam?
The event will also feature a long-awaited rematch between the infamous Undertaker and Brock Lesnar and Rollins facing John Cena on the ring. There will also be a Divas match, with Team Bella vs. PCB vs. Team B.A.D, and the Intercontentinal Champion Ryback will defend his title against Big Show and The Myz.
Stephen Amell from Arrow and wrestler Stardust had a spat last week on Raw, and they will fight each other on Sunday at SummerSlam — with Amell being helped by “The Man That Gravity Forgot” Neville.