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by: Esteban On  Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Tags:  Daily Show   Jon Stewart   Seth Rollins   WWE  

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Jon Stewart‘s 16-year run as host of The Daily Show revolutionized late night television, making smart political satire cool.

His first gig after stepping down from his Daily Show duties? It’s a little different. On August 24, at 7pm ET/4pm PT, Jon Stewart will be hosting the WWE’s SummerSlam pay-per-view event live from the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn.

That’s right. Jon Stewart is hosting SummerSlam.

Of course, for loyal Daily Show fans, Jon Stewart’s love of the WWE will be nothing new. When John Oliver filled in as host back in 2013 and started a feud with Zeb Colte and had Mick Foley on the show for a segment, Stewart was in the audience, sitting in the front row. And when Brock Lesnar defeated The Undertaker at WrestleMania 30, Stewart took time out of his “Moment of Zen” to express his outrage.

Then there was Jon Stewart’s feud with Seth Rollins this past spring. That actually led to Stewart getting into the ring on Monday Night Raw…and kicking Seth Rollins in the junk.

Given that Seth Rollins will be putting his WWE World Championship on the line against United States Champion John Cena—and that the Barclay’s Center is probably 10 minutes from Stewart’s house—he really was the logical choice.

Hat Tip – [Uproxx]