Jon Stewart has already begun to find ways to fill his time post-“Daily Show” — and his new gig definitely veers from the political content of his old Comedy Central show.
It was announced Monday that Stewart will host the WWE Summerslam on Sunday, following Stewart’s final episode of “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart” earlier this month after 16 years hosting the show.
Stewart appeared earlier this year in an ongoing rivalry with WWE-World heavyweight champion Seth Rollins. After Stewart taunted Rollins over social media, they confronted each other on “The Daily Show” where Rollins challenged Stewart to appear on Monday Night Raw to settle the score.
The Stewart/Rollins feud won’t be the only celebrity rivalry to appear at SummerSlam on Sunday. Stephen Amell of the CW’s “Arrow” and “The Prince of Dark Matter” Stardust had an in-ring encounter during Raw last week that resulted in an announcement that Amell and “The Man That Gravity Forgot” Neville will go up against Stardust and “The Bare-Knuckle Brawler” King Barrett on Sunday.
This year, SummerSlam has been extended to a four-hour broadcast plus a one-hour pre-show beginning at 6 p.m. EST on WWE Network this Sunday, Aug. 23.