Longtime wrestling fan Jon Stewart to host WWE's 'SummerSlam'

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Jon Stewart just booked his dream job.

WWE champ Seth Rollins might want to watch his back on Sunday with Jon Stewart around.
WWE champ Seth Rollins might want to watch his back on Sunday with Jon Stewart around.

No, it wasn’t serving as host of “The Daily Show” on Comedy Central for the last 16 years.

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World Wrestling Entertainment announced Monday that Stewart would host this weekend’s “SummerSlam” pay-per-view from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

What exactly does one do as host of a four-hour long PPV?

Beats the hell out of us, but I am sure it will involve a variety of semi-funny sketches, awkward interviews with the wrestlers and the continuation of his ongoing feud with WWE champion Seth Rollins.

A longtime wrestling fan, Stewart appeared on WWE’s “Monday Night Raw” prior to WrestleMania 31 in March and Rollins eventually returned the favor with a cameo on “The Daily Show” before Stewart stepped away from the popular nightly news show earlier this month.

Rollins is scheduled to defend his WWE championship against United States champion John Cena in a title-for-title match. Not saying the fix is in, but something tells me Cena could have the advantage against Rollins with Stewart roaming around in the arena.

“SummerSlam” is traditionally the WWE’s second biggest PPV of the year behind “WrestleMania” and the company is pulling out all the stops in order to generate some mainstream buzz.

Actor Stephen Amell of “Arrow” fame will get in the ring with WWE superstar Neville in a tag-team match against Cody Rhodes and King Barrett (He’s not actually a King, of course ... it’s a whole thing.)

With all this free time on Stewart’s hands, it wouldn’t surprise me if we saw the television host do more work with the WWE in the future.

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