He'll be hosting WWE 'SummerSlam' on Aug 23rd. Instead of the 'Daily Show.' *sigh* Whatever, Jon, do your thing.
So, this is happening now.
It might come as a bit of a surprise to the casual Daily Show connoisseur, but Jon Stewart actually has a long, storied history with the WWE. He's a surprisingly hardcore fan, and even had a brief feud in February with Seth Rollins (current World Heavyweight Champion) that ended in an appearance on WWE Raw and a tasteful kick to the groin. Of course, they wanted everyone to know that there's no bad blood, and a couple weeks ago Rollins gave Stewart an "honorary WWE World Heavyweight Championship title" engraved with the Daily Show logo. "Okay," we all thought, "surely this means Jon Stewart is done with wrestling."
"Nope," he replied, which brings us, weirdly, to this Sunday, at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT, when the Daily Show retiree will be hosting WWE's SummerSlam show live from the Barclays Center. In this new Bizarro World we're apparently living in, Jon Stewart has is providing wrestling commentary instead of political commentary. Who knows what else is different? Maybe grilled cheese is vegan, or millennials hate cell phones, or Donald Trump is a serious presidential candidate. I'm just gonna close my eyes and pretend we're still living in sweet, sweet 2014.