If you absolutely had to guess which prominent pop culture figure would be most willing to host a WWE pay-per-view event, 52-year-old progressive political comedian Jon Stewart probably wouldn't come to mind. In fact, it sounds like more of a job for one Donald John Trump -- who's made several (rather bizarre) WWE appearances in the past -- but apparently he's busy at the moment trying to turn The White House into an upscale resort/casino.
Alas, Stewart just pulled the plug on his run as host of "The Daily Show" and he's got a lot of time on his hands -- and a lot of quality time to squeeze to squeeze in with his son, Nate, who was with him all night.
Stewart kicked off Sunday's Summerslam with a surprisingly sincere speech from inside the ring. “I’ve spent the past 16 years talking about politics so it’s nice to be back in reality,” he told the Barclay's Center crowd. “Let me tell you the difference between politics and what you’re going to see here tonight: the WWE performers that you will see tonight respect their audience, so you’re going to see some amazing bouts.”
Of course, with hindsight being 20/20, Stewart could've added that one of those "amazing bouts" would involve him finishing off John Cena with a steel chair.