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Jon Stewart heads to WWE for first post-Daily Show appearance

Jon Stewart's final episode as host of The Daily Show, Comedy Central's goofy take on politics and news, aired just a couple of weeks ago, on Aug. 6. While Stewart has yet to announce any long-term plans for his future, we now know what his next immediate step will be: an appearance at this summer's biggest wrestling event.

WWE reports through its official website that Stewart will host SummerSlam, one of the company's biggest pay-per-view events of the year. What does hosting a WWE event mean? Traditionally, it involves being on the mic and in the ring a couple of times throughout the night, maybe interviewing some WWE superstars before or after their matches. But with Stewart's history, perhaps something bigger could be going down.

A long-time wrestling fan, Stewart made an appearance on an episode of WWE Raw earlier this year. You can watch the best part of that guest spot in the video above, which includes Stewart running down corporate stooge (and now-WWE world heavyweight champion) Seth Rollins. He ends the segment by giving Rollins a low blow before making his escape.

Rollins will, of course, be in action at SummerSlam, defending his world heavyweight championship while simultaneously trying to win the United States championship from John Cena. It's a good bet that Rollins and Stewart will clash verbally, if perhaps not physically.

Other major matches of the night include Brock Lesnar taking on the Undertaker and WWE supervillain Stardust teaming up with King Barrett to fight Neville and Arrow actor Stephen Amell.

The four-hour SummerSlam extravaganza hosted by Jon Stewart takes place this Sunday, Aug. 23. A one-hour pre-show begins at 6 p.m. ET while the main show starts at 7 p.m. ET. It will be available on various pay-per-view services, as well as on the WWE Network streaming service.