John Stewart Guest Hosting Summerslam
WWE announced today that “Daily Show” star John Stewart will be guest hosting Sunday’s Summerslam event:
After 16 epic years as host of “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” Jon Stewart has announced his retirement plans. What will Stewart do next? A trip to Disney? A run for President? A one-way trip to Mars? No, as first reported by USAToday.com, Stewart is set to host SummerSlam, this Sunday, Aug. 23, at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT live on WWE Network.
Stewart, a longtime member of the WWE Universe, appeared earlier this year in an ongoing rivalry with now-WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins. After Stewart taunted Rollins on social media, Rollins appeared on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” where he challenged Stewart to appear on Monday Night Raw to settle their score.
Most recently, Rollins appeared in a look-back segment during Stewart’s final few days on “The Daily Show.”
Steve Austin At PPV?
WWE Hall of Famer Steve Austin is being brought in for some appearances for Summerslam this weekend, though it’s not clear if he’ll be shown on the actual PPV. Word is that it may have something to do with his role as face of WWE 2K16.
WWE 2K16 Roster Update
Speaking of WWE 2K16, more superstars have been confirmed for the game this week. They are:
Adam Rose, Neville, Bo Dallas, Brie Bella, Brock Lesnar, Goldust, Heath Slater, Hideo Itami, Jack Swagger, Kevin Owens, Nikki Bella, Ric Flair, Sami Zayn, Roman Reigns, Stardust, Sting, Tyler Breeze, The Ultimate Warrior, Zack Ryder.
* Booker T
* Colonel Mustafa
* Eva Marie
* General Adnan
* Lord Steven Regal
* Sin Cara
* Summer Rae
* Tamina Snuka
* Triple H
* Steve Austin
* Seth Rollins
* Daniel Bryan
* Dean Ambrose
* Bad News Barrett
* Finn Balor
* Alexa Bliss
* The Rock
* Andre the Giant
Videos of Cena on Today
Here are some clips of John Cena hosting this morning’s Today Show:
Big Show Talks Retirement
In a recent interview with Digital Spy The Big Show discussed winding down his career:
“I’ve had a fantastic career – I’m still competing on a full-time schedule, but nothing good lasts forever. So eventually I’m going to have to transition out of this industry and do something else that’s entertaining and exciting for me. I think a natural evolution for me would be to try to transfer over into the film and TV world and start playing different characters. Hopefully that way I can keep entertaining my fans that are fans of me, in different avenues and different spotlights. It’s a natural evolution. Am I a little sad that my wrestling career is towards its end? Well, yeah, because this has been my life for 20 years. But I think I can continue to help some of the younger guys get over and develop and find out who they are then find a pleasant transition for myself. I’m not quite in the old folks’ home yet, I’ve still got more to do.
“I’m able to work, I am able to get other talent over. I am able to carry storylines. When you’re good at what you do you’re going to work. That’s a good thing. But from the standpoint of being an attraction, sometimes too much isn’t good. So it’s a difficult fine line. “I’ve had a great career with it and been very happy, I’m not complaining, but I think as I’m getting older – I’m 43 now – I don’t wanna be on the road five days a week anymore. I really don’t.
“It’s one of those kind of things. I have time left on my contract here and I’ll work that out, and when that contract ends I’ll always be a part of WWE as long as they want me, but I think I’ll go into more of a limited role. Who knows? Maybe even go into commentating or something like that. Maybe I could do pay-per-view commentating or something – special event commentating. I’ve only got three moves! I’ve only had three moves for 20 years so I don’t think I can do much more.”