Jon Stewart began his first gig since leaving the "The Daily Show" by giving himself a moment to soberly reflect on his past.
“I spent the last 16 years talking about politics. It’s nice to be back in reality," he told a roaring WWE crowd in Brooklyn, New York on Sunday night while attending SummerSlam 2015.
His new reality -- that of professional wrestling -- is scripted and performance-based, but Stewart is more than happy to oblige.
Especially when there's a piece of the action to be had:
Stewart hosted the WWE event Sunday night -- a far cry from the presidential debate that hundreds of thousands of Americans are requesting him to moderate, but a spectacle nonetheless.
During a title-for-title match between John Cena and Seth Rollins, Stewart came running into the squared ring to have his own say in the matter. While his sharp words have always been his weapon of choice, in the WWE match, it was a metal folding chair.
Aside from his well-groomed streaky silver locks of hair, Stewart is now also rocking a retirement beard and handling the ring pretty well.
He charged up to Rollins, intimating him with sudden movements, a hunchback, and of course, that folding chair. Rollins and Stewart have a feud dating back to last spring, so seeing Stewart attack his arch-nemesis wasn't a surprise here.
Hey Stewart, you gonna use that thing or what? Go get Rollins!
Oh snap, he just KO'd John Cena!
Stewart was dubbed a "SummerSlam criminal" by the announcers for interfering with the match. Not a bad start to post-"Daily Show" life.
Stewart should watch his back though -- Cena is known to get his revenge every now and then.
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