WWE superstar Seth Rollins crashed “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” on Comedy Central on Thursday, Feb. 26, and Stewart repaid the favor by appearing on Rollins’ own version of “The Daily Show” during WWE Monday Night Raw on March 2 from the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., Stewart’s home state.
Stewart is a longtime WWE fan, seated ringside for past WWE shows.
On Monday, March 2, rather than watching, Stewart was the one being watched by the WWE Universe.
Flanked by J&J Security (Joey Mercury and Jamie Noble) and with a mock set in the middle of the ring, Rollins was actually funny, ripping Stewart, but then the sarcastic Stewart appeared, turning the tables, so to speak, on an irate Rollins.
WWE superstar Randy Orton interrupted as Rollins prepared to demolish Stewart. With the distraction, Stewart low-blowed Rollins using a left-footed kick, before sliding out of the ring and finding safety.
Last week, Rollins challenged Stewart to appear on Raw, and an intimidated Stewart eventually accepted the challenge, mustering just enough courage as his Feb. 26 show closed. Stewart playfully jumped Rollins from behind, before Mr. Money in the Bank reversed the ‘attack’ and put Stewart in a headlock.
The confrontation stems from a social medial and TV battle between Rollins and Stewart that started earlier in February.
It’s all part of the Road to Wrestlemania 31, which is Sunday, March 29 from Levi’s Stadium, home of the San Francisco 49ers in Santa Clara, Calif. The Super Bowl of pro wrestling/sports entertainment will be live on pay-per-view and WWE Network.
Night of Too Many Stars
It’s also part of promoting “Night of Too Many Stars,” which is hosted by Stewart as a two-hour telethon at 8 p.m. EST Sunday, March 8 on Comedy Central.
Since 2006, “Night of Too Many Stars” has raised more than $18 million, giving children and adults with autism the opportunities they deserve to learn, contribute and live the fullest lives possible. While many great organizations focus primarily on autism research, “Night of Too Many Stars” and New York Collaborates for Autism raise funds to support autism schools, programs and services.
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