— WWE (@WWE) August 17, 2015
Big ol’ news ahead of the ‘biggest party of the summer’ this Sunday: former ‘Daily Show’ host Jon Stewart is going to step back into a WWE ring to host Summerslam. Stewart briefly feuded with WWE Champion Seth Rollins a few months ago, and is fresh off his final ‘Daily Show’. Between this and ESPN/Jonathan Coachman doing a Summerslam themed Sportscenter segment, it almost feels like WrestleMania season all over again. It’s easy to complain about how wrestling isn’t what it used to be, but the current WWE has more mainstream appeal than any other era sans the mid 80s. It’s pure entertainment mixed with a roster of men and women who are ready to steal the show. This weekend should be out of this world.
“We still won’t do jackshit.” For the first time I can remember, I hoped words coming out of Jon Stewart’s mouth would be wrong. But like always, he’s not. This kind of attack, whether racially motivated or not, is becoming far too common in America. President Obama spoke on the tragedy yesterday and said that attacks like these just don’t happen in other advanced countries. The Charleston tragedy marks the 14th time President Obama has had to address the nation following a mass shooting. If that seems like a lot, that’s because it is. You can talk about gun control or mental illness or whatever else you think is causing these senseless crimes, but the fact of the matter is that it’s clear the people in control won’t do jackshit. If they were going to do something, you’d think it’d be done by now. All the speeches and articles that demand a call to action fall on deaf ears, and if this is the new America, where mass shooting are apart of daily life, then it’s an America I don’t want to apart of.
I knew when they announced who would be replacing Jon Stewart, no matter who they picked, I would never fully be onboard. How could Comedy Central even begin to replace Stewart? Having said that, I think Comedy Central went the right route here. Picking a up-and-comer with a sweet accent. All kidding aside, I wish Trevor the best of luck.