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Yes, the big political news on Tuesday was Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s congressional address — but Jon Stewart found offensive nuance within CNN’s graphics department that took slight precedent on Comedy Central’s “Daily Show.” While debating President Obama’s plan to negotiate a nuclear deal with Iran, CNN used the Star of David as its wipe transition, going from a taped segment back to live coverage. Stewart called the effect “patronizing.” Also Read: Jon Stewart Delivers a Low Blow to Seth Rollins on WWE’s ‘Monday Night Raw’ (Video) “Are you kidding me?” he asked rhetorically. “That actually happened on CNN. »
- Tony Maglio
Guess Jon Stewart has found something to do after he leaves The Daily Show. The host made his debut on WWE Raw, responding to a feud with wrestler Seth Rollins that started when Rollins claimed he could host The Daily Show better than Stewart. After that, Stewart responded, and then Rollins even crashed the Moment of Zen. But where better to settle this war than in the ring? Stewart can certainly pull of the dramatics. Wrestling is hilarious! »
- Lindsey Weber
With talk-show host Jon Stewart’s gate-crashing appearance on the most recent edition of Monday Night Raw, it cements another one of the bizarre similarities between WWE in the past decade and World Championship Wrestling. The comparison? Both promotions attempted to form unique alliances with mainstream celebrities to draw ratings and new eyes.
However, for as bad as WWE may appear on occasion, it’s not as bad as WCW, whose dependence on funk legends, rock legends, rap legends, non-human film stars, TV celebrities and yeah, hall-of-fame NBA power forwards in many ways closed the same doors they opened with celebrity co-signs.
Though possibly leading to some not-so-amazing moments, taking a look back at WCW’s run of booking mainstream celebrities should certainly prove to lend itself to remembering some less-than-spectacular moments (and also some absolutely hilarious ones, too). In moderation, celebrities certainly accentuate the star-power of performers »
- Marcus K. Dowling
Jon Stewart headed out from behind his Daily Show desk to enter into a ring with WWE wrestler Seth Rollins during Monday Night Raw. Jon Stewart Vs. Seth Rollins The feud between Rollins and Stewart began a couple of weeks ago when the WWE vet claimed that he could ably “take over as host of The […]
The post Jon Stewart Faces Off In The Ring Against WWE’s Seth Rollins appeared first on uInterview. »
- Chelsea Regan
Jon Stewart and WWE star Seth Rollins' rivalry came to a head last night on Monday Night Raw. It started a few weeks back when Rollins said he could do anything he wanted in the future, including taking over as host of The Daily Show! Stewart warned the athlete he'd "just stepped in a world of hurt," saying, "This is the biggest mistake you've ever made, coming after The Daily Show!" Then last week, the political humorist was in for a bit of a surprise when Rollins showed up on the set of The Daily Show and challenged him to a fight on Monday Night Raw at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. When Monday evening rolled around, Rollins thought the comedian was too scared to show his »
Apparently, The Daily Show was the only thing keeping Jon Stewart stable. Now that he's retiring, he seems to have lost his mind a little bit. It all started a few weeks ago when WWE wrestler Seth Rollins bragged that he could take over The Daily Show from Jon Stewart and make it "actually watchable." Stewart, having nothing to lose at this point, responded to Rollins, telling him, "You just stepped in a world of hurt, my friend." Rollins upped the ante by crashing The Daily Show's trademark "Moment of Zen" segment, first by video, and then in the studio … with a headlock. »
- Alex Heigl, @alex_heigl
It doesn't seem fair to pit a man who's been at a desk job for nearly two decades against a professional wrestler, but The Daily Show host Jon Stewart held his own when he went up against Seth Rollins during WWE's Monday Night Raw.
This feud started after Stewart announced he was leaving his Comedy Central show, of which Rollins responded that he would "take over as host of The Daily Show for Jon Stewart and make that thing actually watchable." Referencing Rollins' nickname "Mr. Money In the Bank," the 52-year-old host fired back, "You messed with the wrong guy, and I’m coming, and that’s money in the bank my friend."
Then this past Thursday, Rollins showed up on The Daily Show's "Moment of Zen" segment and dared Stewart to join him on Raw. He accepted »
Monday Night Raw has been the flagship show for the WWE since its inception at the beginning of 1993, and that first year in particular played a large role in setting the show apart from the rest of the programming that the company ran on a regular basis.
Featuring a number of title matches and many important storyline moments, the men and women who made up the roster during that era were vital when it came to ensuring the program was allowed to grow and become the enormous success it has been for WWE.
The first year in particular was known as being somewhat experimental, with ideas such as having Rob Bartlett on colour commentary or having superstars phone the commentary booth to have conversations during matches. Still, 1993 was also notable for establishing the live format and proving that it was a concept that could work.
That was 22 years »
- Lee Price
Welcome to an exciting episode of Raw is Rollins. With just four weeks until WrestleMania, WWE clearly has its main matches lined up, even if several haven’t been formally announced. The game the company is playing is trying to string things along and build to the announcements shortly before Mania so things don’t sputter between matchmaking and the matches themselves.
Unfortunately, that means that everything that happens between now and then involves a lot of strange wheel-spinning. We know John Cena will face Rusev in a rematch, but WWE has to stretch it out. Randy Orton is going to get his comeuppance on Seth Rollins for the curbstomps last November. Damien Mizdow is going to stand up to the Miz. But none of these matches have been declared, and in two of their cases, they are a few steps away from even being announced.
As a result, »
- Scott Carlson
Jon Stewart lived up to his recent threats and dared to step into the wrestling ring to face WWE superstar Seth Rollins on Monday. “The Daily Show” host got embroiled in a feud with professional wrestler last week when Rollins taunted him about his signature Comedy Central Show, saying he could take it over and “make that thing actually watchable.” See photos: 17 of the Most Dramatic Sports Movie Moments: From ‘Rocky’ to ‘McFarland, USA’ (Photos) The standoff landed Stewart on “Monday Night Raw,” where Rollins acted out a faux “Daily Show,” telling the audience: “Let’s start with our first topic of the evening, »
- Debbie Emery
Is Jon Stewart retiring from The Daily Show to take on the world of wrestling? Let's not get ahead of ourselves here, but the 52-year-old political humorist did face off with WWE star Seth Rollins Thursday! The two men have been faux-feuding since Rollins, 28, proclaimed on Monday Night Raw that he could do anything he wanted in the future, including becoming the president of the United States or taking over as host of The Daily Show! This prompted quite a response from Stewart, who warned Rollins he'd "just stepped in a world of hurt," saying, "This is the biggest mistake you've ever made, coming after The Daily Show!" He assured the wrestler he was "160 pounds of »
Jon Stewart better get ready to rumble. The “Daily Show” host was closing out Thursday’s show with his traditional Moment of Zen when suddenly he was interrupted by WWE wrestler Seth Rollins. Also Read: Jon Stewart’s ‘Daily Show’ Replacement? 13 Funny, Topical and Talented Picks (Photos) “Bring it,” the wrestler said while appearing right behind the comedian. Stewart seemed happy to comply, but added, “Unfortunately, I don’t have it with me right now.” The two have engaged in a war of words on social media ever since Rollins insulted Stewart on WWE’s “Monday Night Raw.” Also Read: »
- Joe Otterson
Jon Stewart wanted a piece ... He Got The Piece!!!! WWE superstar Seth Rollins hijacked Stewart's "Moment of Zen" on "The Daily Show" Thursday night ... in response to the smack talk video that Stewart recently made. But Rollins didn't just talk the talk ... he then snuck up behind Jon and put him in a Headlock!!! It was pretty hilarious ... and fulfilled the promise Rollins made on "TMZ Hollywood Sports" ... when he said he'd whoop Jon's ass »
- TMZ Staff
If there's one thing you don't do, it's interrupt Jon Stewart during his "Moment of Zen."
And yet, that's exactly what WWE superstar Seth Rollins did during a surprise appearance on Thursday night's episode of The Daily Show – receiving a headlock for his efforts and further extending an unlikely feud between wrestling's top heel and the heavyweight champ of fake news.
As Stewart was preparing to wrap another week behind the desk, he was interrupted by the man known as "Mr. Money in the Bank," who crashed the Daily Show's »
Celebrity culture can often be strange – the way people act around famous people is sometimes laughed at by others, until they meet their own heroes and turn into a giggling mess. It’s all relative to each individual, and hardly anyone can claim that they haven’t been excited by the prospect of meeting somebody who has provided countless hours of entertainment for them.
Interestingly, celebrities themselves are no different. Just because they’re famous themselves, doesn’t mean they don’t have their own icons and people they look up to. As a professional wrestling fan, it’s cool to think that famous folks enjoy the product just as much as the average Joe.
It’s actually quite intriguing that people would be surprised to learn that there are celebrities who enjoy pro wrestling. The industry obviously has a wide reach, and is after all one of the best examples of live entertainment available. »
- Jamie Kennedy
Brock Lesnar is contracted for four more dates with the WWE. His future beyond that is up in the air, following a disagreement with Vince McMahon this past week at Monday Night Raw. Lesnar left the show early, and Dave Meltzer in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter reports that this was due to a disagreement with Vince McMahon.
Meltzer states the business dispute “related to negotiations regarding Lesnar signing a new contract.”
There are no specifics beyond that. The issue could perhaps be settled easily and quickly, but right now both sides are at an impasse. Lesnar and McMahon are stubborn guys, so any negotiation is going to involve neither man wanting to blink first.
Lesnar left Raw during the show, then on Tuesday, McMahon told the WWE locker room that there’d been an unresolved problem. That’s all there is to it, for now. It isn’t a creative issue, »
- Grahame Herbert
When the WWE Network officially surpassed the one million subscriber mark in late-January, the company rightly trumpeted the achievement as a landmark moment for the on demand service. After all, one million people is a heck of a lot, and something to celebrate, but it still leaves another four million regular Monday Night Raw viewers who haven’t yet taken the plunge and checked out the Network.
Even more worryingly, WWE seem to have relaxed a little in regards to Pay-Per-View buyrates, which were previously like gold dust for the promotion. In essence, the higher the number, the better, as it means more homes have ordered the show, thus pouring more money into the McMahon-led coffers. With the dawn of the Network, WWE don’t appear to be quite as addicted to buys, instead focusing more on getting fans to sign up to the subscription service.
There’s just one problem, »
- Jamie Kennedy
Fresh off of the creative momentum that the WWF saw in 1997, the company had a lot to prove in 1998. They needed to prove the previous year wasn’t a fluke, and they had to build on said momentum to try and bridge the gap between Raw’s ratings and the numbers that WCW’s Monday Nitro was bringing in every week. Nitro was still on fire, as well, as the rise of Goldberg was a huge story, so the WWF couldn’t afford to slip up.
“Stone Cold” Steve Austin was still on his quest to dominate the wrestling world. Degeneration X was still pushing all the boundaries they could. Coming off of the Montreal Screwjob, Vince’s Mr. McMahon character was, perhaps, the biggest heel in the business. The Rock, Triple H, The Undertaker, Kane, Mankind and more were all helping to round out one of the »
- Aaron Hyden
This is a rumour. There could be absolutely no truth in it. However, Reddit moderators have been in touch with the source and it appears the information is at least being looked into. There has been a big reaction to the report within the forum, and as such we will report on the rumour here, as a matter of interest to WWE fans.
The informant states that Lesnar was never scheduled to be involved with the Reigns segment that happened with Daniel Bryan and Paul Heyman. Instead, the plan was for Lesnar to take part at the end of the show, confronting Reigns at the end of the main event tag match.
- Grahame Herbert
Provided by ListenFirst Media, Dar – TV measures what entertainment content is resonating most across Facebook, Google+, Instagram, Tumblr, YouTube and Wikipedia combined. For more on the methodology behind Dar – TV, scroll to the bottom of the article.
Digital Audience Ratings (Dar) – TV Broadcast Monday Feb 16, 2015 – Sunday Feb 22, 2015 Rank Last Week Program Rating(000) 1 1 The Voice 11,852 2 2 Glee 6,689 3 4 Empire 5,184 4 3 America’s Got Talent 4,146 5 5 America’s Funniest Home Videos 3,293 6 6 Supernatural 2,773 7 - Gotham 2,161 8 9 American Idol 1,847 9 - Arrow 1,500 10 7 The Simpsons 1,480 -
Cable/Streaming Monday Feb 16, 2015 – Sunday Feb 22, 2015 Rank Last Week Program Rating(000) 1 2 The Walking Dead 5,401 2 1 Top Gear 4,328 3 3 Pretty Little Liars 4,323 4 4 Key and Peele 3,662 5 6 Dance Moms 2,325 6 5 Game of Thrones 2,313 7 7 WWE Raw 1,715 8 - Vikings 1,473 9 - Bring It! 1,402 10 - House of Cards 1,388 -
Late Night Monday Feb 16, 2015 – Sunday Feb 22, 2015 Rank Last Week Program Rating(000) 1 1 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 48,727 2 4 Saturday Night Live 21,202 3 2 Jimmy Kimmel Live! 14,389 4 3 Conan 12,263 5 5 Last Week Tonight with John Oliver 8,734 -
Trending Monday Feb 16, 2015 – Sunday Feb »
- Jason Klein
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