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Jon Stewart Gets Taken Down by John Cena on WWE’s ‘Monday Night Raw’ (Video)

Payback hurts, especially when it’s delivered by a WWE Superstar

(Spoiler alert: Please do not read if you haven’t watched “Monday Night Raw.”)

After his chair-smashing appearance at WWE SummerSlam Sunday, Jon Stewart returned to the ring for “Monday Night Raw.”

The former “Daily Show” host learned the hard way that every action has a reaction when WWE Superstar John Cena delivered a painful payback for smashing him with a steel chair the night before, by body slamming Stewart.

Back at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York on Monday, Stewart promised to explain why he went after Cena during Sunday’s SummerSlam — going from host to participant to help former nemesis Seth Rollins secure the World Heavyweight title.

“Apparently last night, I upset some people,” he told the sell-out crowd. “Of course, some people were happy. But for those individuals who had to comfort their children… tell them who the little mean, old man was, I will tell you why.

“It was not in any way trying to help Seth Rollins maintain the World Championship, it was not to help the Authority because it’s best for business, it was because in my heart I could not let the great Ric Flair’s 16 championship record be broken because in my mind the champ is Flair!” he proclaimed.

The 52-year-old Comedy Central host wasn’t nearly as cocky when Cena took to the ring, “You and me have gotta talk,” he told Stewart.

“I didn’t think it through,” Stewart groveled. “You seem upset.”

Cena was not taking his apology, however, “This is not a comedy show. You have got punchlines and I’ve got punchlines too, I’ll punch you,” he threatened, before picking up Stewart, holding him above his head and smashing him to the ground.

WWE’s “Monday Night Raw” airs Mondays at 8 p.m. on USA Network.