Many consider CM Punk’s AEW debut last month at AEW Rampage: The First Dance to be one of the greatest moments in the company’s history and it is hard to argue why. To add to that, his debut might even make it to Guinness World Records.
Punk himself absolutely loved his AEW debut and it was said that AEW had no idea what Punk was going to say in his promo during his debut on AEW Rampage.
CM Punk’s first AEW t-shirt also smashed sales records last month. It seems that was just the beginning.
While speaking on Busted Open Radio, AEW President Tony Khan revealed that the company has set all kinds of merchandise records thanks to CM Punk.
“What he’s done for our attendance, record TV ratings, record PPV buys. We set a live attendance mark in Chicago. We’ve set all new kinds of merchandising records . We sold over a 100,000 CM Punk shirts. We’ve sold thousands and thousands of ice cream bars since he started giving those away. You know, he’s absolutely changed our business. And that was the expectation when he came in. I spent years literally talking to CM Punk, talking to him about AEW, what it could be and how much it would mean to us if he could come back to the ring in AEW. He’s doing it.”
CM Punk has certainly proven to be a valuable asset to AEW and will continue to be one of the company’s biggest names in the years to come as well.
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