CM Punk, the former WWE star and a brief presence in AEW, finds himself at the center of attention once again. His recent release from AEW due to a backstage altercation at AEW All-In 2023 left many speculating about his future in professional wrestling. Since his departure from the promotion, Punk has remained absent from both pro wrestling promotions and independent circuits. However, recent developments suggest that his impact on the wrestling world is far from over.
CM Punk Tops the Charts: An Unconventional Victory
Wrestle Features recently published a list that sheds light on the most streamed WWE entry songs on Spotify, offering a unique perspective on pro wrestling statistics. Surprisingly, at the very top of this list stands CM Punk, whose entry music, ‘This Fire Burns,’ boasts a remarkable 84 million streams on Spotify. Trailing behind, we find Triple H with his theme music, ‘The Game,’ amassing 78 million streams. John Cena takes the third spot, followed by Randy Orton in fourth place, and Dave Batista rounding out the top five.
The Top-5 Most Streamed WWE Theme Songs on Spotify:
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- Batista – ‘I Walk Alone’ (28 million)
- Randy Orton – ‘Voices’ (40 million)
- John Cena – ‘The Time Is Now’ (46 million)
- Triple H – ‘The Game’ (78 million)
- CM Punk – ‘This Fire Burns’ (84 million)
CM Punk’s other iconic entry song, ‘Cult of Personality,’ is also a chart-topper on Spotify, boasting an impressive 130 million streams. Punk used ‘This Fire Burns’ as his entry music from 2006 to 2011, and in his last three years with WWE, he adopted ‘Cult of Personality’ as a nod to his Ring of Honor days.
However, it’s worth noting that ‘Cult of Personality’ does not secure the top spot on the list because it is not owned by WWE but rather by the rock band Living Colour.
CM Punk: A Record-Breaker in Absence
While there has been much speculation about CM Punk’s next move in the wrestling world, his absence from television hasn’t dimmed his star power. Even though he claims to have been away for nearly 8 months, Punk achieved the second-highest merchandise sales at AEW. According to the list, he had 236 items in the top 10 daily from January 1 to November 4, 2023, and a reverse rank valuation of 32,669.
Punk’s remarkable merchandise sales and his consistent presence in the wrestling conversation indicate that he continues to be a significant force in the industry, even without television exposure. Recent reports suggest that discussions about his return to WWE are underway. As he sits atop these charts, WWE higher-ups may be considering welcoming him back into the fold. The question remains: Will these impressive statistics have a positive impact on his next wrestling endeavor?
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CM Punk’s continued prominence in the world of professional wrestling, even during his absence from television, is a testament to his enduring impact on the industry. His recent release from AEW following a backstage altercation had fans speculating about his future in wrestling, but the latest developments highlight that Punk’s star power remains undiminished.
The fact that CM Punk’s entry songs, particularly ‘This Fire Burns’ and ‘Cult of Personality,’ top the list of the most streamed WWE theme songs on Spotify is a remarkable achievement.
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With ‘This Fire Burns’ amassing 84 million streams and ‘Cult of Personality’ boasting an impressive 130 million streams, it’s clear that his connection with fans transcends his time away from the squared circle.
What’s particularly noteworthy is that Punk’s merchandise sales have remained consistently strong, with him achieving the second-highest sales at AEW, despite not being active on television. This speaks to the loyalty and enduring support of his fanbase.
The wrestling world is abuzz with rumors of his potential return to WWE, and his impressive statistics and continued presence in the wrestling conversation could make him a valuable asset for any wrestling promotion. The question now is whether these remarkable achievements will pave the way for his next wrestling endeavor and what impact it will have on the industry. CM Punk’s ability to stay relevant and draw attention is a testament to his status as a wrestling icon.