CM Punk's return was a big hit for AEW on YouTube.
Punk opened AEW Rampage The First Dance on August 20 at The United Center, receiving a hero's welcome in his hometown of Chicago.
The entrance video currently sits at 5.4 million views, surpassing Jon Moxley's decision to not join the Inner Circle on the January 8, 2020 episode of AEW Dynamite for the number ten spot among AEW YouTube videos.
Number nine is currently occupied by the Chris Jericho and Orange Cassidy face-off from the June 24, 2020 episode of AEW Dynamite. The segment currently has 7.1 million views.
Punk's promo from AEW Rampage has 3.9 million views as of this writing, putting it as the 16th most viewed video on AEW's YouTube page.
The media call with Punk and Tony Khan has one million views.
Punk's return to pro wrestling already broke the record for most shirts sold on the Pro Wrestling Tees website in a 24 hour period.
Punk is set to make his in-ring return at AEW All Out on September 5 against Darby Allin.