CM Punk Refused WWE’s Idea For New Theme

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CM Punk is one star who very much marches to the beat of his own drum but as WWE found out, he doesn’t mind marching to the beat of Living Color’s drum either.

CM Punk shocked the wrestling world when he returned to WWE at Survivor Series 2023 after almost a decade away from the company. Punk’s return came just a few short weeks after he was fired by AEW for his part in a backstage altercation with Jack Perry at All In.

However, during WWE’s first Summer of Punk in 2011, it seemed that CM Punk was on his way out of the company after winning the WWE Championship from John Cena in a famous match at Money In The Bank.

Punk’s walkout as champion lasted a little over a week but when he returned he made his way to the ring to the sound of Living Color’s iconic song ‘Cult of Personality’ – a song that followed Punk to UFC, AEW, and back to WWE.

CM Punk Didn’t Want WWE’s Copy Of Iconic Song

Speaking on the Drinks with Johnny Podcast, Living Color’s singer Corey Glover revealed that back in 2011, WWE wanted to give CM Punk the company’s own version of that song but he insisted on using the original track:

They had their own music division of the WWE and they were gonna have somebody make up a song that sounded similar to Cult of Personality. But that was gonna be his entrance music.

[Punk said] ‘No, I don’t want that. I want the real thing.’ He’s like one of the talent that actually got that in his contract that wherever he goes, that goes with him.

CM Punk has vowed to break Drew McIntyre’s heart as the war of words between the two stars continued on Raw. Drew McIntyre has in turn warned Punk what might happen to him if he dares show up in Glasgow at Clash at the Castle.

h/t SEScoops