The simple t-shirt adorned with his crossed fists, a black & red version of his hometown’s flag, and his “Best in the World” nickname was an immediate hit. The Pro Wrestling Tees and Show AEW websites crashed. Tony Khan revealed they sold so many of the version Punk wore on Rampage that they had to buy up every ringer tee in the United States to meet demand. Within days, PWT announced it was the best-selling design in their history:
In less than 72 hrs, @CMPunk has the highest selling design ever on https://t.co/FhcfxY9Whc. This record was previously held by the Bone Soldier Bullet Club shirt for the last 7 years..... pic.twitter.com/RVHEYJ5bFH— Pro Wrestling Tees (@PWTees) August 23, 2021
That’s a lot of orders to fill, and a lot of cash in Phil Brooks’ bank account. To thank the team grinding to get those shirts into wrestling fans’ mailboxes, Punk spent some of his money to keep them well fed.
A nice gesture, made nicer by the fact Punk bought them real pizza and not that casserole they sell in Chi-town.