CM Punk Belts ‘Golden Girls’ Theme During His AEW Dark Debut

by Joe Rutland
(Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for Queensbury Pictures / Dark Sky Films)

Pro wrestler CM Punk sent the Chicago crowd home happy in singing The “Golden Girls” theme song on “AEW Dark” on Saturday night.

Punk, who was going to be in a big match on AEW’s pay-per-view “All Out” Sunday night, was feeling it. He’s been away from the pro wrestling business for seven years, leaving World Wrestling Entertainment as his contract ended.

But he’s returned and reclaimed his “Best in the World” moniker. Punk shared with the crowd in Chicago, where CM Punk lives with his wife and dog, that he was sent out to “send them home happy.” What happens is pretty amazing to see. AEW crowds have been getting into the habit of singing along with some of the wrestlers’ entrance music.

CM Punk Gets Chicago Crowd To Join Him In Some Serious Singing

One example is when Chris Jericho walks down the ramp and fans sing “Judas,” a song from his rock band Fozzy. On this Saturday night edition (a special show as “AEW Dark” usually airs on Tuesdays on its YouTube channel), singing was in vogue.

CM Punk was in the ring with tag team Jurassic Express and Marko Stunt. They end up singing “Thank You For Being A Friend,” the “Golden Girls” theme song originally recorded by Andrew Gold. Take a look and enjoy seven-plus minutes of Punk, Jurassic Express, and Chicago wrestling fans having some fun.

Pretty good for some tired wrestling fans. AEW runs a couple of shows on Wednesday nights with a live “AEW Dynamite” episode while taping “AEW Rampage” too. “AEW Dark” shows matches filmed before and after “Dynamite” and usually runs on Monday nights.

But what about The “Golden Girls”? Sure. That show can be seen in reruns or purchased in a collectors’ series. The NBC comedy starred Bea Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan, and Estelle Getty. Four women who shared diverse interests and backgrounds under one roof.

‘Golden Girls’ Gave NBC Hit Sitcom For Its Seven-Season Run

It provided NBC with a hit show between 1985-92 as it received Primetime Emmy and Golden Globe awards. Also, all four actresses individually won Primetime Emmys during the show’s run. The show ran for seven seasons and tackled topics like love and death in a serious yet humorous way.

Sadly, three of the show’s four stars have passed away. Arthur, McClanahan, and Getty all have died in the years since The “Golden Girls” left NBC. Only White, at 99 years old, remains alive. She’s also one of the few cast members from “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” still around, too. Earlier in August, actor Ed Asner, who played Lou Grant on the CBS sitcom, died.

As we said, CM Punk returns to in-ring action on Sunday night. It will be the first time he’s wrestled in front of a live crowd in seven years.