CM Punk Reveals What He Wanted To Do with The Straight Edge Society in WWE

Published 02/17/2021, 9:44 AM EST
CM PUNK – 25.09.2009 – WWE Smackdown et ECW Live Tour – Palais Nikaia de Nice, (Photo : Icon Sport via Getty Images)


CM Punk rose to prominence with not only his ‘best in the world,’ but because of his ‘Straight Edge Society.’ The stable, following Punk’s real-life mantra, was one of the most notorious stables in the late 2000s.

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The group had a militant, cult-like approach. They denounced anyone who did not follow their gimmick and shaved their heads as part of their devotion to Punk.

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The group had significant feuds with Jeff Hardy, Rey Mysterio, and Kane. Punk even shaved his head to follow the storyline. Recently, in a Twitter Q&A session, a fan asked Punk what were his expectations with the stable. To this, Punk gave a one-word answer.

By “Heat”, Punk could be referring to the now-disbanded Sunday Night Heat. It was a supplementary show to Monday Night Raw. However, the show was canceled in 2008.

The trio of Punk, Luke Gallows, and Serena Deeb fell out after Deeb was released from her WWE contract. Apparently, the current-NWA World Women’s Champion did not “live out” the Straight Edge Society gimmick in public. Hence, the group got disbanded within one year.

Serena Deeb recalls her experiences with CM Punk

Following her initial release in 2009, Serena came back to the company in 2017 as a coach at the Performance Centre. WWE released her last year because of pandemic-related budget cuts.

Recently in an interview, Deeb looked back at her WWE tenure and time with CM Punk and had some interesting observations. She called her interaction a “learning experience.”

He has very strong beliefs. He will fight for those beliefs until the day he dies and he will not apologize for it. I think that’s what got him really far in wrestling and gave him a lot of success. Not only that but, that’s a quality I think really worked for him.

You would speak up and he would speak his mind and if he didn’t like something, he would communicate that,” Deeb said, “There were several times when he didn’t like something and it was changed. I learned a lot from him, just in terms of confidence. He’s somebody who I really admire in that realm.”

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Serena returned to in-ring competition following her release from WWE. She appeared on AEW Dark first and then defeated NWA Women’s Champion Thunder Rosa to win the title for the first time in her life.

Coming back to CM Punk and Straight Edge Society, it is disheartening to see the stable disband abruptly. But in the longer run, this tenure made him the leader of the New Nexus, which in turn set him up for his journey as the ‘Best in the World.’

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Angana Roy

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Angana Roy is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports, having published more than 800 professional wrestling articles. She is currently pursuing higher studies in English language and literature from the University of Calcutta and has over three years of experience in journalism. As a life-long fan of the sports entertainment brand of pro-wrestling, her work consists of live coverage of weekly shows, PPVs, speculating the future course of storylines and everything in between.

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