The Truth About Straight Edge

Bill RingContributor IFebruary 20, 2010

With CM Punk and the straight edge society running around the WWE I thought that maybe it would be a good idea to tell you all about the facts of straight edge. Since im straight edge I already know all the facts about it but most people that arent dont know. Thats where I come in. I will inform you the the facts and expose the things that have either been exaggerated or are false all together.

Straight edge started with a band called Minor Threat. They used lyrics like " I dont wanna sniff glue, ive got better things to do".

The X on CM Punks hand has straight edge meaning behind it. At Minor Theat concerts miners would get X`s on there hand so they wouldnt be served alcohol. The symbol just grew from that.

Lets start with the basic rules. No drinking,no smocking,no drugs. The other rule that you wont hear about is no promiscuous sex which means you only have sex with someone really care about and dont have one night stands with people you barely know. The reason this was left out of tv is for the younger audience.

You can also personalise it by adding things. For example some people wont drink coffee. Things like that. But this is rare to find. 

The rules for drugs are different depending on who you talk to. Some take it as far as not even tacking Tylenol. But for the most part its just illegal drugs that are protested.

Also, you dont have to shave your head. They just do that on Smack Down to make straight edge look more like a cult. Straight edge is all about being healthy and not doing something that can harm no matter how popular it is. Its about being your own person.

Thanks for reading. If you have any questions about straight edge please ask. And remember, straight edge means im better then you. jk