As we all know, The Straightedge Society is in some hot water. Serena has gotten released, Joey Mercury has gotten injured, and a stable can't be based around Luke Gallows.
The reason The Straightedge Society never became what it could have is because CM Punk and only CM Punk was built up. Now that the Society is pretty much over, neither Gallows or Mercury have any individual credibility or momentum, because the entire time they were made to seem like Punk's inferiors. It didn't help CM Punk that much either because it was portrayed like he had a stable of weak people. Now, let's take a look at the top 5 potential replacements for Joey Mercury, and see why The SES does not have to end.