Home » WWE News » CM Punk Explains Why He Tapes Up His Wrists, Legends Of The Ring, Rey Mysterio

- Speaking to WWE Magazine, CM Punk explains why he tapes up his wrists for every match.

“With taping up my wrists, there’s both an aesthetic and a utilitarian purpose,” he says. “Obviously, I’m big on imagery with Straight Edge. As for X’ing up the current CM Punk, mostly uses red pen—it’s my favorite color. But on the other end of the spectrum, taping up my hands and wrists helps me grip whomever I’m wrestling as well as the ropes. If I have a strained wrist, you’d never know thanks to the tape job. So it’s both functional, and it looks cool. Plus, it takes less than a minute to tape up both wrists, so it’s certainly not a time consuming process.”

– Legends of the Ring has announced they will be participate in the WrestleCon festivities that are taking place WrestleMania weekend 2013 April 5-7 with an event at Meadowlands Expo Center in Secaucus, New Jersey. Names scheduled to appear include The Honky Tonk Man, “Cowboy” Bob Orton, “Mr. Wonderful” Paul Orndorff, Demolition Ax, Demolition Smash, Kamala “The Ugandan Giant,” Mr. Fuji, Ken Patera and Tito Santana. (Event Information)

– Rey Mysterio is today’s featured Superstar on WWE.com. Click here to view his videos and photos.

(source: PWInsider.com)

  • scooter

    @Barry Horowitz
    I agree if he’s getting kids to stay away from drink, drugs and promiscuous sex thats gret but Aalot of them aren’t straight edge, they only think they are because they don’t drink and smoke, they don’t abstain from promiscuous sex (hell seen guys claim to be straight edge to try and get laid which disgusted me because they clearly never knew what the term meant.)

    The other case is that they claim their straight edge but actually do drink and have smoked weed or whatever else because its the cool thing to do right now.

    However for me the most annoying ones are without a doubt the ones who claim to be straight edge yet they’ve never heard a hardcore punk song in their life. How can you be part of a punk subculture when you don’t even listen to th music?

  • barry horowitz

    if punk influences kids to be straight edge that cant be a bad thing

  • scooter

    I meant wearing the straight edge Xs on his tape sorry if that wasn’t clear.

  • scooter

    Sad thing about Punk taping his wrists was it played a part in causing every 16 year old wrestling fan who has never listened to hardcore punk and trys to have sex with every girl they can find to wear them because they either

    A)Think their Straight Edge because they don’t really know what it means!
    or
    B)Want people to think their Straight Edge because they think it makes them look cool.

  • Tombstone

    well manic, you are clearly not part of the almighty IWC then, so GTFO!

  • MaNic

    honestly i always thought it was to cover up an offensive tattoo….

  • TheSheepDog

    shame! i thought that would have made a good investigation in the new scooby do/wwe programe :(

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