-- 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."
-- As we noted here on the website, Jim Ross moderated an interview between CM Punk and Stone Cold Steve Austin at SummerSlam AXXESS for the WWE 13 video game. The interview was designed to be like the Shawn Michaels and Bret Hart "Greatest Rivalries" interview from last year. The two talked about who would win a match between them and how that will come across in the game. While the two respect each other in real life, the interview was said to be heated. Ross called it a "classic" on Twitter over the weekend. There's no word on if or when the interview will air. It's possible that it will be featured as bonus content on WWE 13. We'll keep you posted as we hear more.