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PUNK NEWS: Latest on C.M. Punk connecting with 77-year-old robbery victim (w/Video)

Jan 30, 2013 - 5:31:04 PM
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By James Caldwell, PWTorch assistant editor

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77-year-old Thomas Dotterer, who was shot in the eye by liquor store robbers, responded to C.M. Punk's words of encouragement on Wednesday.

"I thank him, from the depth of my heart because I know down deep, he means what he says,” Dotterer told the ABC affiliate in Syracuse, N.Y.. Dotterer also said he hopes Punk beats new WWE champion The Rock in their re-match.

"I’ve got to hope and pray that Punk bounces back and whenever they meet again, that he'll win,” Dotterer said. [ Latest news story on Dotterer/Punk here at 9WSYR.com ]

Original Story Wednesday

A 77-year-old man, Thomas Dotterer, who was shot in the eye by liquor store robbers, says the worst thing that happened to him this week was C.M. Punk losing the WWE Title to The Rock at the Royal Rumble.

The story was covered by local media in Syracuse, N.Y., where the robbery occurred. Dotterer, who is strongly involved in the community, conducted a series of TV interviews with local news outlets after being released from the hospital and returning to his family-owned liquor store. Included was his WWE comment.

"That's the worst thing that happened to me all week, The Rock beat Punk. Did you know that?" Dotterer asked a local TV reporter.

This drew C.M. Punk's attention on Twitter. Punk tweeted early Wednesday: "Tom Dotterer is amazing. He's got my respect. If he needs anything from me let me know."

[ LINK: ABC affiliate WSYR's TV report on the WWE angle is here - http://bit.ly/14vTKSY . Thanks to PWTorch reader Matt A. ]



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