ABC News Channel 9 in New York posted a story about a 77-year-old liquor store owner who was shot last week while his store was being robbed. The owner, Thomas Dotterer, returned to work yesterday and joked that The Rock beating CM Punk at The Royal Rumble last Sunday was what really ruined his week.

"That's the worst thing that happened to me all week, the Rock beat Punk," Dotterer exclaimed. "Did you know that?"

CM Punk responded to the story on his Twitter, writing, "Tom Dotterer is amazing. He's got my respect. If he needs anything from me let me know."

You can watch the story below, Dotterer's comments about Punk losing to Rock are at the end of the video:

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