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WWE Superstar CM Punk

Gunshot Victim Deserves

BACKSTAGE PASSES!

2/7/2013 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Getting shot in the face has its perks, particularly if you're a wrestling fan -- just ask Thomas Dotterer, who's being treated like a champ by the WWE just days after some thugs blasted him while robbing his Syracuse liquor store.

The 77-year-old was in critical condition last week after taking a bullet to the eye ... but instead of complaining, he told the media he was more upset about the outcome of the WWE Royal Rumble because his favorite wrestler had lost!!!

"The Rock beat [CM] Punk. Did you know that?"

Word of the tough-as-nails fan got back to the WWE ... and the org. raced to get in touch with the guy.

In fact, we're told Dotterer already got a phone call from CM Punk and was promised ringside seats and a backstage pass the next time the org. comes to Syracuse.

It almost makes getting shot in the face worth it ... almost.

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LadyN    

Punk's character is an arrogant heel but he's a really good guy "in real life". It's nice to see WWE reaching out to this poor man after what he went through. I hope he enjoys the show. Backstage is an amazing experience for a fan.

590 days ago
17.

NightmareVirus    

Things like this make you forget about the fan incident where he struck a fan. Of course, he shouldn't be blamed for that because the fans put him in a hostile environment.

This guy is actually a really great guy.

590 days ago
18.

_smoove    

Best In The World

590 days ago
19.

brianh    

The guy got SHOOT IN THE FACE and lived,, This old man is bad ass

579 days ago
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