WWE News: CM Punk Named "Dude of the Week"

Gone Baby GoneContributerMarch 10, 2013

Courtesy WWE.com
Courtesy WWE.com

Now, "Dude of the Week" may sound like an odd title to give someone but, in this case, it's apropos, as WWE mega heel CM Punk made good on a promise that he made to a gunshot victim.

In case you missed it, about a month ago, 77-year-old Tom Dotterer was shot in the eye during a robbery at his store. Soon after the robbery took place, ABC reporter James Gaddis interviewed Dotterer about the situation. Even though he was still healing from the shooting, Dotterer appeared to be more bothered by Punk losing to The Rock at January's Royal Rumble pay-per-view.

After Punk confirmed the story was true, he set up front row seats and a meet in greet for the next time that the WWE was in Dotterer's area. Unfortunately, Dotterer was hospitalized and unable to attend the event. So Punk decided to give him a surprise visit at the hospital.

Apparently New York Daily News reporter Bob Raissmann got a hold of the story and nominated Punk as his Dude of the Week.

Overall, this accolade means nothing for Punks professional career. However, it speaks volumes about Punk's actual character, as opposed to his WWE persona. Even though he is currently a heel, Punk is probably one of the best ambassador's that the company currently has.

Ultimately, Punk may never reach John Cena's level of stardom. That being said, he still has marquee value and legions of fans that appreciate his work. For better or worse, Punk has a good heart and gives when he can. In fact, his WWE documentary showed Punk as a caring person who takes care of the people that he holds near and dear to him.

So, having him do something like this is not entirely characteristic.

In the end, Punk's charity work will probably always be overshadowed by Cena's generosity. Nevertheless, it appears Punk will continue to take care of those that take care of him.