Original ROH Star Returning for Title Tournament, Former AWA Wrestler Pleads Not Guilty to Felony Sexual Conduct Charges

Nick Paglino

Ring of HonorOriginal ROH Star Returning for Title Tournament

Original Ring of Honor star Brian Kendrick will be returning to the company at the 8/3 Toronto, Ontario show and has been announced as the second competitor in the tournament to crown a new ROH Champion. As we noted yesterday, Michael Elgin was announced as the tournament's first competitor.

Former AWA Wrestler Pleads Not Guilty to Felony Sexual Conduct Charges

According to WCTrib.com, former AWA wrestler Eugene "Buck" Zumhofe has pleaded not guilty to 12 counts of felony criminal sexual conduct stemming from sexual contact he had with a young woman approximately 1,800 times between 1999 and 2011. The following is an article excerpt:

According to the criminal complaint, the woman reported to law enforcement in April that Zumhofe began having sexual contact with her when she was 15, in June 1999, and that the abuse continued until 2011. The woman, who is now 29, reported the abuse after seeking therapy and medical care in 2012.

The abuse began when she moved into Zumhofe’s home in June 1999 in New London. The abuse began with his touching her breasts and then oral sex. After about two weeks, the abuse progressed to intercourse two to three times a day. In later years, intercourse took place two to three times a week until June 2011.

She alleges that approximately 1,800 separate acts of sexual abuse occurred during those years. Some took place in Kandiyohi County and some in Pope County, as Zumhofe moved to Cyrus in 2001.

Another adult tried to remove the woman from Zumhofe’s presence when she was a teenager. However, he threatened to kill himself and told the victim that it would be her fault, so she stayed, according to the complaint.

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