Zumhoff, born Eugene Otto Zumhofe, was charged with molesting his daughter when she was a minor. Zumhoff’s daughter is now 29 and has just recently come forth with the accusations. The abuse started in June 1999 when the victim was 15 years old and continued until 2011.
He originally was arrested on the charges on May 27, 2013.
Zumhoff, 62, represented himself in court and denied all charges being brought against him.
After the verdict was brought down, Zumhoff went to use the restroom and then attempted to flee the courthouse. According to PWInsider, he was quickly apprehended by court officials and promptly charged with “escape from custody.”
His sentencing was originally scheduled for Thursday, March 6, but has now been postponed until May 8 in light of his new charge. According to PWInsider, The prosecutors are pushing for the harshest sentence possible due to the heinous nature of the crime and Zumhoff’s past criminal convictions.
Zumhoff was convicted of criminal sexual conduct in 1989 in Carver County, Minnesota and served a 36-month prison sentence at the Minnesota Correctional Facility in Stillwater, Minnesota. He was also convicted of violating a domestic abuse order for protection in 1999 in Kandiyohi County.
In his wrestling heyday, Zumhoff was a fairly big star in the American Wrestling Association throughout the 1980s. He was known as “Rock ‘n’ Roll” Buck Zumhoff and would come to the ring complete with a full rock jumpsuit and boom box on his shoulder. He would capture the AWA World Light Heavyweight Championship three times. He was also quite successful in World Class Championship Wrestling in the mid ‘80s, capturing the WCCW American Tag Team Championships twice with “The Iceman” King Parsons.
He ended his major league career in the mid ‘90s by serving as an enhancement talent in the WWF, losing to major stars such as The Undertaker, Ted DiBiase and a young Hunter Hearst-Helmsley (Triple H).
In 2000 he opened his own Midwestern touring company aptly called “Rock ‘n’ Roll Wrestling.” They run small shows comprised mostly of little people, female wrestlers and Zumhoff’s own trainees throughout Minnesota, Iowa, North and South Dakota, Iowa, Wisconsin and Illinois. The shows took place in bars, legion halls, fairs and other smaller gatherings.