• On This Day In WWF History (December 29, 2009) – Old School Wrestling Legend Passed Away
On this day in 2009, we lost Old School Wrestling Legend “Dr. Death” Steve Williams at the age of 49 due to throat cancer.
During his career, Williams wrestled for some of the biggest and most famous wrestling companies ever, such as the World Wrestling Federation (1998-1999), World Championship Wrestling (1988-1990, 1992, 1999) , Extreme Championship Wrestling (1996, 1997), UWF/Mid-South Wrestling (1982-1987) and All Japan Pro Wrestling.
In 1995, Jim Ross pushed hard for McMahon to bring Dr. Death to the World Wrestling Federation, with J.R. intending to get a legitimate tough guy who could shut up The Kliq and be immune to their bullsh*t and backstage politics.
Williams received an offer and was already booked to win the 1995 King of the Ring tournament and get the main event push that came with it, but unfortunately he was still under contractually obligated to work several upcoming AJPW shows, so it was impossible for him to accept the WWF’s offer.
He was the favorite to win the infamous Brawl For All tournament in 1998/1999, but competed with an injury, which caused him to lose to Bart Gunn, who ended up winning the entire thing.
REST IN PEACE DR. DEATH!
May 14, 1960 – December 29, 2009
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• WWE Removes A Ped*phile From WWE Network Footage
WWE recently added some AWA footage to their WWE Network Hidden Gem section.
Buck Zumhofe was a part of this footage originally, but WWE edited him off.
Former 3 time AWA World Light Heavyweight Champion and WWF Enhancement Talent Buck Zumhofe is probably the worst case of pedophilia in Professional Wrestling’s History.
In 1986, Buck Zumhofe was found guilty of s*xual misconduct involving a minor and 3 years later in 1989 he was sent to 36 months in prison after being convicted of fourth degree s*xual conduct with a minor.
He was arrested again in 2013, when he was charged with twelve felony counts of criminal s*xual misconduct, after he s*xually abused his very own daughter for 12 years (!!!) between 1999 and 2011.
In 2014, Zumhofe was convicted on all twelve counts.
After the verdict, he tried to flee from the court house but the officers stopped him and he was additionally charged with ‘escape from custody’.
Buck Zumhofe was eventually convicted to 25 years in prison.