Former WWE Superstar Marty Jannetty has been known to make troubling claims on social media, but a post on Facebook this morning (Aug. 5) was more troubling than most.
Along with photographs of a woman with whom he recently ended a relationship, Jannetty told a story about “disappearing” a man he believed was going to molest him when he was a young teen. He’s deleted the post, but screenshots were widely circulated on Twitter and elsewhere.
An edited version follows:
“I never told no one this, even my brother Geno..cause Geno would’ve killed him, and I didn’t want my brother gone,,hell he’d only recently came home from Viet Nam. I was 13, working at Victory Lanes bowling alley, buying weed from a [homophobic slur deleted] that worked there..and he put his hands on me..he dragged me around to the back of the building..you already know what he was gonna try to do..
“That was the very first time I made a man disappear..they never found him..they shoulda looked in the Chattahoochie River..but Winnie(the girl in these pics) I likes you so damn much, probably my favorite..but I promised myself way back then, nobody would ever hurt me again..that includes you..I loved you but you hurt me with your [expletive deleted] Jamaican jealousy..you can go your own way, I don’t need you..”
A follower asked him if he was okay, and Jannetty responded by claiming the story was true:
“Me and Winnie just had a fall out. But, if you’re asking bout the other thing..yes, that was a billion years ago, plus, I have the satisfaction of knowing that [expletive deleted] never got to do another kid like that..”
With the story trending on Twitter, TMZ Sports reached out to the Columbus (Georgia) Police Department about the possible murder of a man in 1973 (Jannetty is 60 years old now), and were told “We are going to look into this.”
A spokesperson for CPD’s Homicide Division indicated they have several open cases now, so an investigation won’t begin immediately. But they did outline for TMZ how they plan to start, by “seeing if we have any missing persons or unidentified remains cases that match the limited information in the post.”
Jannetty, a former WWE Intercontinental champion most famous for partnering with Shawn Michaels in The Rockers, has not responded to TMZ’s requests for comment.