Last month, former WWE wrestler Marty Jannetty wrote a Facebook post in which he said he’d “disappeared” a man when he was 13 years old. Shawn Michaels’ former tag partner even indicated where he’d disposed of his victim’s body, and seemed to be using the story to threaten a girlfriend of his.
It was far from the first time Jannetty shared troubling thoughts on social media, but this one caught the attention of mainstream tabloids - and eventually the police in Georgia, where the murder supposedly took place in the early 1970s.
There’s a lot in there, but basically Jannetty says this was the start of a storyline which would lead to a match with a friend and fellow wrestler, a former corrections officer who’d be playing a disgraced ex-cop. The stipulation would be if Jannetty lost, he’d allow himself to be taken into custody peacefully so his opponent could regain his job on the force. He doesn’t mention where this angle would play out, but does use the news coverage and police investigation as proof “he’s still got it.”
In the long history of wrestlers saying things that got them real-life heat and then playing it off as “I was just working ya!” - this one takes the cake.
Jannetty does say there was some truth to the story, but not only didn’t he kill the man who groped him while selling him weed, he “loves all my gay people.” The ex-Rocker also apologized to his girlfriend for involving her, saying she’s “not a jealous evil woman” as he originally depicted her.
Police told TMZ their case is still open despite Jannetty’s explanation.