Police Investigating Former Wrestling Star Marty Jannetty After Apparent Facebook Murder Claim: Report

Jordan Cohn
August 06, 2020 - 1:38 pm

At some point, many people learn the hard way that what gets posted on the internet can never really go away, even if it's eventually deleted. In the strange case of Marty Jannetty, he may have learned this after confessing to a murder.

The former wrestling star, best known for his role as one half of the tag team "The Rockers" with Shawn Michaels, posted a couple of paragraphs to his Facebook page on Wednesday morning which, if true, appear to represent a confession to "making a man disappear."

"I never told no one this, even my brother Geno," Jannetty allegedly wrote (via TMZ Sports). "Cause Geno would've killed him, and I didn't want my brother gone..."

"I was 13, working at Victory Lanes bowling alley buying weed from a f**** 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..."

Jannetty went on to write that this incident was the "very first time (he) made a man disappear" and that this man was never found. He even provided a location, saying that "they shoulda looked in the (Chattahoochee) River."

The Chattahoochee runs along the border of Alabama and Georgia, which checks out, as Jannetty was born in Columbus, Georgia, a city located right near the river. Columbus police told TMZ that they are going to investigate the claims made in the since-deleted post, though Jannetty's alleged age would make the case 47 years old.

Jannetty was known for his partying ways, which Bleacher Report's Matthew Hester said sent him "on a path for self-destruction" in the late 1980s and affected his behavior. According to Hester, he suffered from severe depression in the 2000s and told those close to him that he was going to attempt suicide, and legal troubles followed shortly after.

In his prime, he and Michaels took home the World Tag Team Championship, and he was also an Intercontinental Champion in the early 1990s.

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