Professional wrestler Marty Jannetty, best known for his time in WWE as a member of the legendary tag team “The Rockers” with Shawn Michaels, confessed to committing murder when he was 13 years old in a rambling, bizarre Facebook post.
Note: We have edited the below post to remove a homophobic slur present in the original.
The 60-year-old wrestler alleges that he was targeted by a man when he was 13 years old, who he believed was going to sexually assault him. At which point he killed the man, and dumped his body in the Chattahoochie River, presumably in, or near Columbus, Georgia — where Jannetty grew up. It’s also where Victory Lanes, the bowling alley mentioned in the post is located.
Jannetty later went on radio in Boston to describe his side of the story, claiming the killing was self defense — and that he “didn’t mean” to kill the man.
Perhaps most chilling is that Jannetty is using the story as a warning for his longtime girlfriend, saying “I promised myself way back then, nobody would hurt me again .. that includes you.” Jannetty also indicates that he killed more people over his life, saying “that was the very first time I made a man disappear,” indicating there could be more.
The wrestler has had numerous problematic posts in the past, including in 2018 when Jannetty’s account suggested he wanted to have sex with a woman he raised as a daughter, which he later said was posted by hackers. Jannetty has also struggled with substance abuse issues throughout the course of his career, and was recently involved in a lawsuit against WWE claiming he suffers from Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) as a result of wrestling without adequate protection during the 1980s and 1990s.
Local police have indicated they intend to pass the details mentioned by Jannetty to their cold case division.