A former WWE star appears to have confessed to killing a gay man he claims tried to rape him while he was a child in the 1970s. Marty Jannetty (right in above photo) made the allegations Wednesday in a since-deleted Facebook post, then added to the controversy in a disjointed YouTube interview with Boston Wrestling MWF where he confirmed beating the man with a brick, but denied saying he killed the man.
“You’re a 13-year-old that almost got raped,” Jannetty told Boston Wrestling MWF. “If I couldn’t have handled myself, that dude would have raped me.”
Jannetty grew up in Columbus, Georgia, and worked as a young teen at a bowling alley at the time. A clerk at the front desk was known to sell marijuana, and Jannetty loved smoking weed so the pair went to make a transaction in the clerk’s car.
“I always used to laugh a lot on weed, I still do, but I don’t smoke it no more” he said with a boisterous laugh. “I don’t smoke it anymore. I don’t smoke it any less.”
The former WWE star, who paired with Shawn Michaels to form The Rockers wrestling duo in the ring, claimed the man grabbed his crotch following the sale. When he resisted them man's advances, Jannetty said the man dragged him from the car to a hidden area behind the bowling alley where he started pulling down the boy's pants. Realizing he was about to be raped, Jannetty admitted to using a nearby brick to beat the man before he “disappeared” him into the Chattahoochie River.
“When I was beating him in the head with a brick, I was only trying to beat his ass,” he claimed. “I wasn’t trying to kill him.”
TMZ is reporting the Columbus Police Department is “going to look into this” and that the “first step will be seeing if we have any missing persons or unidentified remains cases that match the limited information in the post.”