Police in Georgia have launched an investigation after a former WWE star posted a cryptic and rambling Facebook message suggesting he'd made someone "disappear" when he was a young teenager.
Marty Jannetty, who is best known for his time in WWE as a member of the legendary tag team “The Rockers” with superstar wrestler Shawn Michaels, shared the story in a bizarre and now-deleted Facebook post.
"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 the back of the building ... you already know what he was gonna try to do," he wrote in the post, which was captured by SB Nation and TMZ.
"That was the very first time I made a man disappear, they never found him. They should've looked in the Chattahoochie River."
The river Jannetty mentioned in the post runs through the community of Columbus, Georgia. Columbus Police Department Capt. Joyce Dent-Fitzpatrick confirmed to Oxygen.com that authorities are investigating Jannetty's claim and began looking into it soon after they were made aware of it. Homicide police are part of the investigation, which is still in its early stages.
Although he deleted the post, Jannetty addressed it in a phone interview with the Boston Wrestling Sports show Wednesday.
"I said he disappeared, I didn't say I killed him," Jannetty said, claiming the unidentified person tried to sexually assault him and he was acting in self-defense.
“If I couldn’t haven’t handled myself, that dude would have raped me,” Jannetty told the show.
“I can’t say he deserved to die, but he deserved to get his a-- beat,” he continued. “And, when I was beating him in the head with a brick, I was only trying to beat his a--, I wasn’t trying to kill him.”
Jannetty later seemed to waffle between implying the man was dead and saying that he'd merely gone missing in the rambling interview.
"Can you imagine dragging him to the river and throwing him in? And, then finding out on the news the dude's missing. You know the dude. And, you know more than that. That affected me bad, bro," Jannetty told the show.
“I’m not saying right now that he died, but I’m just saying a person don’t need to die because they’re f--ked up in the head,” he said.
Jannetty also said a friend in law enforcement got in touch with him after his Facebook post.
"One of my sheriff friends, he called me and said 'What did you do?'" Jannetty said, claiming this person then told him that authorities were filing a warrant for his arrest.
The Muscogee County Sheriff's Office told Oxygen.com there are not currently any warrants filed in Jannetty's name.
Jannetty was previously embroiled in controversy after a post appeared on his page that suggested he wanted to have sex with a woman he'd raised as his daughter. Jannetty told the British tabloid The Sun that he'd been hacked.
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