COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - A Columbus native and former WWE superstar appears to have made a Facebook post insinuating that he made a man “disappear” in Columbus in the 1970s.
In a since-deleted Facebook post, Marty Jannetty told an anecdote about “the very first time I made a man disappear.”
The post, that appears to have been made by Jannetty, says that he worked at Victory Lanes Bowling when he was 13 years old. Given that Jannetty is now 60 years old, this alleged incident would have occurred around 1973.
The post insinuates that a man attempted to sexually assault Jannetty, which is when he “made [him] disappear.”
The man involved in this incident is never identified, but the post suggests that police “shoulda looked in the Chattahoochie [sic] River.”
It is unclear at this time if there is any validity to the contents of Jannetty’s post or if his social media account was hacked.
Columbus police say they have received reports of these allegations and are taking them very seriously. They say they are working to get into contact with people across the nation, including the former owner of Victory Lanes Bowling.
Jannetty’s time in the world of professional wrestling began in the 1980s and ran through the late 2000s.