Former WWE Superstar Marty Jannetty took to Facebook this week with claims he was assaulted and hospitalised in a recent trip to New York City.
Jannetty, a former Intercontinental Champion who is perhaps best known for teaming with Shawn Michaels as part of The Rockers, took to social media claiming he was attacked outside JFK International Airport in an apparent case of mistaken identity. Jannetty claims to have fought off the attackers, before being taken to Jamaica Medical Center in Queens to be treated for injuries.
Though claiming to have lost his phone, the ex-Rocker shared a mobile phone screenshot showing a hospital feedback request in a Facebook post regarding the attack. Jannetty wrote:
“Dude, where is my phone?..NYC, they jumped me and took me to the hospital (Jamaica Medical Center) I was in front of JFK airport trying to go home..they jumped me from behind..I locked one of them up((arms stiff waving at heaven) when you in NYC and get jumped from behind, you probably getting robbed…the Dr apologized, said mistaken identity..I liked him, was very nice to me..my boiy Nicholas Masci came back and got me to the airport..but..dude where’s my phone??”
PS- why Breanna Taylor got all that attention on mistaken identity?? I got NONE..is it because I’m white??? (sic)
Marty Jannetty last appeared on WWE television in 2009 in a losing effort against The Miz and has garnered attention in recent months for his bizarre and, at times, controversial social media posts. Notably, in August of this year, Jannetty seemingly admitted to killing a man during his teenage years, a claim he later refuted.
At time of writing, no further details have been released on the attack. We’ll keep you up-to-date with any updates right here at Inside The Ropes.