During a recent ‘Dark Side of the Ring’ themed episode of his weekly ‘Talk Is Jericho’ podcast, WWF Attitude Era Legend Chris Jericho spoke about Marty Jannetty, who will be featured as an entire episode in the ongoing 4th season of VICE’s famous pro-wrestling documentary series.
Here’s what Y2J had to say:
“Marty (Jannetty) is a very controversial character, shall we say? I was a huge fan of The Rockers, Shawn (Michaels) and Marty, obviously. He was one of the guys, he was one of my big influences.
So as you see him over the years and kind of just gets a little bit crazier and crazier. He’s almost the type of guy where like, I don’t think I’d ever invite him on the Jericho cruise, for example, because you don’t know what you’re gonna get with him.
And I don’t want that element on board and right, he is the type of guy that I’d love to have him. He’s one of my heroes from that timeframe, but I can’t deal with that.
I mean, he’s come out and said that he murdered somebody. He’s talking about marrying his (step) daughter or something like this, or there’s just a lot of really weird daughter weirdness.
It’s just like over the line in a lot of different ways.”
The Marty Jannetty episode is said to be the by far most controversial one of the entire season.
Marty himself then took to Facebook and addressed what Jericho said on the podcast.
Here’s what the former Rocker posted:
“SO, now that you can see me, does anyone out there have Chris Jericho’s number..I had it, we are supposedly boyz, I lost his number in my last lost phone, but, I needs to call him…
Chris and I are good, he spoke very highly of me in his book (as should have, lol) we always hugg up when we see each other..
BUT, I ain’t happy with a few things he said in a review on my Dark Side Of The Ring episode, so I may have to run up on him now..will give it a chance to peace out first..
My promoter friends or whomever has his number PLEASE DONT POST IT OUT HERE..inbox(messenger) only please…Thank You!!
PS- don’t get it twisted, I likes the hell outta Chris, we just got some talking to do, that’s all..for now!”
Marty Jannetty wrestled for the World Wrestling Federation from May 1988 to January 1992, teaming with Shawn Michaels as The Rockers, before returning as a singles wrestler from October 1992 to February 1994 and again from September 1995 to December 1996.
He also had a rather forgettable run in Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling between January 1998 and August 1998, where he was on the same roster at the same time as Chris Jericho.
Jannetty wrestled his last documented professional wrestling match in June of 2018.
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