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Marty Jannetty Recalls Getting Beat Up For Real By WWE Hall Of Famer

Marty Jannetty

• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (December 23, 1989) – WWF Superstars of Wrestling

On this day in 1989, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Superstars of Wrestling’.

This episode was pre-taped at the Market Square Arena in Indianapolis, Indiana and featured matches, promos & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF No Holds Barred: The Match/The Movie’ PPV.

Here’s the card:

– The Ultimate Warrior vs. Brian Costello

– Andre the Giant & Haku vs. Burt Todd & Frankie DeFalco

– Bad News Brown vs. James Sexton

– Jim Duggan vs. Conquistador #1

– Rick Martel vs. Warren Bianchi

– The Powers of Pain vs. Randy Fox & Larry Lawson

– Ron Garvin vs. Spike Jones

• Marty Jannetty Recalls Getting Beat Up For Real By WWE Hall Of Famer

In this flashback article, we take a look at an old shoot interview with Old School WWF Veteran Marty Jannetty, where he talked about getting beat up by WWE Hall of Famer Scott Hall.

We posted an article on Scott Hall talking about this story as well and you can check that out by tapping here.

Below are the highlight’s from Jannetty’s interview:

Host: Was there a time in the early days where one of the veterans tried to beat you up or take advantage of you or anything like that?

Marty: I was lucky enough that I don’t think I can’t remember any of those. There was a rookie who screwed me over once. His name was Scott Hall. This was Scott and Dan, his partner. They brought them in as the American Starship or something like that and they were bad.

Scott was, whatever it was, six five. Then he was like 285 pounds and he was just ripped. (Dan) Spivey was about six seven-six eight, built good. When they brought them in as a team, we were like, “Oh my god! Look at these giants!”

Shawn (Michaels) and I always, we used to party crazy and a lot of hotel problems. It would be a lot of room damages. We’d often get our cheques in the minuses for hotel repairs and damages. And there was a particular night that DJ (Peterson) and I got a room. And DJ wouldn’t check in. And it came out that room had a lot of wild women over. It had a lot of people over as a matter of fact. And room was like one of those rooms, it’s gonna cost us a little bit. We had so many people there who needed to lay down with the girls they were with. It was just a mess, couple of broken things.

The next day was a Thursday which was Memorial Hall, Kansas City. I was still hungover. So I was laying on the table in this restroom. I was taking a little nap getting that last bit of energy before the match.

I remember laying across the table one minute and the next minute I remember being on my hands and knees on the floor. And just like you’re in the screaming like “stop it, stop it!” And I’m looking up and all the guys in the dressing room, it was the babyface dressing room, all the guys were looking at me, just staring at me. And I turn and I see Scott Hall going out of the door like slams the door saying, “F*ck it!”.

I’m like, “What’s going on? What’s happening?” And DJ comes in and says, “Why don’t you look in the mirror.” He take me up and I’m like, “What am I doing on the floor and the table was knocked over?” So I’m looking at mirror and my lip was split. It was half over here and half here, hanging open. And I’m like, “What!! What the f*ck!!”

Host: Why did he do that?

Marty: And I remember picking up a fight about this big and heading over to the heel dressing room and looking across, “Where is Scott? Where is Scott?” And “Bulldog” Bob Brown grabbed me and he says, “No. You’re just gonna get hurt more.” They he helped me to the hospital, got me stitched up and all.

The next night was St. Louis, Kiel Auditorium. Kiel was always ten-twelve thousand people. Ric Flair, Kerry Von Erich were always like the main event. And it was a big show. And here I am, stitched up. And I see Scott Hall coming. I’m thinking what’s gonna happen here. And Scott walked right up to me.

He goes, “Well I guess you want to go round and right now, aren’t you?” I thought, well, just one more round but not now, rest first, heal first. He puts arm around me. I thought he was going to start hitting me. And he’s like, “Man, I’m so sorry.” He goes, “I know I got worked. I know I got worked.” And I said, “What are you talking about?”

And what he told me was when DJ signed in the hotel, I guess he signed in Scott Hall’s name because we got discounts for wrestling. And DJ wasn’t known. And just he had a mustache like Scott and curly hair and maybe that’s why he thought… whatever.

DJ had signed in as Scott Hall to get the discount for the room because we had a deal like I said, for the wrestlers at that place they gave discount.

Scott said that they told him that Marty went inside your name, destroyed the room on purpose, trying to get you fired. And I said, “Who told you that?” He said Bulldog told me that. Now I was getting hot towards Bulldog. And I told him I didn’t sign your name. I didn’t even know DJ did that.

DJ had overheard it and he said, “No, it was me.” And he goes, “Well, I did that just to get a discount. It wasn’t on purpose to get you in trouble.” Scott, you know, he again apologized. And he said bulldog keep saying he needed to do that to me.

I went looking for Bulldog. And I was kicking all the doors of Kiel auditorium dressing rooms. Slamming the door, “Where is Bulldog?” And Harley grabs me. He says, “What’s the matter, kid?” I said, Bulldog man, he had Scott do this to me. I said Scott just told me. He told me how the whole thing happened. I want to go take care of this. I said you would do the same thing. He goes, “Let me look at it, kid. I’ll find out if it’s true, I’ll take care of it myself.”

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