A WWE legend has denied that he wants to have sex with his daughter after IBTimes UK uncovered a Facebook post in which he appeared to say the contrary. Marty Jannetty said reports of his infatuation with daughter Bianca were "fake news".
In a statement on 29 September, Jannetty said that controversial post was written by an unknown person who stole one of his phones and had access to his Facebook account. He went on to criticise media outlets for suggesting that he wanted to have sex with his daughter, Bianca.
"Breaking news for all media. No sex with daughters," Jannetty wrote.
On 26 August, IBTimes UK were first to report that Jannetty, who partnered Shawn Michaels' in the iconic tag-team The Rockers, appeared to have admitted the attraction.
He wrote: "Just did a DNA [test], she's NOT my daughter, we both held out of sex because you don't do that, but now we ain't."
It is over a month since this website's initial report that but the story was recently picked up by outlets in America, including the New York Post.
This has prompted an outright denial from hard-partying Jannetty, who lived a famously chaotic life outside the ring.
In a lengthy Facebook post, Jannetty said he often lost his phone and that in this instance someone with a vendetta had found it and written the "confession" at the heart of the controversy.
"From a guy's side, SHE'S F**KING HOT, but she's been [my] daughter. I want to, but I can't get past that."
Jannetty only learned of Bianca's existence in 2014, other Facebook posts reveal. The New Jersey-based athlete vowed to turn his life around after she made contact.
His careerpeaked in the late 80s/early 90s as the partner, and later rival, of 'The Heartbreak Kid' Shawn Michaels. Michaels would go on to become one of WWF/WWE's all time greats while Jannetty's career floundered somewhat – although he did beat Michaels for the Intercontinental Championship in 1992.
Jannetty's denial, in full:
"BREAKING NEWS FOR ALL MEDIA!!! NO SEX WITH DAUGHTERS!!! (I put that 2nd line in to grab your attention as you need to see whats going on with this) : I will be limiting what I say here due to attorney's advice & lawsuits in progress.
"Several major newspapers in major cities in America(and countries, Canada, Australia & the UK, so far) have recently written articles on me about my daughter, suggesting we wanted to have sex together. Well please share this and write an article about this(as I know you won't because it's not something negative on me) ITS FAKE NEWS!!
"My site was hacked or it came from a fake account, which Im constantly having Facebook remove them. (Had been hacked 7 times b4 since on FB) All the newspapers other than the NY Post(I think thats the one)(its definitely a top NY paper though) have written the article AS FACT. The NY Post did say at the end of the article that they didnt know if the story was true or hacked. BUT, they wrote it anyway. This morning I found a big piece of evidence where this came from.
"I always tell my people on Facebook about losing my phones which happens a lot(Dude, where's my phone) Well heres how I know a recent one was stolen and not lost. I got up this morning and saw my phone had 8 FB messages that came in from 4:30am when I went to bed and 8:30am when I woke up. I checked into them and they were all people asking why I looked so sad. There was a pic sent to many people in my FB messenger of me>>looking horrible!!! IT TOLD ON THE CULPRIT! The picture is of me close up and wearing my reading glasses and looking tired as can be(which I was) BUT, that pic came while I was setting up Skype and didnt mean to take a selfie, evidently I touched a wrong place.
"But I saved that pic to THAT PHONE to occasionally look and remind myself Im getting real old. Point being, it was saved to that STOLEN phone. Not FB, not my laptop, tablet or computer. JUST THAT PHONE. AndI always leave my FB open on my phone so that person was able to go all through my FB account. That person must hate me. Why else would they do that crap to me? My biggest disappointment is no one(that saw it) caught on that it was obviously fake and at least ASKED me about it rather than take it as true. EXCEPT, for a few on my fan page. Thats how I originally found out about it.
"Its a 6 weeks old thing that I was keeping quiet about so as not to harm the investigation. BUT recently,for some odd reason, newspapers are suddenly reporting on it.(we know why) But NOW you all know the REAL on this. Sorry Bianca AND Wendy that y'all are getting dragged into my messes. I love yall, this will be fixed!!