Kayfabe! Breaking Kayfabe w/ Marty Jannetty
Posted by Mike Campbell on 10.24.2013
The less famous half of the Rockers talks about the bs in the WWE's rehab offers and his "former tag team partner."
Breaking Kayfabe w/ Marty Jannetty
This isn’t even close to the better releases of this series, namely the Lanny Poffo one. You would think it would be, with how many potential Shawn stories that Marty can tell, but Marty really isn’t that willing to open up about things. He tells one story about a relative of his, but doesn’t want it to be known whom he’s speaking of, and KC honors his wishes by having it bleeped. Marty isn’t really that well spoken to begin with, and it shows as this interview progresses. At one point Sean even seems to try to keep things going by telling Marty that they’ll take the ride, as long as they get to the station (a nice analogy that I fully plan to steal).
When it comes to Shawn, Marty is really gun-shy. He tells stories that are clearly about Shawn, but won’t even say his name, just referring to him as a “former tag team partner” when talking about early in their careers, and how girls flocked to his partner, but once he opened his mouth they weren’t so interested in him anymore, and that’s how Marty would get girls. The only good Shawn story he tells is the story of how the Rockers breakup angle took place, and that was only because Shawn told the story in his shoot with RF Video, but left out a lot of facts. Marty almost doesn’t tell it, commenting “Get that shoot if you want to hear the story.”
Other than Shawn, most of the discussion surrounds Marty’s ankle, and how damaged it is. Sean even tries to stir the pot a bit, by bringing up how Marty’s “former tag team partner” didn’t do anything to try to help, but Bret Hart did. This leads to the discussion of the WWE’s rehab offers and how Marty got turned down for it. Marty’s addiction wasn’t recreational, but medical, due to injuries suffered while working for the WWE. But, their excuse was that if they let Marty have it, then they had to let anyone else have it (note from Mike: Is that really a bad thing?). Things wrap up with discussion about Marty’s heat with Rob Feinstein, and how it’s not due to Marty allegedly stealing merch from an RF table, but because Marty told a story on a shoot and asked RF not to put it in the release. Well, not only did he put it in, but in the trailer.
The 411: This is a decent interview, but definitely not great. Again, Marty isn't very well spoken, and his overall reluctance to cut loose (which is his prerogative) hold this back on entertainment.