Marty Jannetty Reveals Why He Was Fired After the 1993 Royal Rumble
The Hannibal TV recently interviewed former WWE Superstar Marty Jannetty, who reflected on his feud with Shawn Michaels in 1993. Below are some brief highlights and a video of Jannetty talking about the subject (transcript via WrestlingInc.com).
Marty Jannetty on putting on a good match with Michaels beforehand: “We went around for three days ahead of the Rumble getting the match down. We really, when they first started doing that, weren’t comfortable with it because these people in Denver just saw us do that match, Salt Lake City, 12-15,000 people saw us do that match.”
Jannetty on working a match with Michaels in Denver: “We went and got that match down so good with three days ahead. That night in Denver, which was Shawn and I’s town, we had that match down so good… we never slowed down and we went for 20 minutes. … I hear Blackjack Lanza going to Vince ‘I’m telling you, put this match on the main event.’ It’s the best match we’re ever gonna see.”
Jannetty on Vince McMahon believing he was drinking and wasn’t there for the match at the Rumble: “Vince, the next day at TV, called me into his office and said ‘I heard you had been drinking and just wasn’t there for that match. I have to let you go,’ and boy that broke my heart.”
Jannetty on the story of him winning the Intercontinental title to punish Michaels: “I hate to say I won the IC title because of punishment to Shawn, but Vince had me come back and beat him.”