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64.  Marty Jannetty

We have to admit that we hate it when current WWE performers talk about becoming “the Marty Jannetty” of their team.  Jannetty may not have had a career that came close to what Shawn Michaels did, but honestly how many could?

Like Shawn, Marty Jannetty was a quick worker whose ability to sell and fly and few equals.  They called the Rockers tag team specialists and their double team abilities put the Rock and Roll Express to shame.  Jannetty would go solo after Michaels heel turn but he just couldn’t generate the same level of charisma that his old partner did.  He could still perform in the ring and was still one of the better workers, but it wasn’t the same and with outside issues he wasn’t performing on a consistent basis.

If he was on the main roster consistently, he could have had a far greater career than he did have.  He was an excellent worker and deserves a lot better than being used as a punch line on WWE television.  There are some wrestlers who “deserve” that accolade; Marty Jannetty is not that guy.


Should Marty Jannetty be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 90%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 4.8%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 2.6%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 2.6%

The Bullet Points

  • Other Aliases: Marty Oates
  • Billed From: U.S.A. (Columbus, Georgia)
  • Key Championships Held: AWA Southern Tag Team (2) w/Shawn Michaels
    AWA World Tag Team (2) w/Shawn Michaels
    NWA Central States Heavyweight
    NWA Central States Tag Team (5) (2w/Tommy Rogers, 2w/Bob Brown, 1w/Shawn Michaels)
    WWF Intercontinental
    WWF World Tag Team w/The 1-2-3 Kid
  • Why they will get in: He was damn good and was one half of the most exciting tag team in WWE history.
  • Why they won't get in: His name is being used as a punchline now on WWE TV.
  • Five Greatest Matches/Moments: 1.  With Shawn Michaels beat Buddy Rose & Doug Somers in a bloody steel cage match (12/25/86)
    2.  With Shawn Michaels had one of the best matches on Saturday
    Night’s Main Event against the Brainbusters  (3/11/89)
    3.  Had a very underappreciated match with Shawn Michaels against the Orient Express (1/19/91)
    4.  Match of the Year winning the IC belt over Shawn Michaels (5/17/93)
    5.  Was a survivor with the 1-2-3 Kid in his Survivor Series Match (11/24/93)

Should Marty Jannetty be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 90%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 4.8%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 2.6%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 2.6%

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