Leatherface Makes AEW Debut In Texas Chainsaw Massacre Death Match

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AEW Dynamite played host to one of the most bizarre matches in company history.

The 16th of August edition of AEW Dynamite saw Jeff Jarrett return to his home city of Nashville, Tennessee but trouble was waiting for him. As part of a promotional tie-in with the new Texas Chainsaw Massacre game, Jarrett faced off with Jeff Hardy in a death match that proved to be a horror show in Music City.

The anything goes match kicked off backstage when Hardy approached an area bathed only in red light to find himself attacked by Jarrett. It wasn’t long before both men’s respective factions were involved with Karen Jarrett punctuating proceedings with various screams including “We’re gonna die” and “I want to go home.”

The Jarretts were covered in a bucket of red liquid which added to the horror motif and ensured nobody actually had to be dismembered with a chainsaw to achieve the look.

Eventually, the fight made its way to a weapon-laden ring and Jeff Hardy looked to be on the verge of victory when he drove Jeff Jarrett through a table with a Swanton Bomb but Jay Lethal broke up the pin attempt. As promised by Jarrett in the build-up to the bout, Leatherface appeared wielding a chainsaw in a way that made Terry Funk look like a lumberjack and chased off Karen Jarrett.

Ultimately, Satnam Singh – who had previously been seen tied up backstage – broke free from his chains and laid out Jeff Hardy with a chokeslam that allowed Jarrett to pick up one of the strangest victories of his long career.

What else happened on AEW Dynamite?

Dynamite saw AEW very much on the road to All In with more competitors and matches set for the event in Wembley Stadium. Dr. Britt Baker DMD booked her place in the AEW Women’s Title match at the event when she defeated The Bunny.

Will Ospreay returned to the company in Nashville and has himself one of the biggest challenges of his career in his home country when he faces off with Chris Jericho.