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Update on how much money AEW generated from Texas Chainsaw Massacre match

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An AEW star has discussed the polarising Texas Chainsaw Massacre Deathmatch from the August 16 AEW Dynamite, providing clarification on an aspect of the bout.

Jeff Jarrett, who not only competed in the match against Jeff Hardy, but also works as Director of Business Development in AEW, recently gave insight on the match via his My World podcast.

While fans opinions were mixed on the wacky contest, Jarrett revealed what both the sponsor and the network’s reaction to the match was, saying:
“The sponsor’s exact words, ‘Incredible. Way over delivered.’ Okay, so that’s a win. It’s my understanding across the board, the network, because they’re the ones that, you know, I guess they now have, and you know, it’s not that this is the first and certainly it’s not going to be the last, but you know, when you build a deck and hey, ‘We did this for this client, this for this client, all that’, obviously it goes without saying the top man, T.K., super excited, and look, his sole decision. That was up to him.
“When the funds are going to Maui, that kind of says so much to me, but the audience being so passionate about it, I love that, okay, that lit a nerve.

“Not always good. Some people just didn’t like it, but I loved it. I thought it was an honor to be in that type of integration. It was definitely out of the box.
“I thought Jeff Hardy and his entire crew, you can say executed it to a T. I’m not a horror movie guy, but Leatherface, that clip of him walking down the aisle and throwing the chainsaw and he was supposed to be on our side, but Sonjay got his ass kicked, Karen got ran off, and all the integration, just look at the images in the background, production, across the board, it was a grand slam in so many ways.
“For those that didn’t like this kind of stuff, I will say this without question. It certainly will make you appreciate, more, your four and five star matches.
“So yes, it actually served a purpose to you as well. It will make you appreciate, ‘Hey, I don’t like that, that integration stuff. I like this stuff.’ So I’m super excited that, mission accomplished.”

While the positive reaction to the match from the sponsor and network lines up with recent reporting, one detail that Jarrett revealed to be inaccurate was the amount AEW received for doing the match.
The reported figure AEW received was $100,000, with Khan reportedly donating the entire amount to help the Maui food bank following the devastating wildfires in the area.

Jarrett stated that this reported number was ‘way low’ noting:
“Just to let you in on this, the number that’s being reported online, that’s why I haven’t commented on it, it’s way low. It blew me away.”

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