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The Dark Match

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A wrestling podcast and website hosted by Matt and Jeremy with the occasional special guest!
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Michael Cole is Terrible at Math
Tons of wrestling and loads more coming, the team quickly recaps the week behind and forecasts the two major PPVs ahead: Bound for Glory and Crown Jewel. Watch this episode on YouTube!
59:15
October 20, 2021
Finally Showed Up To Work
Plenty of stakes in one company, a feeling that there are none in the other, it was a weird week in wrestling, but we hit a quick recap, do some Cowboy Sh*t, and remind you that Moose is excellent on this week’s broadcast. Watch this episode on YouTube!
38:37
October 10, 2021
God's Revenge
The team recaps a lot of wrestling, including a PPV and 3 TV shows on the E side, 2 shows from Tony Khan’s promotion, and a quick reminder that Moose is here and we should be eternally grateful at all times.   Watch this episode on YouTube!
42:14
October 4, 2021
Extreme Moose Rulez
WWE heads into Extreme Rules with a single Extreme Rules match lined up, but we go through the card, recap Grand Slam Dynamite and Rampage, reference Moose three times in this episode so hopefully that makes up for his less than stellar week in wrestling.   Watch this episode on YouTube!
40:08
September 26, 2021
We remembered Moose!
A busy week of wrestling that will lead into an even bigger week, so the Dark Match team recaps everything going on, remembers (finally) to show Moose some more love, and briefly dives into the horror that is The Plane Ride From Hell episode of Dark Side of the Ring. Watch this episode on YouTube!
43:26
September 20, 2021
All Out Fallout with our friend, Moose!
This week on Impact, Moose delivered yet again in a big win over Eddie Edwards. The Dark Match didn’t cover this on this episode because internet issues cut us off, but there’s plenty of good stuff from the week that was inside, including All Out reactions and fallout, a banger of a Smackdown episode from MSG, and an all too simple suggestion for making Raw a much better show. Listen to Adam Cole's new banger of a theme! Watch this episode on YouTube!
52:51
September 12, 2021
All Out of Moose Love
In our second episode of the season, the team already failed to appreciate Moose during Moose Appreciation Season, but does provide a thorough run through of the pending All Out 2021 Card and their predictions for the show. We love you Moose. The Key and Peele Pre-fight Promo that Jeremy thinks is too close to the Kingston Vs. Miro Promos. Watch this episode on YouTube!
43:48
September 5, 2021
"We're Back!" - Season 3 Premiere
“We’re Back”… ok I’m paraphrasing CM Punk a little bit, but we’ve been gone a few weeks and we know you’re pumped for our take on the massive two weeks of wrestling and sports entertainment that was. We also kick off the Moose Appreciation Season of the podcast, as Impact die-hards might not find him under appreciated, but we sure as hell do. That guy’s awesome.  Watch this episode on YouTube!
36:09
August 29, 2021
The Dark Match Season 2 Finale - Episode 29
In the finale of Season 2, The Dark Match recaps an extremely busy week in professional wrestling, as three PPV events, a special Dynamite and the return to the road and live crowds. We will be taking a brief hiatus until the week of Summerslam when we will return for Season 3 of everyone’s favorite wrestling podcast when we take The Dark Match to the moon! Watch this episode on YouTube!
28:43
July 26, 2021
Kenny in the Bank!
There’s a ton of wrestling this weekend, so Team Dark Match makes their Money in the Bank predictions, then takes a shot in the dark at what Slammiversary brings to the party this Saturday night on FITE! Watch this episode on YouTube!
50:05
July 17, 2021
Get Your Plungers Ready!
For a week that brought both Road Rager and Great American Bash, The Dark Match brings you a recap of both.  Hope you brought your plungers, this one is jam packed with recap mess.  Watch this episode on YouTube!
30:06
July 13, 2021
Real American
The team runs through the week that was, predicts the upcoming Great American Bash, and makes a heartfelt plea for sense and reason on America’s Birthday.   Here's Kenny Johnson's "The Comedy in Wrestling", which Jeremy references. Watch this episode on YouTube!
32:57
July 4, 2021
Hell of a Lot of Cells
Team Dark Match recaps the Hell in a Cell PPV, and a quick run through of the Money in a Bank qualifiers from Raw and Diamond Mine debuting on NXT.  Watch this episode on YouTube!
28:09
June 25, 2021
Yeet Yeet!
After quickly recapping the ever rising death toll at the hands of the Sir Yeet, Head of the Table Roman Reigns, the Dark Match team goes through the (kinda repetitive) Hell in a Cell card for 2021. Watch this episode on YouTube!
28:15
June 20, 2021
Samoa Joe In Your House!
The DM team runs through the past weekend’s NXT In Your House then a quick recap of the fallout in the weekly show.  We will be back later in the week to preview the Hell in a Cell card. Watch this episode on YouTube!
30:25
June 17, 2021
Poppy In Your House
The return of Poppy and Io Shirai highlight a quick recap of NXT, then Jeremy and Matt run through the card for this Sunday’s In Your House 2021 PPV event. Watch this episode on YouTube!
30:03
June 12, 2021
WWE No Sell
After Matt recounts his brush with death (the aftermath of COVID shot #2), The Dark Match team goes through the full week of wrestling a little late this week (Thanks TNT), and briefly discusses more contract releases from the E. Watch this episode on YouTube!
39:17
June 7, 2021
Welcome to the D.M.D. Era
Matt and Jeremy were in Jacksonville for the very long, but very good, Double or Nothing. Join us for a slightly sleep-deprived recap of the evening. Please like, review, and subscribe. Watch this podcast on YouTube and see Bayley (the dog)!
40:05
June 2, 2021
Our Double or Nothing Preview
After a quick run through of the week that’s been, Jeremy and Matt run through predictions for the AEW Double or Nothing 2021 PPV Card. As referenced on the show: Tony Khan Addresses the rumor of WWE working with New Japan Pro Wrestling & sets the record straight. Please like, review, and subscribe. Watch this episode on YouTube!
48:04
May 29, 2021
That Damn Ted DiBiase
Jeremy and Matt quickly recap a somewhat slow week in wrestling, which is a weird thing to say in a week with zombie lumberjacks, and just as the podcast hits its stride we get interrupted by that Damn Ted DiBiase. Please like, review, and subscribe.  And tell a friend! Watch this episode on YouTube!
18:32
May 21, 2021
AEW in the Dark
Jeremy and Matt run through the week in wrestling, question if drastic ranking changes via Dark performance is the best way to book, and make predictions for Backla…sorry, Wrestlemania Backlash.  Remember to Like, Review, and Subscribe.  You might end up with some merch! Watch this episode on YouTube!
33:17
May 14, 2021
Enter the Blood Room
Matt comes to us straight from the Blood Room, the humid, sweaty mess emanating from Daily's Place in beautiful Jacksonville, Florida.  Matt and Jeremy break down the match and talk about what it was like seeing live wrestling again.  If that wasn't enough, Matt managed to watch all the shows of the week and recapped that too! Please like, review, subscribe, or whatever the kids do these days.  Tell your friends too! Watch this episode on YouTube!
20:20
May 6, 2021
“We’re trending number two in the world on Twitter”
Jeremy and Matt recap a pretty great Impact Rebellion PPV, look forward to Slammiversary, and go over the week in pro-wrestling. Now Matt will go back to impatiently waiting for Team RK-Bro gear on the shop. Don't forget to like, review, and subscribe! Watch this podcast on YouTube!
32:38
May 1, 2021
Dusty Finish
Jeremy and Matt run through the week that has been in pro wrestling highlighted by two fantastic women’s matches (one on NXT, one on AEW), then preview the upcoming Impact PPV featuring Kenny Omega vs Rich Swann title for title, or the match where Mox likely drives a pickup truck through a wrestling ring. Please like, review, and subscribe! Watch this podcast on YouTube!
34:46
April 23, 2021
Don't You Dare...Be Sour
Jeremy and Matt run through what was mostly a quality Wrestlemania weekend, save for some heavy confusion around The Fiend, so quit being so damn negative, (open finger quotes) internet wrestling community (close finger quotes). Watch on YouTube! Don't forget to like, review, or subscribe on your favorite podcast platform.
25:36
April 15, 2021
Brock Lesnar is like Beetlejuice
Jeremy and Matt recap the great NXT TakeOver: Stand and Deliver show, briefly hit on Dynamite and Chris Jericho’s fire promo, and give predictions for the rather lengthy Wrestlemania card. Grab a drink and a comfy seat folks, this podcast, like Mania, runs a bit longer than you’d like. Watch this episode on YouTube! Like, Review, and Subscribe and you could get some of Matt's wrestling merch mailed to you!
01:01:40
April 9, 2021
Stand (In Line) And Deliver
Matt and Jeremy go through the night 2 card for Stand and Deliver, then Matt shamelessly offers to send you his free stuff in exchange for likes and subscriptions. So seriously, like, subscribe and share, get free stuff that Matt will have delivered to you. Check out our night 1 coverage here: https://anchor.fm/the-dark-match/episodes/Quit-Trying-to-Make-Q-T--Marshall-Happen-eu4bvu Watch this podcast on YouTube! We'll be back in your feeds on Friday with a quick recap of Takeover and AEW and our Wrestlemania preview!
29:34
April 7, 2021
Quit Trying to Make Q.T. Marshall Happen
Jeremy briefly recaps AEW because QT Marshall lulled Matt into a state of indifference so he didn’t finish the show and is unable to help, but we both watched NXT and we’re both extremely amped to run through our Night 1 predictions.  But seriously, just let this one go, you can’t win them all. Please like, review, and subscribe.  Tell your friends! Watch this podcast on YouTube!
33:44
April 2, 2021
Dark Side of the Ring: Randy Orton - S02 EP09 (CORRECTED)
UPDATE (2/24): If you downloaded the episode last night or this morning, you'll find that only Jeremy is talking.  This has been updated with Matt talking. In this episode, we run through a quick recap of Fastlane, and do a deep dive in to all the ways the Fiend/Alexa/Orton situation has been handled poorly, the wonderful new sound effects for the Strowman Express, and get a little excited for a Rhea/Asuka-Mania. Please like, review, and subscribe and tell your friends! Watch this podcast on YouTube!
29:13
March 24, 2021
An Apology to Mr. Lashley - S02 EP08
After a quick recap of NXT and AEW’s stellar Lights Out match, Matt issues an apology for some of the negativity we’ve shed on Bobby Lashley over the last few weeks. You keep killing it, All Mighty Champ, we’re behind you. But then the weird comes back as we predict Mario Lopez will challenge Orton at Fastlane to promote Peacock. Watch this podcast on YouTube!
22:59
March 19, 2021
The Exploding Podcast
Jeremy and Matt race the clock to recap the AEW Revolution before our computers explode, Matt survived the horror of another Death Match and we both marvel at how well done the Street Fight was. But the women were the real stars of the PPV. This and more, just before Jeremy dives on Matt to save him from the explosion and is quickly rushed to an area medical center. Watch us on YouTube! https://youtu.be/oCBcz6eexOQ
28:18
March 11, 2021
Game Changer - Triple H to AEW Confirmed - S02 EP06 - The Dark Match Podcast
Jeremy and Matt run through the week, including Bobby Lashley winning the title, The Miz’s talents being wasted to get there, Shaq on AEW, and Revolution. Then we make completely unfounded claims about WWE’s EVP of Talent Strategy jumping ship to “change the game” that we hail as fact in our podcast title as clickbait. Matt is also available on OnlyFans, if anyone is in to that.
41:22
March 5, 2021
Do the “I’m the Captain Now” bit - S02 EP05 - The Dark Match Podcast
Jeremy and Matt recount the events of Elimination Chamber, fantasy book Wrestlemania matchups for a couple of the current champions, and shower some surprising praise on The All Mighty Bobby Lashley...but seriously, what the hell is the deal with Reginald?
50:24
February 24, 2021
A Very Special Dark Match Wedding - S02 EP04
Matt and Jeremy discuss the recent NXT TakeOver: Vengeance Day, the ever changing card for this Sunday’s Elimination Chamber, and as a special Valentine’s Day treat, we reminisce on some of the best, some of the worst, and some of the most questionable moments in pro wrestling wedding history. Also, #MikeLindell wrote a book.
34:15
February 17, 2021
Let's Have a Beach Break! - S02 EP03
In this episode, Matt breaks down the latest episode of NXT including Edge’s appearance, MSK/The Rascalz quick shot up the tag team ranks and a barn burner of a main event. Then we get into the lunacy of the Beach Break wedding, Dr. Britt Baker DMD being amazing at her second career, and all the potential matches that the NJPW door opening could bring. Finally, Matt makes another plea for MyPillow money.
24:03
February 7, 2021
The Dark Match - S02 EP02: Royal Rumblings
Jeremy and Matt discuss the events of the Royal Rumble, the Road to Wrestlemania, and Matt’s ongoing marksmanship over Roman Reigns continues to weigh heavily on the conversation. We also make a rather generous offer to Mike Lindell regarding MyPillow sponsorship, with Matt even offering his Twitter feed to the embattled CEO.
33:31
February 3, 2021
The Dark Match - S02 EP01: Peacock Synergy
After over 2 years, Matt and Jeremy are back to discuss the upcoming Royal Rumble and how NBC Universal can integrate a little bit of that brand synergy with WWE Network's upcoming move to Peacock.
47:38
January 31, 2021
The Dark Match Episode 19: Dean Holes
After a long hiatus, The Dark Match is back with our Summerslam weekend recap! Lance joins us for the whole hour and fills us in what he's learned in the last year of watching.
42:19
August 22, 2018
The Dark Match Podcast Episode 018: “Time is real! We’re all living in it!”
We hit your podcast feed for one final time in 2017.  Matt, Jeremy, and Michele run down their top 5 favorite things in 2017.  We branched out quite a bit this year with moments covering not just WWE, but also Ring of Honor, New Japan, Progress, and more.  There’s definitely some favorites you’d expect and+ Read More
38:31
December 31, 2017
The Dark Match Podcast Episode 17 – Bobby Roode, Forever the Champ
Lance joins us for the second year as we talk about what we liked and didn’t like from the 2nd biggest show of the year.  Lance is quickly falling down the wrestling fandom rabbit hole but he’s only a couple months in.  To him, Bobby Roode is forever the NXT Champion. As always we have+ Read More
44:49
August 28, 2017
The Dark Match Podcast Episode 16 – Women’s Money In the Bank
Welcome to another episode of The Dark Match Podcast.  Today we talk about the Women’s MitB debacle, the UK Guys, 205 Live and more!  We’re changing our strategy a bit on these so expect more frequent episodes going forward with a rotating hosts and guests.  We found it wasn’t practical to get Jeremy, Matt, and+ Read More
37:27
June 26, 2017
The Dark Match Podcast – It’s Time to Play the Game…of Wrestlemania 33
We’re back with a new podcast!  Michele, Jeremy and Matt are back.  This time we play BotchedSpot.com’s Road to Wrestlemania 33 the board game!  We cover the whole card as we go through the game.  Unfortunately the Anthem Owl rears its ugly head and ruins everything.
39:14
March 31, 2017
The Dark Match Podcast: Mohawk Moneybags
This is it.  This is the end of our Summerslam 2016 coverage.  Joining us for this episode is friend of the show Lance Coviello of the First Level Podcast.  Lance watched wrestling until he was 7 when he learned it was fake predetermined.  Since then, he watched some sporadically during the Attitude Era and a+ Read More
01:01:22
August 26, 2016
The Dark Match Podcast: SummerSlam Weekend Preview
In episode 13 of The Dark Match Podcast, Matt, Jeremy, and Michele talk about what they’re most excited about in the 20 matches of NXT Takeover Brooklyn and WWE SummerSlam.  We talk about our new love for the debuting Ember Moon and what to do to cover the whole left by Eva Marie. We will be back+ Read More
31:27
August 20, 2016
The Dark Match Podcast: Hot Rod Pit Crew
In this special edition of The Dark Match Podcast, Michele, Matt, and Jeremy talk about the state of the WWE.  For the first time ever, we are all recording together in the same room!  We talk about the new Universal Title, The Legit Boss, and more. It was recorded during a heat wave and we+ Read More
28:37
August 2, 2016
The Dark Match Podcast: Pre-WWE Draft Edition
In this episode, we have the usual gang + Daisy.  We do our own draft and make logical picks until things really start going off the rails and firmly into Fantasy.  Will Shane and Stephanie make some oddball picks as well?  We will find out on Tuesday. We recorded the podcast a few hours before+ Read More
46:05
July 18, 2016
The Dark Match Podcast: July 4th Edition
Join us this week where we talk about Roman Reigns’ suspension, more about the upcoming draft, and our excitement for the upcoming Brother Nero Vs. Broken Matt Hardy match in Cameron, NC tomorrow night! And here’s that ridiculous Shawn Michael’s overselling video I reference in the podcast. We will be back next weekend where we+ Read More
37:45
July 4, 2016
The Dark Match Podcast: Money in the Bank!
Jeremy and Michele bring the latest episode recorded right next door to where all members of the Shield held the WWE World Heavyweight Title on the same night!  We might be a little high on the exciting event we just witnessed.
29:57
June 20, 2016