a non-televised match at a televised show used to warm up the crowd. A dark match before the show is often used to test out new talent or to warm up the crowd. A promised dark match after the show is typically set featuring main-event level wrestlers in order to sell more tickets and send the crowd home happy.
the people at home didn't get to see dark match between DX & The Spirit Squad you should of been there.
by monkeyboyralph November 27, 2010
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A dark match, in professional wrestling terms, is a match that is not televised. It is strictly for a match for the fans in attendance.
#1: "Last night, I went to a WWE Smackdown show. The main event was a dark match."

#2: "Huh? I didn't see it. What are you talking about?"

#1: "They didn't televise the match, dumbass. It was for the audience."
by Uneasy November 13, 2009
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