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Match Times: WrestleMania 30 Edition

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Here is a breakdown of the WrestleMania 30 pay-per-view (PPV) with a detailed look at exactly how much time each match was given. This edition also includes survival times for each of the 31 participants in the Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal.

WWE's WrestleMania 30 lasted for 3 hours 55 minutes and 30 seconds (3h 55m 30s). Here is a breakdown of the timing for every single second of the show, in chronological order.

The matches are in bold. The "pre-match" includes video packages, entrances, ring introductions, and any verbal promos that occur right before a match officially begins. The "post-match" includes any celebrations, replays, angles, attacks, or promos that occur right after a match is finished.

  • 0m 18s: WWE's "Then, Now, Forever" opening
  • 3m 07s: Video hyping WrestleMania 30
  • 1m 03s: Opening pyro as Cole welcomes us to WrestleMania 30
  • 19m 16s: In-ring segment featuring Hogan, Austin, and The Rock
  • 12m 01s: Pre-match for Triple H vs Bryan (with a 4m 09s video package)
  • 25m 59s: Triple H vs Bryan
  • 3m 54s: Post-match for Triple H vs Bryan
  • 0m 31s: Commercial for Diet Dew
  • 0m 12s: Outside shot of venue while Cole jokes about Silverdome
  • 2m 16s: Pre-match for The Shield vs Kane and the New Age Outlaws
  • 2m 55s: The Shield vs Kane and the New Age Outlaws
  • 1m 05s: Post-match for The Shield vs Kane and the New Age Outlaws
  • 1m 11s: Legends playing with WWE toys backstage
  • 1m 20s: Pre-match for the Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal
  • 13m 25s: Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal
  • 2m 25s: Post-match for Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal
  • 0m 29s: Introduction of the French announce team
  • 0m 15s: Plug for PPV theme song
  • 10m 33s: Pre-match for Cena vs Wyatt (with a 2m 56s video package)
  • 22m 28s: Cena vs Wyatt
  • 2m 08s: Post-match for Cena vs Wyatt (replays, Cena celebrates)
  • 0m 30s: Commercial for WWE 2K14
  • 0m 14s: Commercial for Totino's Pizza Rolls
  • 0m 15s: Post-match for Cena vs Wyatt (commentators discuss Cena's win)
  • 0m 07s: Cole thanks New Orleans
  • 0m 12s: Commentators discuss HOF ceremony
  • 2m 14s: Video recap of HOF ceremony
  • 2m 23s: On-stage HOF segment
  • 0m 19s: Bryan is having his shoulder examined backstage
  • 0m 25s: Cole talks about New Orleans
  • 0m 21s: Introduction of the Spanish announce team
  • 15m 05s: Pre-match for Undertaker vs Lesnar (with a 3m 21s video package)
  • 25m 13s: Undertaker vs Lesnar
  • 9m 16s: Post-match for Undertaker vs Lesnar (crowd reacts, Lesnar celebrates, Undertaker leaves)
  • 0m 47s: Commercial for WrestleMania 31 that mistakenly claims it will take place on March 25, 2015
  • 0m 10s: Cole talks about New Orleans
  • 0m 15s: Plug for PPV theme song
  • 0m 21s: Post-match for Undertaker vs Lesnar (commentators thank Undertaker)
  • 1m 25s: Pre-match for the Vickie Guerrero Divas Championship Invitational
  • 6m 48s: Vickie Guerrero Divas Championship Invitational
  • 0m 56s: Post-match for the Vickie Guerrero Divas Championship Invitational
  • 2m 29s: Okerlund backstage with Hogan, Piper, Orndorff, and Mr. T
  • 0m 43s: Sammartino, Race, Backlund, Rhodes, and Hart are sitting ringside
  • 9m 12s: Pre-match for Orton vs Batista vs Bryan
  • 23m 21s: Orton vs Batista vs Bryan
  • 5m 36s: Post-match for Orton vs Batista vs Bryan

Pre-match Segments

The pre-match segments combined for a total time of 51m 52s, which is 22.0% of the show.

Here is the sorted list of pre-match segment time for all 7 matches:

  • 15m 05s: Undertaker vs Lesnar
  • 12m 01s: Triple H vs Bryan
  • 10m 33s: Cena vs Wyatt
  • 9m 12s: Orton vs Batista vs Bryan
  • 2m 16s: The Shield vs Kane and the New Age Outlaws
  • 1m 25s: Vickie Guerrero Divas Championship Invitational
  • 1m 20s: Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal

Three matches (Bryan vs Triple H, Cena vs Wyatt, Undertaker vs Lesnar) featured dedicated video packages as part of their pre-match segment. These video packages added up to a total time of 10m 26s.

Pre-match entrances lasted for 33m 08s, which is 63.9% of the total pre-match segment time for the show. The miscellaneous entrances of Hogan, Austin, and Rock added an additional 6m 21s of entrance time on top of that. Therefore WrestleMania 30 included 39m 29s of total superstar entrance time.

Here is the sorted list of superstar entrance times for this show:

  • 7m 03s: Undertaker
  • 4m 18s: Bray Wyatt
  • 4m 10s: Triple H (this excludes Stephanie's 0m 43s intro)
  • 3m 22s: Randy Orton
  • 3m 12s: Brock Lesnar (with a 0m 10s plug for Diet Dew)
  • 2m 51s: The Rock
  • 1m 53s: Batista (with a 0m 15s plug for WWE Extreme Rules 2014)
  • 1m 51s: Hulk Hogan (with a 0m 09s introduction of Cole's announce team)
  • 1m 50s: Daniel Bryan (main event entrance, with a 0m 55s video recap of earlier win and HHH attack)
  • 1m 39s: Stone Cold Steve Austin
  • 1m 37s: John Cena
  • 1m 33s: Daniel Bryan (opening match)
  • 1m 03s: Kane (including a 0m 30s video recap of Smackdown attack on The Shield)
  • 0m 52s: Big Show
  • 0m 42s: The Shield
  • 0m 39s: AJ Lee (with a 0m 14s plug for WWE Slam City)
  • 0m 28s: New Age Outlaws (including a 0m 18s promo)
  • 0m 26s: Sheamus

Post-match Segments

The post-match segments combined for a total time of 25m 56s, which is 11.0% of the show.

Here is the sorted list of post-match segment time for all 7 matches:

  • 9m 37s: Undertaker vs Lesnar
  • 5m 36s: Orton vs Batista vs Bryan
  • 3m 54s: Triple H vs Bryan
  • 2m 25s: Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal
  • 2m 23s: Cena vs Wyatt
  • 1m 05s: The Shield vs Kane and the New Age Outlaws
  • 0m 56s: Vickie Guerrero Divas Championship Invitational

After the bell rang to signify Brock Lesnar's victory over Undertaker, 1m 34s elapsed before Lesnar's music began to play. This 1m 34s duration began with a silent 0m 42s before Justin Roberts finally spoke up to formally announce Lesnar as the winner of the match.

Match Times

The 7 matches combined for a bell-to-bell time of 2h 00m 09s. This means that 51.0% of the show was devoted to in-ring action.

The average match time at WrestleMania 30 was 17m 10s. Here is the sorted list of match times for WrestleMania 30. This list also indicates where the match ranks among the longest matches in WrestleMania history, out of 294 total matches.

  • 25m 59s: Triple H vs Bryan (10 out of 294)
  • 25m 13s: Undertaker vs Lesnar (11 out of 294)
  • 23m 21s: Orton vs Batista vs Bryan (18 out of 294)
  • 22m 28s: Cena vs Wyatt (22 out of 294)
  • 13m 25s: Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal (85 out of 294)
  • 6m 48s: Vickie Guerrero Divas Championship Invitational (196 out of 294)
  • 2m 55s: The Shield vs Kane and the New Age Outlaws (272 out of 294)

The list above shows that this event featured 4 of the 22 longest matches in the history of WrestleMania.

The Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal included 31 participants. 27 of these participants were announced ahead of time, although Christian was unable to compete in the match due to a concussion. The remaining 5 spots went to Yoshi Tatsu, David Otunga, Xavier Woods, Tyson Kidd, and Cesaro.

Here are the survival times for all 31 participants:

  • 13m 25s: Cesaro
  • 13m 25s: Big Show
  • 12m 19s: Sheamus
  • 12m 18s: Alberto Del Rio
  • 11m 32s: Dolph Ziggler
  • 11m 13s: Kofi Kingston
  • 9m 05s: Rey Mysterio
  • 8m 22s: Cody Rhodes
  • 8m 05s: Goldust
  • 7m 35s: Tyson Kidd
  • 7m 19s: Sin Cara
  • 7m 01s: R-Truth
  • 6m 43s: Fandango
  • 5m 54s: Big E
  • 5m 36s: David Otunga
  • 5m 23s: Justin Gabriel
  • 5m 06s: Damien Sandow
  • 4m 48s: Xavier Woods
  • 4m 41s: Santino Marella
  • 4m 31s: The Miz
  • 3m 44s: Titus O'Neil
  • 3m 14s: Mark Henry
  • 3m 08s: Heath Slater
  • 2m 58s: Jinder Mahal
  • 2m 57s: Drew McIntyre
  • 2m 33s: Darren Young
  • 2m 03s: Zack Ryder
  • 1m 36s: The Great Khali
  • 1m 26s: Brodus Clay
  • 0m 53s: Brad Maddox
  • 0m 17s: Yoshi Tatsu

Thanks in large part to the Battle Royal and the Divas Championship Invitational, 59 different performers accumulated match time at WrestleMania 30. And that is not even counting the pre-show performances from Los Matadores, Swagger, Axel, Ryback, and The Usos. Cramming as many performers as possible on to the card seemed to be a high priority for WWE this year.

Miscellaneous Segments

That leaves about 37m 33s (15.9%) of the show for everything else. More than half of this time (19m 16s) was allocated to the opening segment featuring Hogan, Austin, and The Rock. But this also includes other miscellaneous things such as Cole talking about New Orleans, commercials for Diet Dew and Totino's Pizza Rolls, backstage segments featuring WWE legends, plugs for PPV theme songs, a commercial for WrestleMania 31, introduction of French and Spanish announce teams, the Hall Of Fame segment, and so forth.

Last year's WrestleMania 29 included 38m 53s of miscellaneous segments. The overall number is pretty similar for both shows, but last year's event did not include anything like WrestleMania 30's near 20-minute opening segment with Hogan, Austin, and Rock. In place of that, WrestleMania 29 featured a 7-minute performance from Diddy as well as an overload of videos focusing on The Rock and John Cena.

Summary

Here is a listing of how much total show time was allocated for each match when you add up all 3 components: pre-match time, match time, and post-match time.

  • 49m 55s: Undertaker vs Lesnar (21.2% of the total show time)
  • 41m 54s: Triple H vs Bryan (17.8%)
  • 38m 09s: Orton vs Batista vs Bryan (16.2%)
  • 35m 24s: Cena vs Wyatt (15.0%)
  • 17m 10s: Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal (7.3%)
  • 9m 09s: Vickie Guerrero Divas Championship Invitational (3.9%)
  • 6m 16s: The Shield vs Kane and the New Age Outlaws (2.7%)

The 4 most hyped matches took up a total show time of 2h 45m 22s, which is 70.2% of the total show time.

The remaining 3 undercard matches combined took up a total show time of 32m 35s, which is about 13.8% of the show.

The opening segment with Hogan, Austin,and Rock was given more time on the show than any of those individual three undercard matches. That segment lasted for 19m 16s, which is about 8.2% of the total show time.

WrestleMania 29 and WrestleMania 30 featured a very similar overall distribution of time between pre-match, match, post-match, and miscellaneous segments. All of the percentages for these categories at WrestleMania 30 fell within 1.5% of the respective percentages for these same categories at WrestleMania 29.

Hourly Results

Here is an hourly breakdown showing how the pre-match, match, post-match, and miscellaneous segment times were scattered across each hour of the show.

Hour One - Includes the Hogan/Austin/Rock segment and the vast majority of Triple H vs Bryan
Match - 40.4% - 24m 15s
Pre-match - 20.0% - 12m 01s
Post-match - 0.0% - 0m 00s
Miscellaneous - 39.6% - 23m 44s

Hour Two - Includes Shield, Battle Royal, and most of Cena vs Wyatt
Match - 59.7% - 35m 49s
Pre-match - 23.6% - 14m 09s
Post-match - 12.3% - 7m 24s
Miscellaneous - 4.4% - 2m 38s

Hour Three - Includes end of Cena vs Wyatt, HOF segment, and Undertaker vs Lesnar
Match - 49.9% - 29m 56s
Pre-match - 25.1% - 15m 05s
Post-match - 13.7% - 8m 12s
Miscellaneous - 11.3% - 6m 47s

Hour Four (actually 55m 30s) - Includes Divas match and the main event
Match - 54.3% - 30m 09s
Pre-match - 19.1% - 10m 37s
Post-match - 18.6% - 10m 20s
Miscellaneous - 7.9% - 4m 24s

Final Results for WrestleMania 30

Match - 51.0% - 2h 00m 09s

Pre-match - 22.0% - 51m 52s

Post-match - 11.0% - 25m 56s

Miscellaneous - 15.9% - 37m 33s