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How much wrestling actually happened at Full Gear 2020?

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AEW featured eight total matches on the main card of Full Gear 2020 (Sat., Nov. 7) in Jacksonville, Florida.

The main card of this pay-per-view (PPV) lasted 3 hours, 41 minutes, and 20 seconds (3h 41m 20s). Here is a sorted list of the bell-to-bell times for the eight matches that took place during this event:

  • 28m 46s: FTR vs. Young Bucks
  • 19m 39s: Matt Hardy vs. Sammy Guevara
  • 18m 58s: Jon Moxley vs. Eddie Kingston
  • 16m 49s: Cody Rhodes vs. Darby Allin
  • 16m 27s: Hangman Page vs. Kenny Omega
  • 16m 14s: Chris Jericho vs. MJF
  • 14m 12s: Hikaru Shida vs. Nyla Rose
  • 9m 41s: Orange Cassidy vs. John Silver

These times add up to 2h 20m 46s, which is roughly 63.6% of the show. The overall match time percentage for all AEW PPVs is now 61.7%. For comparison’s sake, the overall match time percentage for all WWE PPVs since the start of 2013 is 54.1%.

Like usual, AEW’s pay-per-view card was filled with lengthy matches up and down the card.

FTR’s tag championship match was the longest fight of the night for the second straight PPV, approaching nearly 30 minutes in length again.

Matt Hardy’s Elite Deletion match did have an opening and closing bell, so there were clear timing boundaries for that match. The entire segment lasted exactly 25 minutes from start to finish, and 19m 39s of that time occurred between the ring bells.

Hangman Page versus Kenny Omega technically ranked among the shorter half of matches for the main card, which is not something I would have guessed going in. It’s splitting hairs though, since it was one of three matches that finished between 16 and 17 minutes.

Hikaru Shida versus Nyla Rose is now the third longest women’s match on the main card of all AEW PPVs. Shida has competed in the four longest matches on that list, and that includes both of her matches with Rose.

Here are the match time percentages for the previous AEW events, in chronological order:

Are you surprised by any of these results, Cagesiders? Which of these matches received less (or more) time than you hoped for?