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WWE Clash of Champions 2016 match times stats breakdown

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WWE's Clash of Champions 2016 lasted for 3 hours 07 minutes and 16 seconds (3h 07m 16s). 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" segments include video packages, entrances, ring introductions, and any verbal promos that occur right before a match officially begins. The "post-match" segments include any celebrations, replays, angles, attacks, or promos that occur right after a match is finished.

Start End Description Duration
0m 00s 0m 21s Then, Now, Forever 0m 21s
0m 21s 2m 28s Video hyping Clash of Champions 2016 2m 07s
2m 28s 3m 13s Opening pyro; Cole welcomes you 0m 45s
3m 13s 8m 50s Pre-match for New Day vs The Club 5m 37s
8m 50s 15m 34s New Day vs The Club 6m 44s
15m 34s 16m 58s Post-match for New Day vs The Club 1m 24s
16m 58s 19m 19s Hype for WWE Network 2m 21s
19m 19s 25m 58s Pre-match for Perkins vs Kendrick 6m 39s
25m 58s 36m 29s Perkins vs Kendrick 10m 31s
36m 29s 39m 03s Post-match for Perkins vs Kendrick 2m 34s
39m 03s 39m 18s Plug for PPV theme song 0m 15s
39m 18s 41m 02s Hype for WWE 2K17 1m 44s
41m 02s 42m 09s Pre-match for Cesaro vs Sheamus 1m 07s
42m 09s 42m 25s Cole talks about the venue 0m 16s
42m 25s 46m 54s Pre-match for Cesaro vs Sheamus 4m 29s
46m 54s 1h 03m 30s Cesaro vs Sheamus 16m 36s
1h 03m 30s 1h 06m 34s Post-match for Cesaro vs Sheamus 3m 04s
1h 06m 34s 1h 07m 11s Commercial for No Mercy 2016 0m 37s
1h 07m 11s
1h 8m 29s Backstage with Bayley and Charlotte 1m 18s
1h 8m 29s
1h 9m 03s Video: Connor's Cure 0m 34s
1h 9m 03s
1h 12m 26s Pre-match for Zayn vs Jericho
3m 43s
1h 12m 26s
1h 28m 08s Zayn vs Jericho 15m 22s
1h 28m 08s
1h 29m 22s Post-match for Zayn vs Jericho 1m 14s
1h 29m 22s
1h 30m 23s Commercial for KFC 1m 01s
1h 30m 23s
1h 31m 02s Video: Hispanic Heritage Month 0m 39s
1h 31m 02s
1h 33m 14s Backstage with Owens, Foley, and Stephanie 2m 12s
1h 33m 14s
1h 33m 35s Filler commentary 0m 21s
1h 33m 35s
1h 42m 06s Pre-match for Charlotte vs Sasha vs Bayley
8m 31s
1h 42m 06s
1h 57m 33s Charlotte vs Sasha vs Bayley 15m 27s
1h 57m 33s
1h 59m 02s Post-match for Charlotte vs Sasha vs Bayley 1m 29s
1h 59m 02s
2h 00m 25s Kickoff panel discussion 1m 23s
2h 00m 25s 2h 01m 25s Video recap of pre-show match 1m 00s
2h 01m 25s
2h 9m 13s Pre-match for Rusev vs Reigns
7m 48s
2h 9m 13s
2h 26m 23s Rusev vs Reigns 17m 10s
2h 26m 23s
2h 29m 03s Post-match for Rusev vs Reigns 2m 40s
2h 29m 03s
2h 29m 40s Commercial for No Mercy 2016 0m 37s
2h 29m 40s
2h 30m 16s Commercial for Ride Along 0m 36s
2h 30m 16s
2h 31m 22s Pre-match for Owens vs Rollins
1m 06s
2h 31m 22s
2h 32m 16s Hype for Hell in a Cell 2016 0m 54s
2h 32m 16s
2h 40m 31s Pre-match for Owens vs Rollins 8m 15s
2h 40m 31s
3h 05m 38s Owens vs Rollins 25m 07s
3h 05m 38s 3h 07m 16s Post-match for  Owens vs Rollins 1m 38s

Match Times

The 7 matches combined for a total time of 1h 46m 57s. This means that 57.1% of the show was devoted to bell-to-bell action. This is the 13th highest percentage in this category out of the 47 WWE pay-per-view (PPV) events in my data set, which begins with Royal Rumble 2013. Out of the 39 three-hour events in my data set, the total match time of 1h 46m 57s ranks 2nd highest.

Here is the sorted list of match times for Clash of Champions 2016. This also includes where each match time ranks out of all 338 matches in my data set.

  • 25m 07s: Kevin Owens vs Seth Rollins (24th longest out of 338 matches)
  • 17m 10s: Rusev vs Roman Reigns (87th)
  • 16m 36s: Cesaro vs Sheamus (96th)
  • 15m 27s: Charlotte vs Sasha vs Bayley (106th)
  • 15m 22s: Sami Zayn vs Chris Jericho (109th)
  • 10m 31s: TJ Perkins vs Brian Kendrick (201st)
  • 6m 44s: New Day vs The Club (286th)

Pre-match Segments

The pre-match segments combined for a total time of 47m 15s, which is 25.2% of the show. This is the 12th highest percentage in this category out of the 47 events in my data set. Out of the 39 three-hour events in my data set, the total pre-match segment time of 47m 15s ranks 3rd highest.

Here is the sorted list of pre-match segment time for all 7 matches. For some context, keep in mind that the median pre-match segment time in my data set is 5m 15s and the average time is 5m 51s.

  • 9m 21s: Kevin Owens vs Seth Rollins
  • 8m 31s: Charlotte vs Sasha vs Bayley
  • 7m 48s: Rusev vs Roman Reigns
  • 6m 39s: TJ Perkins vs Brian Kendrick
  • 5m 37s: New Day vs The Club
  • 5m 36s: Cesaro vs Sheamus
  • 3m 43s: Sami Zayn vs Chris Jericho

Four matches received the special treatment of a dedicated video package right before superstar entrances. The videos hyping Kendrick's match (1m 31s), Sasha's match (3m 25s), Rusev's match (3m 18s), and KO's match (3m 54s) combined to take up 12m 08s of the pre-match segment time.

Post-match Segments

The post-match segments combined for a total time of 14m 03s, which is 7.5% of the show. This is the 40th highest percentage in this category out of the 47 events in my data set. Out of the 39 three-hour events in my data set, the total post-match segment time of 14m 03s ranks 29th highest.

Here is the sorted list of the post-match segment time for all 7 matches. For some context, keep in mind that the median post-match segment time in my data set is 1m 59s and the average time is 2m 28s.

  • 3m 04s: Cesaro vs Sheamus
  • 2m 40s: Rusev vs Roman Reigns
  • 2m 34s: TJ Perkins vs Brian Kendrick
  • 1m 38s: Kevin Owens vs Seth Rollins
  • 1m 29s: Charlotte vs Sasha vs Bayley
  • 1m 24s: New Day vs The Club
  • 1m 14s: Sami Zayn vs Chris Jericho

Miscellaneous Segments

That leaves about 10.2% (19m 01s) of the show for everything else. This is the 36th highest percentage in this category out of the 47 events in my data set. Out of the 39 three-hour events in my data set, the total miscellaneous segment time of 19m 01s ranks 24th highest.

Most of these miscellaneous segments are crammed into the time after one post-match segment ends and before the next pre-match segment begins. Clash of Champions 2016 included 7 different blocks of miscellaneous segments. Here is how long each block lasted, in chronological order:

  • Block 1: 3m 13s (Then Now Forever; opening hype video and pyro)
  • Block 2: 2m 21s (Hype for WWE Network)
  • Block 3: 2m 15s (Plug for PPV theme song; Hype for WWE 2K17)
  • Block 4: 2m 29s (Hype for No Mercy 2016; Backstage with Bayley; Connor's Cure)
  • Block 5: 4m 13s (Commercial for KFC; Hispanic Heritage; Backstage with Owens)
  • Block 6: 2m 23s (Kickoff panel; Video recap of pre-show match)
  • Block 7: 2m 07s (Hype for No Mercy 2016, Ride Along, and Hell in A Cell 2016)

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. This list also includes where each total time ranks among the 338 entries in my data set.

  • 36m 06s: Kevin Owens vs Seth Rollins (31st longest out of 338 entries)
  • 27m 38s: Rusev vs Roman Reigns (89th)
  • 25m 27s: Charlotte vs Sasha vs Bayley (109th)
  • 25m 16s: Cesaro vs Sheamus (110th)
  • 20m 19s: Sami Zayn vs Chris Jericho (161st)
  • 19m 44s: TJ Perkins vs Brian Kendrick (168th)
  • 13m 45s: New Day vs The Club (248th)

Now here is a look at the "Match Time Percentage" for each match. For any given match, this percentage shows how the match time compares to the combined pre-match and post-match segment time. For some context, it's good to know that the median result here since 2013 is 62.7%.

(Here's an example calculation: an entry with a match time of 6m 00s, pre-match time of 3m 00s, and a post-match time of 1m 00s has a score of 60.0%, because the match time of 6m 00s is 60% of the total sum of 10m 00s for all three components.)

  • 75.6%: Sami Zayn vs Chris Jericho
  • 68.6%: Kevin Owens vs Seth Rollins
  • 65.7%: Cesaro vs Sheamus
  • 62.1%: Rusev vs Roman Reigns
  • 60.7%: Charlotte vs Sasha vs Bayley
  • 53.3%: TJ Perkins vs Brian Kendrick
  • 49.0%: New Day vs The Club

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Clash of Champions 2016 was a show that delivered on the high end of expectations as far as match time is concerned; it actually featured more match time than the 4-hour WrestleMania 31 event. I didn't think WWE would exceed the 3-hour mark on any brand-only PPV events, yet they did it almost right away on the first Raw-exclusive PPV of the new era.

Final Results for Clash of Champions 2016

Match - 57.1% - 1h 46m 57s

Pre-match - 25.2% - 47m 15s

Post-match - 7.5% - 14m 03s

Miscellaneous - 10.2% - 19m 01s

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