WWE's Roadblock: End of the Line lasted for 2 hours 56 minutes and 8 seconds (2h 56m 08s). 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.
PPV Timing for Roadblock: End of the Line
|0m 00s||0m 22s||Then, Now, Forever||0m 22s|
|0m 22s||2m 42s||Video hyping Roadblock||2m 20s|
|2m 42s||3m 27s||Opening pyro||0m 45s|
|3m 27s||9m 15s||Pre-match for New Day vs. Cesaro & Sheamus||5m 48s|
|9m 15s||19m 15s||New Day vs. Cesaro & Sheamus||10m 00s|
|19m 15s||22m 54s||Post-match for New Day vs. Cesaro & Sheamus||3m 39s|
|22m 54s||25m 53s||Backstage with Owens and Jericho||2m 59s|
|25m 53s||26m 38s||Commercial for Royal Rumble 2017||0m 45s|
|26m 38s||29m 57s||Pre-match for Zayn vs. Strowman||3m 19s|
|29m 57s||39m 58s||Zayn vs. Strowman||10m 01s|
|39m 58s||41m 47s||Post-match for Zayn vs. Strowman||1m 49s|
|41m 47s||43m 55s||Hype for UK Championship Tournament||2m 08s|
|43m 55s||50m 02s||Pre-match for Rollins vs. Jericho||6m 07s|
|50m 02s||1h 07m 07s||Rollins vs. Jericho||17m 05s|
|1h 07m 07s||1h 08m 33s||Post-match for Rollins vs. Jericho||1m 26s|
|1h 08m 33s||1h 10m 22s||Commercial for WWE Network||1m 49s|
|1h 10m 22s||1h 11m 47s||Hype for Big Cass vs. Rusev rematch on Raw||1m 25s|
|1h 11m 47s||1h 15m 33s||Pre-match for Swann vs. Perkins vs. Kendrick||3m 46s|
|1h 15m 33s||1h 21m 33s||Swann vs. Perkins vs. Kendrick||6m 00s|
|1h 21m 33s||1h 24m 49s||Post-match for Swann vs. Perkins vs. Kendrick||3m 16s|
|1h 24m 49s||1h 25m 20s||Ad for WWE Crash Cage Playset||0m 31s|
|1h 25m 20s||1h 25m 52s||Commercial for Tapout||0m 32s|
|1h 25m 52s||1h 28m 37s||Backstage with Owens||2m 45s|
|1h 28m 37s||1h 28m 52s||Plug for PPV theme song||0m 15s|
|1h 28m 52s||1h 36m 55s||Pre-match for Sasha vs. Charlotte||8m 03s|
|1h 36m 55s||2h 06m 56s||Sasha vs. Charlotte Part 1||30m 01s|
|2h 06m 56s||2h 08m 36s||Post-match for Sasha vs. Charlotte Part 1||1m 40s|
|2h 08m 36s||2h 11m 32s||Sasha vs. Charlotte Part 2||2m 56s|
|2h 11m 32s||2h 15m 27s||Post-match for Sasha vs. Charlotte Part 2||3m 55s|
|2h 15m 27s||2h 15m 50s||Commercial for WWE Supercard||0m 23s|
|2h 15m 50s||2h 16m 24s||Commercial for Royal Rumble 2017||0m 34s|
|2h 16m 24s||2h 16m 50s||Pittsburgh Steelers in audience||0m 26s|
|2h 16m 50s||2h 17m 31s||Hype for Royal Rumble 2017 and Raw Talk||0m 41s|
|2h 17m 31s||2h 26m 01s||Pre-match for Owens vs. Reigns||8m 30s|
|2h 26m 01s||2h 49m 24s||Owens vs. Reigns||23m 23s|
|2h 49m 24s||2h 56m 08s||Post-match for Owens vs. Reigns||6m 44s|
The 6 matches combined for a total time of 1h 39m 26s. This means that 56.5% of the show was devoted to bell-to-bell action. This is the 19th highest percentage in this category out of the 52 WWE pay-per-view (PPV) events in my data set, which begins with Royal Rumble 2013. Out of the 42 three-hour events in my data set, the total match time of 1h 39m 26s ranks 10th highest.
Here is the sorted list of match times for Roadblock: End of the Line. This also includes where each match time ranks out of all 370 matches in my data set.
- 32m 57s: Sasha Banks vs. Charlotte Flair (9th longest out of 370 matches)
- 23m 23s: Kevin Owens vs. Roman Reigns (40th)
- 17m 05s: Seth Rollins vs. Chris Jericho (102nd)
- 10m 01s: Sami Zayn vs. Braun Strowman (228th)
- 10m 00s: New Day vs. Cesaro & Sheamus (229th)
- 6m 00s: Swann vs. Perkins vs. Kendrick (330th)
I have Zayn’s match timed at 10m 01s and the first part of Charlotte’s match timed at 30m 01s; there’s always a margin of error of 2 or 3 seconds to keep in mind for all timing boundaries. I also had Goldberg’s squash of Lesnar at Survivor Series 2016 clocked at 1m 27s, whereas WWE’s official time was 1m 26s.
I usually assume that timing discrepancies come at the end of the match, as I wait for the bell to ring before stopping the clock (rather than stopping it at the referee’s third touch of the mat). But in the case of Zayn and Charlotte’s match, my best guess is that the one second difference occurred in the beginning of the match. I start the clock as soon as I hear a bell ring, but perhaps WWE waited for the opening bell to stop ringing before starting their clock for those two matches.
Either way it is just a one second difference and it’s not a big deal. It’s just part of the margin of error that will always be present.
The 32m 57s time for Sasha’s match does not include the time after the initial 30-minute clock expired, when the referee was trying to communicate to the ring announcer about how the match would proceed before checking to see if Sasha was ready to continue. This portion of time lasted 1m 40s, and I counted it as a post-match segment.
The pre-match segments combined for a total time of 35m 33s, which is 20.2% of the show. This is the 41st highest percentage in this category out of the 52 events in my data set. Out of the 42 three-hour events in my data set, the total pre-match segment time of 35m 33s ranks 29th highest.
Here is the sorted list of pre-match segment time for all 6 matches. For some context, keep in mind that the median pre-match segment time in my data set is 5m 19s and the average time is 5m 55s.
- 8m 30s: Kevin Owens vs. Roman Reigns
- 8m 03s: Sasha Banks vs. Charlotte Flair
- 6m 07s: Seth Rollins vs. Chris Jericho
- 5m 48s: New Day vs. Cesaro & Sheamus
- 3m 46s: Swann vs. Perkins vs. Kendrick
- 3m 19s: Sami Zayn vs. Braun Strowman
Three matches received the special treatment of a dedicated video package right before superstar entrances. The videos hyping Jericho's match (2m 23s), Sasha's match (3m 30s), and Roman's match (3m 06s), combined to take up 8m 59s of the pre-match segment time.
The post-match segments combined for a total time of 22m 29s, which is 12.8% of the show. This is the 6th highest percentage in this category out of the 52 events in my data set. Out of the 42 three-hour events in my data set, the total post-match segment time of 22m 29s ranks 5th highest.
Here is the sorted list of the post-match segment time for all 6 matches. For some context, keep in mind that the median post-match segment time in my data set is 2m 00s and the average time is 2m 27s.
- 6m 44s: Kevin Owens vs. Roman Reigns
- 5m 35s: Sasha Banks vs. Charlotte Flair
- 3m 39s: New Day vs. Cesaro & Sheamus
- 3m 16s: Swann vs. Perkins vs. Kendrick
- 1m 49s: Sami Zayn vs. Braun Strowman
- 1m 26s: Seth Rollins vs. Chris Jericho
The post-match segments on this card loomed larger than normal. Two of the matches featured dramatic title changes (Sasha, New Day), Swann’s post-match segment included the heel turn of Neville, and Roman’s post-match segment included Rollins and Reigns laying an extended beatdown on Jeri-KO.
That leaves about 10.6% (18m 40s) of the show for everything else. This is the 38th highest percentage in this category out of the 52 events in my data set. Out of the 42 three-hour events in my data set, the total miscellaneous segment time of 18m 40s ranks 27th 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. Roadblock: End of the Line included 6 different blocks of miscellaneous segments. Here is how long each block lasted, in chronological order:
- Block 1: 3m 27s (Then Now Forever; Opening hype video and pyro)
- Block 2: 3m 44s (Backstage with Owens/Jericho; Ad for Royal Rumble 2017)
- Block 3: 2m 08s (Hype for United Kingdom Championship Tournament)
- Block 4: 3m 14s (Ad for WWE Network; Hype for Big Cass vs. Rusev rematch on Raw)
- Block 5: 4m 03s (Ads for Tapout and WWE toys; Backstage with Owens)
- Block 6: 2m 04s (Ads for Royal Rumble 2017 and WWE Supercard; Steelers in crowd)
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 370 entries in my data set.
- 46m 35s: Sasha Banks vs. Charlotte Flair (12th longest out of 370 entries)
- 38m 37s: Kevin Owens vs. Roman Reigns (24th)
- 24m 38s: Seth Rollins vs. Chris Jericho (129th)
- 19m 27s: New Day vs. Cesaro & Sheamus (187th)
- 15m 09s: Sami Zayn vs. Braun Strowman (253rd)
- 13m 02s: Swann vs. Perkins vs. Kendrick (287th)
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 62.9%.
(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.)
- 70.7%: Sasha Banks vs. Charlotte Flair
- 69.4%: Seth Rollins vs. Chris Jericho
- 66.1%: Sami Zayn vs. Braun Strowman
- 60.6%: Kevin Owens vs. Roman Reigns
- 51.4%: New Day vs. Cesaro & Sheamus
- 46.0%: Swann vs. Perkins vs. Kendrick
Roadblock: End of the Line spent a ton of time on the two main events while also putting extra emphasis on longer post-match segments than is expected on PPV. This was the first Raw-exclusive PPV of the new era that fell short of 3 hours in length. It was also the third consecutive WWE PPV with only 6 matches on the main card. 6 of the last 7 PPVs have also reached 56.0% match time, with Hell in a Cell 2016 being the only exception.
Final Results for Roadblock: End of the Line
Match - 56.5% - 1h 39m 26s
Pre-match - 20.2% - 35m 33s
Post-match - 12.8% - 22m 29s
Miscellaneous - 10.6% - 18m 40s