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NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn II match times stats breakdown

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NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn II lasted for 2 hour 34 minutes and 41 seconds (2h 34m 41s). 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 20s Then, Now, Forever 0m 20s
0m 20s 3m 12s Video hyping NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn II 2m 52s
3m 12s 4m 23s Phillips and Graves welcome you 1m 11s
4m 23s 8m 42s Pre-match for Jose vs Aries 4m 19s
8m 42s 19m 23s Jose vs Aries 10m 41s
19m 23s 23m 17s Post-match for Jose vs Aries 3m 54s
23m 17s 24m 20s Ric Flair in audience, Joe/Nak backstage 1m 03s
24m 20s 24m 40s Plug for event theme song 0m 20s
24m 40s 27m 11s Pre-match for Moon vs Kay 2m 31s
27m 11s 31m 46s Moon vs Kay 4m 35s
31m 46s 32m 59s Post-match for Moon vs Kay 1m 13s
32m 59s 33m 30s Commercial for SummerSlam 2016 0m 31s
33m 30s 33m 50s Filler commentary 0m 20s
33m 50s 40m 33s Pre-match for Almas vs Roode 6m 43s
40m 33s 50m 55s Almas vs Roode 10m 22s
50m 55s 52m 15s Post-match for Almas vs Roode 1m 20s
52m 15s 52m 41s Sanity video 0m 26s
52m 41s 53m 17s Filler commentary 0m 36s
53m 17s 54m 36s Video: Triple H unveils CWC trophy 1m 19s
54m 36s 55m 12s CWC participants in audience 0m 36s
55m 12s 55m 38s Plug for event theme song 0m 26s
55m 38s 1h 02m 51s Pre-match for Revival vs Gargano and Ciampa 7m 13s
1h 02m 51s 1h 22m 01s Revival vs Gargano and Ciampa 19m 10s
1h 22m 01s 1h 25m 22s Post-match for Revival vs Gargano and Ciampa 3m 21s
1h 25m 22s 1h 26m 32s Commercial for Women's Evolution 1m 10s
1h 26m 32s 1h 27m 05s Sasha, Becky, Charlotte in audience 0m 33s
1h 27m 05s 1h 27m 29s Plug for event theme song 0m 24s
1h 27m 29s 1h 36m 51s Pre-match for Asuka vs Bayley 9m 22s
1h 36m 51s 1h 50m 59s Asuka vs Bayley 14m 08s
1h 50m 59s 1h 56m 13s Post-match for Asuka vs Bayley 5m 14s
1h 56m 13s 1h 57m 21s Hype for NXT Live in Australia 1m 08s
1h 57m 21s 2h 10m 19s Pre-match for Joe vs Nakamura 12m 58s
2h 10m 19s 2h 31m 32s Joe vs Nakamura 21m 13s
2h 31m 32s 2h 34m 41s Post-match for Joe vs Nakamura 3m 09s

Match Times

The 6 matches combined for a total time of 1h 20m 09s. This means that 51.8% of the show was devoted to bell-to-bell action.

Here is the sorted list of match times for NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn II:

  • 21m 13s: Samoa Joe vs Shinsuke Nakamura
  • 19m 10s: The Revival vs Gargano and Ciampa
  • 14m 08s: Asuka vs Bayley
  • 10m 41s: No Way Jose vs Austin Aries
  • 10m 22s: Andrade Almas vs Bobby Roode
  • 4m 35s: Ember Moon vs Billie Kay

Pre-match Segments

The pre-match segments combined for a total time of 43m 06s, which is 27.9% of the show.

Here is the sorted list of pre-match segment time for all 6 matches:

  • 12m 58s: Samoa Joe vs Shinsuke Nakamura
  • 9m 22s: Asuka vs Bayley
  • 7m 13s: The Revival vs Gargano and Ciampa
  • 6m 43s: Andrade Almas vs Bobby Roode
  • 4m 19s: No Way Jose vs Austin Aries
  • 2m 31s: Ember Moon vs Billie Kay

The dedicated video packages for Roode's match (1m 21s), Gargano's match (2m 24s), Asuka's match (3m 27s), and Nakamura's match (2m 50s) combined to take up 10m 02s of the overall pre-match segment time for this event.

For those who are curious, Jose's entrance lasted roughly 1m 59s, Roode's entrance lasted 2m 23s, and Nakamura's entrance lasted 5m 15s.

Post-match Segments

The post-match segments combined for a total time of 18m 11s, which is 11.8% of the show.

Here is the sorted list of the post-match segment time for all 6 matches:

  • 5m 14s: Asuka vs Bayley
  • 3m 54s: No Way Jose vs Austin Aries
  • 3m 21s: The Revival vs Gargano and Ciampa
  • 3m 09s: Samoa Joe vs Shinsuke Nakamura
  • 1m 20s: Andrade Almas vs Bobby Roode
  • 1m 13s: Ember Moon vs Billie Kay

The average post-match segment on a WWE pay-per-view hovers around 2m 30s, so the top 4 matches on this list cleared that mark by a decent margin.

Miscellaneous Segments

That leaves about 8.6% (13m 15s) of the show for everything else.

Most of these miscellaneous segments are crammed into the time after one post-match segment ends and before the next pre-match segment begins. NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn II included 6 different blocks of miscellaneous segments. Here is how long each block lasted, in chronological order:

  • Block 1: 4m 23s (Opening hype video; welcome to NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn II)
  • Block 2: 1m 23s (Ric Flair in audience; Joe/Nakamura backstage preparing)
  • Block 3: 0m 51s (Hype for SummerSlam 2016)
  • Block 4: 3m 23s (Sanity video; Hype for CWC trophy and participants)
  • Block 5: 2m 07s (Hype for Women's Evolution)
  • Block 6: 1m 08s (Hype for NXT Live in Australia)

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:

  • 37m 20s: Samoa Joe vs Shinsuke Nakamura
  • 29m 44s: The Revival vs Gargano and Ciampa
  • 28m 44s: Asuka vs Bayley
  • 18m 54s: No Way Jose vs Austin Aries
  • 18m 25s: Andrade Almas vs Bobby Roode
  • 8m 19s: Ember Moon vs Billie Kay

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.

(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.)

  • 64.5%: The Revival vs Gargano and Ciampa
  • 56.8%: Samoa Joe vs Shinsuke Nakamura
  • 56.5%: No Way Jose vs Austin Aries
  • 56.3%: Andrade Almas vs Bobby Roode
  • 55.1%: Ember Moon vs Billie Kay
  • 49.2%: Asuka vs Bayley

Out of the three NXT events that I have timed, this match between Asuka and Bayley is the first one to fall under the 50% threshold on this metric.  This means that the combined time of the pre-match and post-match segments was longer than the actual match time.

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I have collected timing data on 45 WWE pay-per-view (PPV) events since the start of 2013; the timing component percentages for those shows collectively are: 23.0% pre-match segment time, 53.7% match time, 9.8% post-match segment time, and 13.5% miscellaneous segment time.

Counting NXT TakeOver Brooklyn II, the three NXT events that I have analyzed collectively have the following percentages: 26.2% pre-match segment time, 54.2% match time, 12.1% post-match segment time, and 7.5% miscellaneous segment time.

Thus far with a small sample size, these NXT TakeOver events appear to have a much lower miscellaneous segment percentage, and that time is mostly redistributed into the pre-match and post-match segments.

Final Results for NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn II

Match - 51.8% - 1h 20m 09s

Pre-match - 27.9% - 43m 06s

Post-match - 11.8% - 18m 11s

Miscellaneous - 8.6% - 13m 15s