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.
|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|
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
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.
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.
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)
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.
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