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WWE Hell in a Cell 2017 match times stats breakdown

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WWE's Hell in a Cell 2017 lasted for 3 hours 33 minutes and 4 seconds (3h 33m 04s). 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 Hell in a Cell 2017

Start End Description Duration
Start End Description Duration
0m 00s 0m 25s Then Now Forever 0m 25s
0m 25s 3m 08s Video hyping Hell in a Cell 2017 2m 43s
3m 08s 3m 54s Welcome to Hell in a Cell 2017 0m 46s
3m 54s 8m 58s Pre-match for New Day vs. The Usos 5m 04s
8m 58s 30m 51s New Day vs. The Usos 21m 53s
30m 51s 33m 43s Post-match for New Day vs. The Usos 2m 52s
33m 43s 34m 45s Ad for WWE 2K18 1m 02s
34m 45s 35m 30s Filler commentary 0m 45s
35m 30s 36m 39s Backstage Styles promo 1m 09s
36m 39s 40m 14s Pre-match for Orton vs. Rusev 3m 35s
40m 14s 51m 53s Orton vs. Rusev 11m 39s
51m 53s 53m 11s Post-match for Orton vs. Rusev 1m 18s
53m 11s 53m 42s Ad for TLC 2017 0m 31s
53m 42s 54m 56s Ad for KFC and WWE 2K18 1m 14s
54m 56s 55m 36s Filler commentary; Backstage glance at Shane 0m 40s
55m 36s 1h 03m 25s Pre-match for Styles vs. Dillinger vs. Corbin 7m 49s
1h 03m 25s 1h 22m 45s Styles vs. Dillinger vs. Corbin 19m 20s
1h 22m 45s 1h 24m 50s Post-match for Styles vs. Dillinger vs. Corbin 2m 05s
1h 24m 50s 1h 26m 45s Ad for Komen Foundation 1m 55s
1h 26m 45s 1h 27m 01s Filler commentary 0m 16s
1h 27m 01s 1h 33m 52s Pre-match for Natalya vs. Charlotte 6m 51s
1h 33m 52s 1h 46m 04s Natalya vs. Charlotte 12m 12s
1h 46m 04s 1h 48m 52s Post-match for Natalya vs. Charlotte 2m 48s
1h 48m 52s 1h 49m 33s Ad for WWE Story Time 0m 41s
1h 49m 33s 1h 50m 03s Hype for Talking Smack 0m 30s
1h 50m 03s 1h 50m 28s Filler commentary 0m 25s
1h 50m 28s 1h 54m 54s Fashion Files 4m 26s
1h 54m 54s 2h 04m 34s Pre-match for Mahal vs. Nakamura 9m 40s
2h 04m 34s 2h 16m 37s Mahal vs. Nakamura 12m 03s
2h 16m 37s 2h 18m 15s Post-match for Mahal vs. Nakamura 1m 38s
2h 18m 15s 2h 18m 37s Hype for upcoming Raw 0m 22s
2h 18m 37s 2h 21m 04s Backstage Owens promo 2m 27s
2h 21m 04s 2h 24m 46s Pre-match for Roode vs. Ziggler 3m 42s
2h 24m 46s 2h 36m 16s Roode vs. Ziggler 11m 30s
2h 36m 16s 2h 37m 58s Post-match for Roode vs. Ziggler 1m 42s
2h 37m 58s 2h 38m 48s Ad for WWE Shop 0m 50s
2h 38m 48s 2h 39m 47s Hype for TLC 2017 0m 59s
2h 39m 47s 2h 49m 47s Pre-match for McMahon vs. Owens 10m 00s
2h 49m 47s 3h 28m 30s McMahon vs. Owens 38m 43s
3h 28m 30s 3h 33m 04s Post-match for McMahon vs. Owens 4m 34s

Match Times

The 7 matches combined for a total time of 2h 07m 20s. This means that 59.8% of the show was devoted to bell-to-bell action. This is the 8th highest percentage in this category out of the 65 WWE pay-per-view (PPV) events in my data set, which begins with Royal Rumble 2013.

Here is the sorted list of match times for Hell in a Cell 2017. This also includes where each match time ranks out of all 466 matches in my data set.

  • 38m 43s: Shane McMahon vs. Kevin Owens (8th longest out of 466 matches)
  • 21m 53s: New Day vs. The Usos (70th)
  • 19m 20s: AJ Styles vs. Tye Dillinger vs. Baron Corbin (101st)
  • 12m 12s: Natalya vs. Charlotte Flair (232nd)
  • 12m 03s: Jinder Mahal vs. Shinsuke Nakamura (238th)
  • 11m 39s: Randy Orton vs. Rusev (247th)
  • 11m 30s: Bobby Roode vs. Dolph Ziggler (253rd)

Pre-match Segments

The pre-match segments combined for a total time of 46m 41s, which is 21.9% of the show. This is the 44th highest percentage in this category out of the 65 events in my data set.

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 29s and the average time is 6m 10s.

  • 10m 00s: Shane McMahon vs. Kevin Owens
  • 9m 40s: Jinder Mahal vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
  • 7m 49s: AJ Styles vs. Tye Dillinger vs. Baron Corbin
  • 6m 51s: Natalya vs. Charlotte Flair
  • 5m 04s: New Day vs. The Usos
  • 3m 42s: Bobby Roode vs. Dolph Ziggler
  • 3m 35s: Randy Orton vs. Rusev

Three matches received the special treatment of a dedicated video package right before superstar entrances. The videos hyping Natalya's match (3m 06s), Mahal's match (3m 15s), and McMahon's match (5m 56s) combined to take up 12m 17s of the pre-match segment time.

Post-match Segments

The post-match segments combined for a total time of 16m 57s, which is 8.0% of the show. This is the 47th highest percentage in this category out of the 65 events in my data set.

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 26s.

  • 4m 34s: Shane McMahon vs. Kevin Owens
  • 2m 52s: New Day vs. The Usos
  • 2m 48s: Natalya vs. Charlotte Flair
  • 2m 05s: AJ Styles vs. Tye Dillinger vs. Baron Corbin
  • 1m 42s: Bobby Roode vs. Dolph Ziggler
  • 1m 38s: Jinder Mahal vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
  • 1m 18s: Randy Orton vs. Rusev

Miscellaneous Segments

That leaves about 10.4% (22m 06s) of the show for everything else. This is the 44th highest percentage in this category out of the 65 events in my data set.

Most of these miscellaneous segments are crammed into the time after one post-match segment ends and before the next pre-match segment begins. Hell in a Cell 2017 included 7 different blocks of miscellaneous segments. Here is how long each block lasted, in chronological order:

  • Block 1: 3m 54s (Then Now Forever; Opening hype video)
  • Block 2: 2m 56s (Ad for WWE 2K18; Styles promo)
  • Block 3: 2m 25s (Ad for TLC 2017; Ad for KFC and WWE 2K18)
  • Block 4: 2m 11s (Ad for Komen Foundation; Filler commentary)
  • Block 5: 6m 02s (Ad for WWE Story Time; Hype for Talking Smack; Fashion Files)
  • Block 6: 2m 49s (Hype for Raw; Owens promo)
  • Block 7: 1m 49s (Ad for WWE Shop; Hype for TLC 2017)

Summary

The overall run time for Hell in a Cell 2017 was 3h 33m 04s, and this ranks 10th highest out of all 65 events in my data set.

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 466 entries in my data set.

  • 53m 17s: Shane McMahon vs. Kevin Owens (10th longest out of 466 entries)
  • 29m 49s: New Day vs. The Usos (110th)
  • 29m 14s: AJ Styles vs. Tye Dillinger vs. Baron Corbin (114th)
  • 23m 21s: Jinder Mahal vs. Shinsuke Nakamura (183rd)
  • 21m 51s: Natalya vs. Charlotte Flair (207th)
  • 16m 54s: Bobby Roode vs. Dolph Ziggler (297th)
  • 16m 32s: Randy Orton vs. Rusev (307th)

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.)

  • 73.4%: New Day vs. The Usos
  • 72.7%: Shane McMahon vs. Kevin Owens
  • 70.5%: Randy Orton vs. Rusev
  • 68.0%: Bobby Roode vs. Dolph Ziggler
  • 66.1%: AJ Styles vs. Tye Dillinger vs. Baron Corbin
  • 55.8%: Natalya vs. Charlotte Flair
  • 51.6%: Jinder Mahal vs. Shinsuke Nakamura

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Final Results for Hell in a Cell 2017

Match - 59.8% - 2h 07m 20s

Pre-match - 21.9% - 46m 41s

Post-match - 8.0% - 16m 57s

Miscellaneous - 10.4% - 22m 06s