WWE's Elimination Chamber 2017 lasted for 3 hours 4 minutes and 42 seconds (3h 04m 42s). 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 Elimination Chamber 2017
|0m 00s||0m 22s||Then Now Forever||0m 22s|
|0m 22s||2m 10s||Video hyping Elimination Chamber 2017||1m 48s|
|2m 10s||3m 10s||Opening pyro||1m 00s|
|3m 10s||5m 57s||Pre-match for Becky Lynch vs. Mickie James||2m 47s|
|5m 57s||17m 31s||Becky Lynch vs. Mickie James||11m 34s|
|17m 31s||18m 50s||Post-match for Becky Lynch vs. Mickie James||1m 19s|
|18m 50s||19m 16s||Carmella & Ellsworth in the Skybox||0m 26s|
|19m 16s||19m 31s||Backstage glance at Baron Corbin||0m 15s|
|19m 31s||20m 32s||Ad for WWE Champions mobile game||1m 01s|
|20m 32s||22m 39s||Pre-match for Crews & Kalisto vs. Dolph Ziggler||2m 07s|
|22m 39s||29m 59s||Crews & Kalisto vs. Dolph Ziggler||7m 20s|
|29m 59s||33m 33s||Post-match for Crews & Kalisto vs. Dolph Ziggler||3m 34s|
|33m 33s||34m 18s||Commercial for WWE Fastlane 2017||0m 45s|
|34m 18s||34m 49s||Commercial for Hulu||0m 31s|
|34m 49s||35m 23s||Backstage glance at Dean Ambrose||0m 34s|
|35m 23s||35m 50s||Congrats to The Rock||0m 27s|
|35m 50s||38m 40s||Pre-match for Tag Team Turmoil||2m 50s|
|38m 40s||43m 16s||Slater & Rhyno vs. Breezango||4m 36s|
|43m 16s||43m 34s||Pre-match for Slater & Rhyno vs. The Vaudevillains||0m 18s|
|43m 34s||45m 25s||Slater & Rhyno vs. The Vaudevillains||1m 51s|
|45m 25s||46m 09s||Pre-match for Slater & Rhyno vs. The Usos||0m 44s|
|46m 09s||48m 26s||Slater & Rhyno vs. The Usos||2m 17s|
|48m 26s||49m 03s||Pre-match for American Alpha vs. The Usos||0m 37s|
|49m 03s||54m 01s||American Alpha vs. The Usos||4m 58s|
|54m 01s||56m 01s||Post-match for American Alpha vs. The Usos||2m 00s|
|56m 01s||56m 29s||Pre-match for American Alpha vs. The Ascension||0m 28s|
|56m 29s||59m 46s||American Alpha vs. The Ascension||3m 17s|
|59m 46s||1h 00m 56s||Post-match for Tag Team Turmoil||1m 10s|
|1h 00m 56s||1h 01m 40s||WrestleMania 33 is 49 days away||0m 44s|
|1h 01m 40s||1h 02m 12s||Backstage glance at Miz & Maryse||0m 32s|
|1h 02m 12s||1h 02m 26s||Plug for PPV theme song||0m 14s|
|1h 02m 26s||1h 07m 19s||Pre-match for Nikki Bella vs. Natalya||4m 53s|
|1h 07m 19s||1h 20m 35s||Nikki Bella vs. Natalya||13m 16s|
|1h 20m 35s||1h 22m 14s||Post-match for Nikki Bella vs. Natalya||1m 39s|
|1h 22m 14s||1h 22m 41s||Carmella & Ellsworth in the Skybox||0m 27s|
|1h 22m 41s||1h 23m 08s||Backstage with Orton & Wyatt||0m 27s|
|1h 23m 08s||1h 29m 24s||Pre-match for Luke Harper vs. Randy Orton||6m 16s|
|1h 29m 24s||1h 46m 38s||Luke Harper vs. Randy Orton||17m 14s|
|1h 46m 38s||1h 48m 47s||Post-match for Luke Harper vs. Randy Orton||2m 09s|
|1h 48m 47s||1h 50m 36s||Commercial for WWE Network||1m 49s|
|1h 50m 36s||1h 51m 04s||Backstage glance at AJ Styles||0m 28s|
|1h 51m 04s||1h 52m 07s||Backstage brawl between Nikki & Natalya||1m 03s|
|1h 52m 07s||1h 55m 28s||Pre-match for Alexa Bliss vs. Naomi||3m 21s|
|1h 55m 28s||2h 03m 47s||Alexa Bliss vs. Naomi||8m 19s|
|2h 03m 47s||2h 06m 51s||Post-match for Alexa Bliss vs. Naomi||3m 04s|
|2h 06m 51s||2h 07m 30s||Carmella & Ellsworth in the Skybox||0m 39s|
|2h 07m 30s||2h 08m 01s||Ad for KFC starring Enzo & Cass||0m 31s|
|2h 08m 01s||2h 08m 26s||Commercial for Holy Foley||0m 25s|
|2h 08m 26s||2h 09m 53s||Hype for WWE Fastlane 2017||1m 27s|
|2h 09m 53s||2h 10m 16s||Plug for Talking Smack||0m 23s|
|2h 10m 16s||2h 27m 25s||Pre-match for Elimination Chamber match||17m 09s|
|2h 27m 25s||3h 01m 51s||Elimination Chamber match||34m 26s|
|3h 01m 51s||3h 04m 42s||Post-match for Elimination Chamber match||2m 51s|
The 7 matches combined for a total time of 1h 49m 08s. This means that 59.1% of the show was devoted to bell-to-bell action. This is the 10th highest percentage in this category out of the 54 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 Elimination Chamber 2017. This also includes where each match time ranks out of all 382 matches in my data set.
- 34m 26s: Elimination Chamber match (10th longest out of 382 matches)
- 17m 14s: Luke Harper vs. Randy Orton (103rd)
- 16m 59s: Tag Team Turmoil (108th)
- 13m 16s: Nikki Bella vs. Natalya (169th)
- 11m 34s: Becky Lynch vs. Mickie James (203rd)
- 8m 19s: Alexa Bliss vs. Naomi (281st)
- 7m 20s: Apollo Crews & Kalisto vs. Dolph Ziggler (309th)
1h 49m 08s is on the extreme upper end of how much match time WWE is willing to squeeze onto a 3-hour non-Rumble card. Granted, this event did exceed the 3-hour mark by nearly 5 minutes and so that definitely helped them cram in more match time.
You can find a detailed breakdown of the timing for the chamber match by clicking here.
Here are the survival times for the 6 chamber participants. The survival clock didn’t start for the men in the pods until the buzzer signaled that their pod was next.
- 34m 26s: AJ Styles
- 29m 07s: John Cena
- 25m 19s: Bray Wyatt
- 15m 47s: Dean Ambrose
- 5m 15s: The Miz
- 4m 34s: Baron Corbin
For tag team turmoil, I decided to not count the brief entrance time for the next team as part of the match time. I added that time into the pre-match segment category in most cases; the Usos post-match attack on American Alpha was counted as a post-match segment.
To calculate the overall match time for tag turmoil, I calculated the sum of the 5 individual match times. If you think that the entrances in between each match should count as part of the match time, then the match time would increase to 21m 06s.
Here is the sum of the individual match times for the teams who competed in the turmoil match:
- 8m 44s: Heath Slater & Rhyno
- 8m 15s: American Alpha
- 7m 15s: The Usos
- 4m 36s: Breezango
- 3m 17s: The Ascension
- 1m 51s: The Vaudevillains
The pre-match segments combined for a total time of 41m 30s, which is 22.5% of the show. This is the 30th highest percentage in this category out of the 54 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 19s and the average time is 5m 58s.
- 17m 09s: Elimination Chamber match
- 6m 16s: Luke Harper vs. Randy Orton
- 4m 57s: Tag Team Turmoil
- 4m 53s: Nikki Bella vs. Natalya
- 3m 21s: Alexa Bliss vs. Naomi
- 2m 47s: Becky Lynch vs. Mickie James
- 2m 07s: Apollo Crews & Kalisto vs. Dolph Ziggler
Three matches received the special treatment of a dedicated video package right before superstar entrances. The videos hyping Natalya's match (2m 45s), Harper's match (2m 59s), and the chamber match (3m 11s) combined to take up 8m 55s of the pre-match segment time.
The pre-match segment for the chamber match is the third longest one in my data set out of 382 total pre-match segments, trailing only Charlotte’s match at Hell in a Cell 2016 and Ambrose’s match at Hell in a Cell 2014. In both of those cases, the pre-match segment was extended by a very lengthy brawl or attack before the opening bell. In contrast, the pre-match segment for the chamber match primarily consisted of just the video package and superstar entrances.
The pre-match segment for the tag team turmoil match initially lasted 2m 50s before the match officially started, and then increased to 4m 57s once the entrances for each of the teams were tacked on during the course of the match.
Ziggler’s pre-match segment ranks as the 362nd longest out of 382 total pre-match segments. This is largely because Kalisto’s entrance was cut short by Dolph’s attack, and Dolph pretty much ran down to the ring at that point, rather than receiving the typical superstar entrance.
The post-match segments combined for a total time of 17m 46s, which is 9.6% of the show. This is the 26th highest percentage in this category out of the 54 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 2m 01s and the average time is 2m 27s.
- 3m 34s: Apollo Crews & Kalisto vs. Dolph Ziggler
- 3m 10s: Tag Team Turmoil
- 3m 04s: Alexa Bliss vs. Naomi
- 2m 51s: Elimination Chamber match
- 2m 09s: Luke Harper vs. Randy Orton
- 1m 39s: Nikki Bella vs. Natalya
- 1m 19s: Becky Lynch vs. Mickie James
After the Usos were eliminated from the turmoil match, they attacked American Alpha for about 2m 00s. I counted this as part of the post-match segment time for this match. If that piece wasn’t classified that way, the post-match segment time for tag team turmoil would have dropped to 1m 10s.
That leaves about 8.8% (16m 18s) of the show for everything else. This is the 52nd highest percentage in this category out of the 54 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. Elimination Chamber 2017 included 7 different blocks of miscellaneous segments. Here is how long each block lasted, in chronological order:
- Block 1: 3m 10s (Then Now Forever; Opening hype video and pyro)
- Block 2: 1m 42s (Skybox; Corbin backstage; ad for WWE Champions)
- Block 3: 2m 17s (Ads for Fastlane 2017 & Hulu; Ambrose backstage; Congrats to Rock)
- Block 4: 1m 30s (Hype for WrestleMania 33; Miz/Maryse backstage)
- Block 5: 0m 54s (Skybox; Wyatt/Orton backstage)
- Block 6: 3m 20s (Ad for WWE Network; Styles backstage; Nikki/Natalya brawl)
- Block 7: 3m 25s (Skybox; Ads for KFC, Holy Foley, Fastlane 2017, & Talking Smack)
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 382 entries in my data set.
- 54m 26s: Elimination Chamber match (9th longest out of 382 entries)
- 25m 39s: Luke Harper vs. Randy Orton (123rd)
- 25m 06s: Tag Team Turmoil (131st)
- 19m 48s: Nikki Bella vs. Natalya (192nd)
- 15m 40s: Becky Lynch vs. Mickie James (255th)
- 14m 44s: Alexa Bliss vs. Naomi (269th)
- 13m 01s: Apollo Crews & Kalisto vs. Dolph Ziggler (299th)
The pre-match segment for the chamber match (17m 09s) lasted longer than the entire show time for each of the bottom 3 matches on this list. Overall, the chamber match received at least twice as much total show time than anything else on the card.
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 63.0%.
(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.)
- 73.8%: Becky Lynch vs. Mickie James
- 67.7%: Tag Team Turmoil
- 67.2%: Luke Harper vs. Randy Orton
- 67.0%: Nikki Bella vs. Natalya
- 63.3%: Elimination Chamber match
- 56.4%: Alexa Bliss vs. Naomi
- 56.3%: Apollo Crews & Kalisto vs. Dolph Ziggler
Final Results for Elimination Chamber 2017
Match - 59.1% - 1h 49m 08s
Pre-match - 22.5% - 41m 30s
Post-match - 9.6% - 17m 46s
Miscellaneous - 8.8% - 16m 18s