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WWE's WrestleMania 33 lasted for 5 hours 10 minutes and 41 seconds (5h 10m 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.

PPV Timing for WrestleMania 33

Start End Description Duration
Start End Description Duration
0m 00s 0m 19s Then, Now, Forever 0m 19s
0m 19s 2m 34s America the Beautiful 2m 15s
2m 34s 6m 24s Video hyping WrestleMania 33 3m 50s
6m 24s 11m 36s In-ring segment: New Day opens the show 5m 12s
11m 36s 12m 08s Ad for WWE Champions 0m 32s
12m 08s 12m 31s Intro of SmackDown commentators 0m 23s
12m 31s 19m 21s Pre-match for Shane McMahon vs. AJ Styles 6m 50s
19m 21s 39m 51s Shane McMahon vs. AJ Styles 20m 30s
39m 51s 41m 28s Post-match for Shane McMahon vs. AJ Styles 1m 37s
41m 28s 42m 15s Ad for Snickers 0m 47s
42m 15s 42m 36s Filler commentary 0m 21s
42m 36s 50m 12s Pre-match for Chris Jericho vs. Kevin Owens 7m 36s
50m 12s 1h 06m 59s Chris Jericho vs. Kevin Owens 16m 47s
1h 06m 59s 1h 07m 48s Post-match for Chris Jericho vs. Kevin Owens 0m 49s
1h 07m 48s 1h 08m 18s Ad for Payback 2017 0m 30s
1h 08m 18s 1h 08m 55s Plug for PPV theme song 0m 37s
1h 08m 55s 1h 19m 13s Pre-match for Bayley vs. Sasha vs. Charlotte vs. Nia 10m 18s
1h 19m 13s 1h 31m 20s Bayley vs. Sasha vs. Charlotte vs. Nia 12m 07s
1h 31m 20s 1h 32m 45s Post-match for Bayley vs. Sasha vs. Charlotte vs. Nia 1m 25s
1h 32m 45s 1h 37m 04s Video recap of HOF ceremony 4m 19s
1h 37m 04s 1h 40m 25s Introduction of WWE HOF class of 2017 3m 21s
1h 40m 25s 1h 41m 06s Ad for Superstars for Hope 0m 41s
1h 41m 06s 1h 41m 26s Backstage glance at Seth Rollins 0m 20s
1h 41m 26s 1h 51m 25s Pre-match for Raw tag team championship ladder match 9m 59s
1h 51m 25s 2h 02m 30s Raw tag team championship ladder match 11m 05s
2h 02m 30s 2h 04m 26s Post-match for Raw tag team championship ladder match 1m 56s
2h 04m 26s 2h 06m 14s Ad for WWE Network 1m 48s
2h 06m 14s 2h 06m 46s Jimmy Fallon in the audience; filler commentary 0m 32s
2h 06m 46s 2h 17m 15s Pre-match for Cena & Nikki vs. Miz & Maryse 10m 29s
2h 17m 15s 2h 26m 54s Cena & Nikki vs. Miz & Maryse 9m 39s
2h 26m 54s 2h 32m 47s Post-match for Cena & Nikki vs. Miz & Maryse 5m 53s
2h 32m 47s 2h 44m 47s Pre-match for Seth Rollins vs. Triple H 12m 00s
2h 44m 47s 3h 10m 11s Seth Rollins vs. Triple H 25m 24s
3h 10m 11s 3h 11m 49s Post-match for Seth Rollins vs. Triple H 1m 38s
3h 11m 49s 3h 12m 05s Ad for Cricket Wireless 0m 16s
3h 12m 05s 3h 12m 37s Ad for WWE Super Card 0m 32s
3h 12m 37s 3h 19m 16s Concert: Pitbull, Flo Rida, LunchMoney Lewis 6m 39s
3h 19m 16s 3h 31m 40s Pre-match for Bray Wyatt vs. Randy Orton 12m 24s
3h 31m 40s 3h 42m 07s Bray Wyatt vs. Randy Orton 10m 27s
3h 42m 07s 3h 43m 19s Post-match for Bray Wyatt vs. Randy Orton 1m 12s
3h 43m 19s 3h 43m 50s Ad for Tapout 0m 31s
3h 43m 50s 3h 44m 21s Ad for Total Divas 0m 31s
3h 44m 21s 3h 44m 58s Thanks to pilots of VFA-204 and VFC-12 0m 37s
3h 44m 58s 3h 56m 44s Pre-match for Goldberg vs. Brock Lesnar 11m 46s
3h 56m 44s 4h 01m 30s Goldberg vs. Brock Lesnar 4m 46s
4h 01m 30s 4h 04m 00s Post-match for Goldberg vs. Brock Lesnar 2m 30s
4h 04m 00s 4h 04m 47s Ad for WWE Shop 0m 47s
4h 04m 47s 4h 09m 54s Pre-match for SmackDown women's championship match 5m 07s
4h 09m 54s 4h 15m 26s SmackDown women's championship match 5m 32s
4h 15m 26s 4h 16m 55s Post-match for SmackDown women's championship match 1m 29s
4h 16m 55s 4h 17m 26s Ad for Payback 2017 0m 31s
4h 17m 26s 4h 17m 57s Ad for Final Fantasy XIV Online 0m 31s
4h 17m 57s 4h 19m 57s New Day announces attendance 2m 00s
4h 19m 57s 4h 34m 17s Pre-match for Undertaker vs. Roman Reigns 14m 20s
4h 34m 17s 4h 57m 15s Undertaker vs. Roman Reigns 22m 58s
4h 57m 15s 5h 10m 41s Post-match for Undertaker vs. Roman Reigns 13m 26s

Match Times

The 10 matches combined for a total time of 2h 19m 15s. This means that 44.8% of the show was devoted to bell-to-bell action. This is the 55th highest percentage in this category out of the 56 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 WrestleMania 33. This also includes where each match time ranks out of all 401 matches in my data set.

  • 25m 24s: Seth Rollins vs. Triple H (26th longest out of 401 matches)
  • 22m 58s: Undertaker vs. Roman Reigns (52nd)
  • 20m 30s: Shane McMahon vs. AJ Styles (79th)
  • 16m 47s: Chris Jericho vs. Kevin Owens (118th)
  • 12m 07s: Bayley vs. Sasha vs. Charlotte vs. Nia (203rd)
  • 11m 05s: Raw tag team fatal 4-way ladder match (227th)
  • 10m 27s: Bray Wyatt vs. Randy Orton (242nd)
  • 9m 39s: Cena & Nikki vs. Miz & Maryse (260th)
  • 5m 32s: SmackDown women’s championship match (369th)
  • 4m 46s: Goldberg vs. Brock Lesnar (378th)

Nia’s survival time in her elimination match was 4m 08s, and Sasha lasted for 8m 10s. So the timing of those two eliminations cut the match into 3 nearly equal pieces each hovering around 4m 00s in length.

John Cena has competed in 40 matches in my data set, and his match time of 9m 39s at WrestleMania 33 is the second shortest time for him, trailing only his loss to Alberto Del Rio at Hell in a Cell 2015, which clocked in at 7m 46s. Those are the only two matches involving Cena that fell under 13m 00s.

Triple H’s match going beyond 25m 00s is not very surprising; my data set includes 5 Triple H matches at WrestleMania, and his match with Sting at WrestleMania 31 is the only one that falls short of 24m 00s. It should be noted that his match with Sting was still the longest match on that card, of course.

Pre-match Segments

The pre-match segments combined for a total time of 1h 40m 49s, which is 32.4% of the show. This is the highest percentage in this category out of the 56 events in my data set.

Here is the sorted list of pre-match segment time for all 10 matches. For some context, keep in mind that the median pre-match segment time in my data set is 5m 23s and the average time is 6m 03s.

  • 14m 20s: Undertaker vs. Roman Reigns
  • 12m 24s: Bray Wyatt vs. Randy Orton
  • 12m 00s: Seth Rollins vs. Triple H
  • 11m 46s: Goldberg vs. Brock Lesnar
  • 10m 29s: Cena & Nikki vs. Miz & Maryse
  • 10m 18s: Bayley vs. Sasha vs. Charlotte vs. Nia
  • 9m 59s: Raw tag team fatal 4-way ladder match
  • 7m 36s: Chris Jericho vs. Kevin Owens
  • 6m 50s: Shane McMahon vs. AJ Styles
  • 5m 07s: SmackDown women’s championship match

8 matches received the special treatment of a dedicated video package right before (or during, in KO’s case) superstar entrances. These 8 video packages added up to 30m 14s of the total pre-match segment time, and here is the sorted list of how long each one lasted:

  • 4m 21s: Goldberg vs. Brock Lesnar
  • 4m 17s: Seth Rollins vs. Triple H
  • 3m 51s: Undertaker vs. Roman Reigns
  • 3m 42s: Bray Wyatt vs. Randy Orton
  • 3m 37s: Cena & Nikki vs. Miz & Maryse
  • 3m 34s: Chris Jericho vs. Kevin Owens
  • 3m 29s: Shane McMahon vs. AJ Styles
  • 3m 23s: Bayley vs. Sasha vs. Charlotte vs. Nia

The amount of time at WrestleMania 33 devoted to pre-match segments blew away all other 55 events in my data set.

The total pre-match segment time of 1h 40m 49s beat out the next closest contender, WrestleMania 32, by more than 23 minutes. The pre-match segment percentage of 32.4% beat out the next closest contender, Hell in a Cell 2015, by more than 4 percentage points.

The 5 pre-match video packages last year at WrestleMania 32 took up 17m 15s of that overall show time, and so the 8 video packages at WrestleMania 33 beat out that number by roughly 13 minutes.

The 7 longest pre-match segments listed above all rank among the 50 longest pre-match segments in my data set out of 401 total pre-match segments.

The pre-match segments for three of the matches (Cena, Wyatt, Goldberg) lasted longer than the actual match time. This isn’t surprising in Goldberg’s case, but it is certainly unusual for Cena and the WWE Championship.

The pre-match segments for three other matches (Hardyz, Bayley, SmackDown women) came within two minutes of the actual match time.

Post-match Segments

The post-match segments combined for a total time of 31m 55s, which is 10.3% of the show. This is the 22nd highest percentage in this category out of the 56 events in my data set.

Here is the sorted list of the post-match segment time for all 10 matches. For some context, keep in mind that the median post-match segment time in my data set is 1m 57s and the average time is 2m 27s.

  • 13m 26s: Undertaker vs. Roman Reigns
  • 5m 53s: Cena & Nikki vs. Miz & Maryse
  • 2m 30s: Goldberg vs. Brock Lesnar
  • 1m 56s: Raw tag team fatal 4-way ladder match
  • 1m 38s: Seth Rollins vs. Triple H
  • 1m 37s: Shane McMahon vs. AJ Styles
  • 1m 29s: SmackDown women’s championship match
  • 1m 25s: Bayley vs. Sasha vs. Charlotte vs. Nia
  • 1m 12s: Bray Wyatt vs. Randy Orton
  • 0m 49s: Chris Jericho vs. Kevin Owens

Undertaker’s post-match segment is the longest one in my data set out of 401 total post-match segments. Only 3 of these segments have gone beyond 10m 00s in length, including this one and as well as Undertaker’s post-match segment from WrestleMania 30.

This is the second consecutive WrestleMania where Jericho’s post-match segment lasted only 0m 49s, and there are no other WrestleMania matches in my data set with post-match segments that short. The next shortest would be the 0m 56s post-match segment for the Divas Invitational match at WrestleMania 30.

Miscellaneous Segments

That leaves about 12.5% (38m 42s) of the show for everything else. This is the 27th highest percentage in this category out of the 56 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. WrestleMania 33 included 9 different blocks of miscellaneous segments. Here is how long each block lasted, in chronological order:

  • Block 1: 12m 31s (Opening video; New Day segment; Ad for WWE Champions)
  • Block 2: 1m 08s (Ad for Snickers; filler commentary)
  • Block 3: 1m 07s (Ad for Payback 2017; Plug for PPV theme song)
  • Block 4: 8m 41s (HOF recap & on-stage segment; Ad for Superstars for Hope)
  • Block 5: 2m 20s (Ad for WWE Network; Fallon in attendance)
  • Block 6: 7m 27s (Ads for Cricket Wireless & WWE Super Card; Pitbull concert)
  • Block 7: 1m 39s (Ads for Total Divas & Tapout; thanks to the pilots)
  • Block 8: 0m 47s (Ad for WWE Shop)
  • Block 9: 3m 02s (Ads for Payback 2017 & Final Fantasy; Attendance record)

WrestleMania 33 is the first iteration since WrestleMania 29 that did not include a ridiculously long talking segment in the ring with the Rock. This contributed to a smaller percentage of miscellaneous segment time compared to WrestleMania 30, 31, and 32 (15.9%, 24.8%, and 14.8%, respectively).

The concert segment lasted 6m 39s, which is longer than the match time for the SmackDown women’s championship match.

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. This list also includes where each total time ranks among the 401 entries in my data set.

  • 50m 44s: Undertaker vs. Roman Reigns (11th longest out of 401 entries)
  • 39m 02s: Seth Rollins vs. Triple H (27th)
  • 28m 57s: Shane McMahon vs. AJ Styles (102nd)
  • 26m 01s: Cena & Nikki vs. Miz & Maryse (126th)
  • 25m 12s: Chris Jericho vs. Kevin Owens (135th)
  • 24m 03s: Bray Wyatt vs. Randy Orton (149th)
  • 23m 50s: Bayley vs. Sasha vs. Charlotte vs. Nia (150th)
  • 23m 00s: Raw tag team fatal 4-way ladder match (159th)
  • 19m 02s: Goldberg vs. Brock Lesnar (211th)
  • 12m 08s: SmackDown women’s championship match (335th)

In general, it looks like most matches were given around 25 minutes in total to work with, including the pre-match video packages as part of their block of time. It’s not surprising to see that Undertaker and Triple H blew away the field while the SmackDown women languished far behind the pack.

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.)

  • 70.8%: Shane McMahon vs. AJ Styles
  • 66.6%: Chris Jericho vs. Kevin Owens
  • 65.1%: Seth Rollins vs. Triple H
  • 50.8%: Bayley vs. Sasha vs. Charlotte vs. Nia
  • 48.2%: Raw tag team fatal 4-way ladder match
  • 45.6%: SmackDown women’s championship match
  • 45.3%: Undertaker vs. Roman Reigns
  • 43.5%: Bray Wyatt vs. Randy Orton
  • 37.1%: Cena & Nikki vs. Miz & Maryse
  • 25.0%: Goldberg vs. Brock Lesnar

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Final Results for WrestleMania 33

Match - 44.8% - 2h 19m 15s

Pre-match - 32.4% - 1h 40m 49s

Post-match - 10.3% - 31m 55s

Miscellaneous - 12.5% - 38m 42s