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WWE Backlash 2017 match times stats breakdown

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WWE's Backlash 2017 lasted for 2 hours 50 minutes and 1 second (2h 50m 01s). 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 Backlash 2017

Start End Description Duration
Start End Description Duration
0m 00s 0m 21s Then Now Forever 0m 21s
0m 21s 2m 44s Video hyping Backlash 2017 2m 23s
2m 44s 3m 28s Opening pyro 0m 44s
3m 28s 8m 33s Pre-match for Nakamura vs. Ziggler 5m 05s
8m 33s 24m 23s Nakamura vs. Ziggler 15m 50s
24m 23s 26m 34s Post-match for Nakamura vs. Ziggler 2m 11s
26m 34s 27m 18s Ad for Extreme Rules 2017 0m 44s
27m 18s 27m 34s Ad for Cricket Wireless 0m 16s
27m 34s 27m 58s Backstage glance at AJ Styles 0m 24s
27m 58s 34m 20s Pre-match for The Usos vs. Breezango 6m 22s
34m 20s 43m 38s The Usos vs. Breezango 9m 18s
43m 38s 45m 15s Post-match for The Usos vs. Breezango 1m 37s
45m 15s 46m 56s Ad for WWE Network 1m 41s
46m 56s 47m 14s Filler commentary 0m 18s
47m 14s 51m 48s Pre-match for Sami Zayn vs. Baron Corbin 4m 34s
51m 48s 1h 06m 25s Sami Zayn vs. Baron Corbin 14m 37s
1h 06m 25s 1h 08m 09s Post-match for Sami Zayn vs. Baron Corbin 1m 44s
1h 08m 09s 1h 09m 45s UpUpDownDown plays Rocket League 1m 36s
1h 09m 45s 1h 12m 49s Backstage Mahal promo 3m 04s
1h 12m 49s 1h 20m 22s Pre-match for Six-Woman Tag Team Match 7m 33s
1h 20m 22s 1h 30m 24s Six-Woman Tag Team Match 10m 02s
1h 30m 24s 1h 31m 41s Post-match for Six-Woman Tag Team Match 1m 17s
1h 31m 41s 1h 32m 29s Ad for WWE Shop 0m 48s
1h 32m 29s 1h 32m 59s Ad for Rocket League 0m 30s
1h 32m 59s 1h 33m 27s Filler commentary 0m 28s
1h 33m 27s 1h 33m 41s Plug for PPV theme song 0m 14s
1h 33m 41s 1h 40m 34s Pre-match for Kevin Owens vs. AJ Styles 6m 53s
1h 40m 34s 2h 01m 39s Kevin Owens vs. AJ Styles 21m 05s
2h 01m 39s 2h 05m 00s Post-match for Kevin Owens vs. AJ Styles 3m 21s
2h 05m 00s 2h 05m 49s Video recap of the pre-show match 0m 49s
2h 05m 49s 2h 06m 23s Hype for Talking Smack 0m 34s
2h 06m 23s 2h 08m 32s Pre-match for Luke Harper vs. Erick Rowan 2m 09s
2h 08m 32s 2h 17m 28s Luke Harper vs. Erick Rowan 8m 56s
2h 17m 28s 2h 18m 11s Post-match for Luke Harper vs. Erick Rowan 0m 43s
2h 18m 11s 2h 18m 49s Video for #WWEHero 0m 38s
2h 18m 49s 2h 19m 56s Hype for Extreme Rules 2017 1m 07s
2h 19m 56s 2h 30m 01s Pre-match for Randy Orton vs. Jinder Mahal 10m 05s
2h 30m 01s 2h 45m 51s Randy Orton vs. Jinder Mahal 15m 50s
2h 45m 51s 2h 50m 01s Post-match for Randy Orton vs. Jinder Mahal 4m 10s

Match Times

The 7 matches combined for a total time of 1h 35m 38s. This means that 56.2% of the show was devoted to bell-to-bell action. This is the 25th highest percentage in this category out of the 58 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 Backlash 2017. This also includes where each match time ranks out of all 415 matches in my data set.

  • 21m 05s: Kevin Owens vs. AJ Styles (73rd longest out of 415 matches)
  • 15m 50s: Randy Orton vs. Jinder Mahal (133rd)
  • 15m 50s: Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Dolph Ziggler (133rd)
  • 14m 37s: Sami Zayn vs. Baron Corbin (153rd)
  • 10m 02s: Naomi, Becky, Charlotte vs. Natalya, Tamina, Carmella (259th)
  • 9m 18s: The Usos vs. Breezango (284th)
  • 8m 56s: Luke Harper vs. Erick Rowan (290th)

Pre-match Segments

The pre-match segments combined for a total time of 42m 41s, which is 25.1% of the show. This is the 17th highest percentage in this category out of the 58 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 23s and the average time is 6m 03s.

  • 10m 05s: Randy Orton vs. Jinder Mahal
  • 7m 33s: Naomi, Becky, Charlotte vs. Natalya, Tamina, Carmella
  • 6m 53s: Kevin Owens vs. AJ Styles
  • 6m 22s: The Usos vs. Breezango
  • 5m 05s: Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Dolph Ziggler
  • 4m 34s: Sami Zayn vs. Baron Corbin
  • 2m 09s: Luke Harper vs. Erick Rowan

Two matches received the special treatment of a dedicated video package right before superstar entrances. The videos hyping KO's match (2m 29s) and Mahal's match (2m 42s) combined to take up 5m 11s of the pre-match segment time.

Shinsuke Nakamura’s entrance lasted 2m 38s.

Post-match Segments

The post-match segments combined for a total time of 15m 03s, which is 8.9% of the show. This is the 33rd highest percentage in this category out of the 58 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 57s and the average time is 2m 27s.

  • 4m 10s: Randy Orton vs. Jinder Mahal
  • 3m 21s: Kevin Owens vs. AJ Styles
  • 2m 11s: Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Dolph Ziggler
  • 1m 44s: Sami Zayn vs. Baron Corbin
  • 1m 37s: The Usos vs. Breezango
  • 1m 17s: Naomi, Becky, Charlotte vs. Natalya, Tamina, Carmella
  • 0m 43s: Luke Harper vs. Erick Rowan

Miscellaneous Segments

That leaves about 9.8% (16m 39s) of the show for everything else. This is the 46th highest percentage in this category out of the 58 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. Backlash 2017 included 7 different blocks of miscellaneous segments. Here is how long each block lasted, in chronological order:

  • Block 1: 3m 28s (Then Now Forever; Opening video and pyro)
  • Block 2: 1m 24s (Ads for Extreme Rules & Cricket Wireless; Backstage glance at AJ)
  • Block 3: 1m 59s (Ad for WWE Network; Filler commentary)
  • Block 4: 4m 40s (UpUpDownDown plays Rocket League; Backstage Mahal promo)
  • Block 5: 2m 00s (Ads for WWE Shop & Rocket League; Plug for PPV theme song)
  • Block 6: 1m 23s (Recap of Kickoff match; Hype for Talking Smack)
  • Block 7: 1m 45s (#WWEHero video; Hype for Extreme Rules)

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 415 entries in my data set.

  • 31m 19s: Kevin Owens vs. AJ Styles (83rd longest out of 415 entries)
  • 30m 05s: Randy Orton vs. Jinder Mahal (97th)
  • 23m 06s: Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Dolph Ziggler (163rd)
  • 20m 55s: Sami Zayn vs. Baron Corbin (192nd)
  • 18m 52s: Naomi, Becky, Charlotte vs. Natalya, Tamina, Carmella (221st)
  • 17m 17s: The Usos vs. Breezango (251st)
  • 11m 48s: Luke Harper vs. Erick Rowan (355th)

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.)

  • 75.7%: Luke Harper vs. Erick Rowan
  • 69.9%: Sami Zayn vs. Baron Corbin
  • 68.5%: Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Dolph Ziggler
  • 67.3%: Kevin Owens vs. AJ Styles
  • 53.8%: The Usos vs. Breezango
  • 53.2%: Naomi, Becky, Charlotte vs. Natalya, Tamina, Carmella
  • 52.6%: Randy Orton vs. Jinder Mahal

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Final Results for Backlash 2017

Match - 56.2% - 1h 35m 38s

Pre-match - 25.1% - 42m 41s

Post-match - 8.9% - 15m 03s

Miscellaneous - 9.8% - 16m 39s