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WWE Payback 2017 match times stats breakdown

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WWE's Payback 2017 lasted for 2 hours 45 minutes and 53 seconds (2h 45m 53s). 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 Payback 2017

Start End Description Duration
Start End Description Duration
0m 00s 0m 20s Then Now Forever 0m 20s
0m 20s 2m 49s Video hyping Payback 2017 2m 29s
2m 49s 3m 44s Opening pyro 0m 55s
3m 44s 7m 15s Pre-match for Kevin Owens vs. Chris Jericho 3m 31s
7m 15s 21m 16s Kevin Owens vs. Chris Jericho 14m 01s
21m 16s 23m 05s Post-match for Kevin Owens vs. Chris Jericho 1m 49s
23m 05s 24m 52s Ad for WWE Network 1m 47s
24m 52s 25m 39s Ad for WWE Shop 0m 47s
25m 39s 28m 28s Pre-match for Neville vs. Austin Aries 2m 49s
28m 28s 39m 45s Neville vs. Austin Aries 11m 17s
39m 45s 41m 00s Post-match for Neville vs. Austin Aries 1m 15s
41m 00s 41m 32s Ad for Sleight 0m 32s
41m 32s 42m 15s Hype for Backlash 2017 0m 43s
42m 15s 47m 25s Pre-match for Hardy Boyz vs. Cesaro & Sheamus 5m 10s
47m 25s 1h 00m 09s Hardy Boyz vs. Cesaro & Sheamus 12m 44s
1h 00m 09s 1h 05m 09s Post-match for Hardy Boyz vs. Cesaro & Sheamus 5m 00s
1h 05m 09s 1h 05m 47s Video for #WWEHero 0m 38s
1h 05m 47s 1h 06m 19s Backstage Strowman promo 0m 32s
1h 06m 19s 1h 11m 06s Pre-match for Bayley vs. Alexa Bliss 4m 47s
1h 11m 06s 1h 22m 17s Bayley vs. Alexa Bliss 11m 11s
1h 22m 17s 1h 23m 59s Post-match for Bayley vs. Alexa Bliss 1m 42s
1h 23m 59s 1h 24m 30s Ad for The Wall 0m 31s
1h 24m 30s 1h 24m 46s Plug for PPV theme song 0m 16s
1h 24m 46s 1h 25m 02s Filler commentary 0m 16s
1h 25m 02s 1h 31m 50s Pre-match for Randy Orton vs. Bray Wyatt 6m 48s
1h 31m 50s 1h 42m 08s Randy Orton vs. Bray Wyatt (part 1) 10m 18s
1h 42m 08s 1h 42m 50s Post-match for Randy Orton vs. Bray Wyatt 0m 42s
1h 42m 50s 1h 48m 15s Pre-match for Seth Rollins vs. Samoa Joe 5m 25s
1h 48m 15s 2h 04m 12s Seth Rollins vs. Samoa Joe 15m 57s
2h 04m 12s 2h 05m 35s Post-match for Seth Rollins vs. Samoa Joe 1m 23s
2h 05m 35s 2h 07m 24s Ad for WWE Network 1m 49s
2h 07m 24s 2h 07m 43s Hype for Raw Talk 0m 19s
2h 07m 43s 2h 15m 56s Randy Orton vs. Bray Wyatt (part 2) 8m 13s
2h 15m 56s 2h 17m 38s Post-match for Randy Orton vs. Bray Wyatt 1m 42s
2h 17m 38s 2h 18m 11s Ad for The Resurrection of Gavin Stone 0m 33s
2h 18m 11s 2h 19m 08s Hype for Backlash 2017 0m 57s
2h 19m 08s 2h 27m 18s Pre-match for Roman Reigns vs. Braun Strowman 8m 10s
2h 27m 18s 2h 39m 00s Roman Reigns vs. Braun Strowman 11m 42s
2h 39m 00s 2h 45m 53s Post-match for Roman Reigns vs. Braun Strowman 6m 53s

Match Times

The 7 matches combined for a total time of 1h 35m 23s. This means that 57.5% of the show was devoted to bell-to-bell action. This is the 15th highest percentage in this category out of the 57 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 Payback 2017. This also includes where each match time ranks out of all 408 matches in my data set.

  • 18m 31s: Randy Orton vs. Bray Wyatt (94th longest out of 408 matches)
  • 15m 57s: Seth Rollins vs. Samoa Joe (131st)
  • 14m 01s: Kevin Owens vs. Chris Jericho (163rd)
  • 12m 44s: Hardy Boyz vs. Cesaro & Sheamus (192nd)
  • 11m 42s: Roman Reigns vs. Braun Strowman (212th)
  • 11m 17s: Neville vs. Austin Aries (228th)
  • 11m 11s: Bayley vs. Alexa Bliss (231st)

Pre-match Segments

The pre-match segments combined for a total time of 36m 40s, which is 22.1% of the show. This is the 33rd highest percentage in this category out of the 57 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 22s and the average time is 6m 02s.

  • 8m 10s: Roman Reigns vs. Braun Strowman
  • 6m 48s: Randy Orton vs. Bray Wyatt
  • 5m 25s: Seth Rollins vs. Samoa Joe
  • 5m 10s: Hardy Boyz vs. Cesaro & Sheamus
  • 4m 47s: Bayley vs. Alexa Bliss
  • 3m 31s: Kevin Owens vs. Chris Jericho
  • 2m 49s: Neville vs. Austin Aries

Three matches received the special treatment of a dedicated video package right before superstar entrances. The videos hyping Orton's match (3m 05s), Joe's match (2m 42s), and Strowman's match (4m 35s), combined to take up 10m 22s of the pre-match segment time.

Post-match Segments

The post-match segments combined for a total time of 20m 26s, which is 12.3% of the show. This is the 8th highest percentage in this category out of the 57 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 28s.

  • 6m 53s: Roman Reigns vs. Braun Strowman
  • 5m 00s: Hardy Boyz vs. Cesaro & Sheamus
  • 2m 24s: Randy Orton vs. Bray Wyatt
  • 1m 49s: Kevin Owens vs. Chris Jericho
  • 1m 42s: Bayley vs. Alexa Bliss
  • 1m 23s: Seth Rollins vs. Samoa Joe
  • 1m 15s: Neville vs. Austin Aries

Miscellaneous Segments

That leaves about 8.1% (13m 24s) of the show for everything else. This is the 56th highest percentage in this category out of the 57 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. Payback 2017 included 7 different blocks of miscellaneous segments. Here is how long each block lasted, in chronological order:

  • Block 1: 3m 44s (Then Now Forever; Opening hype video and pyro)
  • Block 2: 2m 34s (Ads for WWE Network and WWE Shop)
  • Block 3: 1m 15s (Ad for Sleight; Hype for Backlash)
  • Block 4: 1m 10s (Video for #WWEHero; Backstage Strowman promo)
  • Block 5: 1m 03s (Ad for The Wall; Filler commentary)
  • Block 6: 2m 08s (Ad for WWE Network; Hype for Raw Talk)
  • Block 7: 1m 30s (Ad for The Resurrection of Gavin Stone; Hype for Backlash)

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 408 entries in my data set.

  • 27m 43s: Randy Orton vs. Bray Wyatt (108th longest out of 408 entries)
  • 26m 45s: Roman Reigns vs. Braun Strowman (118th)
  • 22m 54s: Hardy Boyz vs. Cesaro & Sheamus (163rd)
  • 22m 45s: Seth Rollins vs. Samoa Joe (167th)
  • 19m 21s: Kevin Owens vs. Chris Jericho (210th)
  • 17m 40s: Bayley vs. Alexa Bliss (237th)
  • 15m 21s: Neville vs. Austin Aries (278th)

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.)

  • 73.5%: Neville vs. Austin Aries
  • 72.4%: Kevin Owens vs. Chris Jericho
  • 70.1%: Seth Rollins vs. Samoa Joe
  • 66.8%: Randy Orton vs. Bray Wyatt
  • 63.3%: Bayley vs. Alexa Bliss
  • 55.6%: Hardy Boyz vs. Cesaro & Sheamus
  • 43.7%: Roman Reigns vs. Braun Strowman

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Final Results for Payback 2017

Match - 57.5% - 1h 35m 23s

Pre-match - 22.1% - 36m 40s

Post-match - 12.3% - 20m 26s

Miscellaneous - 8.1% - 13m 24s