WWE's Battleground 2017 lasted for 3 hours 10 minutes and 41 seconds (3h 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 Battleground 2017
|0m 00s||0m 21s||Then Now Forever||0m 21s|
|0m 21s||2m 58s||Video hyping Battleground||2m 37s|
|2m 58s||3m 41s||Phillips welcomes you to Battleground||0m 43s|
|3m 41s||7m 47s||Pre-match for The Usos vs. New Day||4m 06s|
|7m 47s||21m 32s||The Usos vs. New Day||13m 45s|
|21m 32s||23m 06s||Post-match for The Usos vs. New Day||1m 34s|
|23m 06s||24m 07s||Ad for WWE Network||1m 01s|
|24m 07s||24m 20s||Backstage glance at Styles||0m 13s|
|24m 20s||24m 39s||Filler commentary||0m 19s|
|24m 39s||29m 28s||Pre-match for Nakamura vs. Corbin||4m 49s|
|29m 28s||41m 55s||Nakamura vs. Corbin||12m 27s|
|41m 55s||45m 03s||Post-match for Nakamura vs. Corbin||3m 08s|
|45m 03s||45m 34s||Ad for Sleight||0m 31s|
|45m 34s||46m 08s||Ad for SummerSlam 2017||0m 34s|
|46m 08s||46m 24s||Backstage glance at Owens||0m 16s|
|46m 24s||46m 41s||Filler commentary||0m 17s|
|46m 41s||54m 40s||Pre-match for Fatal 5-Way Elimination Match||7m 59s|
|54m 40s||1h 05m 35s||Fatal 5-Way Elimination Match||10m 55s|
|1h 05m 35s||1h 07m 34s||Post-match for Fatal 5-Way Elimination Match||1m 59s|
|1h 07m 34s||1h 08m 24s||Ad for WWE Shop||0m 50s|
|1h 08m 24s||1h 09m 02s||Video for #WWEHero||0m 38s|
|1h 09m 02s||1h 09m 17s||Plug for PPV theme song||0m 15s|
|1h 09m 17s||1h 09m 38s||Filler commentary||0m 21s|
|1h 09m 38s||1h 15m 59s||Pre-match for Styles vs. Owens||6m 21s|
|1h 15m 59s||1h 33m 45s||Styles vs. Owens||17m 46s|
|1h 33m 45s||1h 35m 19s||Post-match for Styles vs. Owens||1m 34s|
|1h 35m 19s||1h 36m 38s||Backstage with Mahal and Singh brothers||1m 19s|
|1h 36m 38s||1h 37m 03s||Filler commentary||0m 25s|
|1h 37m 03s||1h 47m 47s||Pre-match for Cena vs. Rusev||10m 44s|
|1h 47m 47s||2h 08m 50s||Cena vs. Rusev||21m 03s|
|2h 08m 50s||2h 10m 20s||Post-match for Cena vs. Rusev||1m 30s|
|2h 10m 20s||2h 10m 54s||Ad for SummerSlam 2017||0m 34s|
|2h 10m 54s||2h 11m 16s||Filler commentary||0m 22s|
|2h 11m 16s||2h 11m 38s||Hype for SummerSlam 2017||0m 22s|
|2h 11m 38s||2h 15m 14s||The Fashion X-Files||3m 36s|
|2h 15m 14s||2h 19m 00s||Pre-match for Zayn vs. Kanellis||3m 46s|
|2h 19m 00s||2h 26m 17s||Zayn vs. Kanellis||7m 17s|
|2h 26m 17s||2h 27m 00s||Post-match for Zayn vs. Kanellis||0m 43s|
|2h 27m 00s||2h 27m 31s||Ad for Pure Country Pure Heart||0m 31s|
|2h 27m 31s||2h 27m 58s||Hype for Talking Smack||0m 27s|
|2h 27m 58s||2h 40m 44s||Pre-match for Mahal vs. Orton||12m 46s|
|2h 40m 44s||3h 08m 22s||Mahal vs. Orton||27m 38s|
|3h 08m 22s||3h 10m 41s||Post-match for Mahal vs. Orton||2m 19s|
The 7 matches combined for a total time of 1h 50m 51s. This means that 58.1% of the show was devoted to bell-to-bell action. This is the 13th highest percentage in this category out of the 62 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 Battleground 2017. This also includes where each match time ranks out of all 442 matches in my data set.
- 27m 38s: Jinder Mahal vs. Randy Orton (20th longest out of 442 matches)
- 21m 03s: John Cena vs. Rusev (78th)
- 17m 46s: AJ Styles vs. Kevin Owens (113th)
- 13m 45s: The Usos vs. New Day (188th)
- 12m 27s: Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Baron Corbin (215th)
- 10m 55s: Charlotte vs. Becky vs. Tamina vs. Lana vs Natalya (259th)
- 7m 17s: Sami Zayn vs. Mike Kanellis (362nd)
The pre-match segments combined for a total time of 50m 31s, which is 26.5% of the show. This is the 12th highest percentage in this category out of the 62 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 25s and the average time is 6m 06s.
- 12m 46s: Jinder Mahal vs. Randy Orton
- 10m 44s: John Cena vs. Rusev
- 7m 59s: Charlotte vs. Becky vs. Tamina vs. Lana vs Natalya
- 6m 21s: AJ Styles vs. Kevin Owens
- 4m 49s: Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Baron Corbin
- 4m 06s: The Usos vs. New Day
- 3m 46s: Sami Zayn vs. Mike Kanellis
Four matches received the special treatment of a dedicated video package right before superstar entrances. The videos hyping Becky's match (1m 57s), KO's match (2m 01s), Cena's match (3m 26s), and Mahal's match (3m 13s) combined to take up 10m 37s of the pre-match segment time.
The post-match segments combined for a total time of 12m 47s, which is 6.7% of the show. This is the 57th highest percentage in this category out of the 62 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 26s.
- 3m 08s: Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Baron Corbin
- 2m 19s: Jinder Mahal vs. Randy Orton
- 1m 59s: Charlotte vs. Becky vs. Tamina vs. Lana vs Natalya
- 1m 34s: AJ Styles vs. Kevin Owens
- 1m 34s: The Usos vs. New Day
- 1m 30s: John Cena vs. Rusev
- 0m 43s: Sami Zayn vs. Mike Kanellis
That leaves about 8.7% (16m 32s) of the show for everything else. This is the 59th highest percentage in this category out of the 62 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. Battleground 2017 included 7 different blocks of miscellaneous segments. Here is how long each block lasted, in chronological order:
- Block 1: 3m 41s (Then Now Forever; Opening video)
- Block 2: 1m 33s (Ad for WWE Network; Styles backstage)
- Block 3: 1m 38s (Ads for Sleight & SummerSlam 2017; Owens backstage)
- Block 4: 2m 04s (Ad for WWE Shop; Video for #WWEHero; Plug for theme song)
- Block 5: 1m 44s (Backstage with Mahal; Filler commentary)
- Block 6: 4m 54s (Hype for SummerSlam 2017; The Fashion X-Files)
- Block 7: 0m 58s (Ad for Pure Country Pure Heart; Hype for Talking Smack)
The overall run time for Battleground 2017 was 3h 10m 41s, and this ranks 13th highest out of all 62 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 442 entries in my data set.
- 42m 43s: Jinder Mahal vs. Randy Orton (20th longest out of 442 entries)
- 33m 17s: John Cena vs. Rusev (79th)
- 25m 41s: AJ Styles vs. Kevin Owens (141st)
- 20m 53s: Charlotte vs. Becky vs. Tamina vs. Lana vs Natalya (207th)
- 20m 24s: Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Baron Corbin (217th)
- 19m 25s: The Usos vs. New Day (230th)
- 11m 46s: Sami Zayn vs. Mike Kanellis (379th)
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.)
- 70.8%: The Usos vs. New Day
- 69.2%: AJ Styles vs. Kevin Owens
- 64.7%: Jinder Mahal vs. Randy Orton
- 63.2%: John Cena vs. Rusev
- 61.9%: Sami Zayn vs. Mike Kanellis
- 61.0%: Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Baron Corbin
- 52.3%: Charlotte vs. Becky vs. Tamina vs. Lana vs Natalya
Final Results for Battleground 2017
Match - 58.1% - 1h 50m 51s
Pre-match - 26.5% - 50m 31s
Post-match - 6.7% - 12m 47s
Miscellaneous - 8.7% - 16m 32s