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WWE Battleground 2017 match times stats breakdown

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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

Start End Description Duration
Start End Description Duration
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

Match Times

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)

Pre-match Segments

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.

Post-match Segments

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

Miscellaneous Segments

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)

Summary

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

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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