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WWE No Mercy 2017 match times stats breakdown

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WWE's No Mercy 2017 lasted for 3 hours 0 minutes and 4 seconds (3h 00m 04s). 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 No Mercy 2017

Start End Description Duration
Start End Description Duration
0m 00s 0m 21s Then Now Forever 0m 21s
0m 21s 2m 55s Video hyping No Mercy 2017 2m 34s
2m 55s 3m 31s Welcome to No Mercy 2017 0m 36s
3m 31s 7m 27s Pre-match for Miz vs. Jordan 3m 56s
7m 27s 17m 40s Miz vs. Jordan 10m 13s
17m 40s 20m 11s Post-match for Miz vs. Jordan 2m 31s
20m 11s 20m 27s Ad for Mountain Dew 0m 16s
20m 27s 21m 55s Hype for Hell in a Cell 2017 1m 28s
21m 55s 33m 05s Pre-match for Balor vs. Wyatt 11m 10s
33m 05s 44m 39s Balor vs. Wyatt 11m 34s
44m 39s 46m 40s Post-match for Balor vs. Wyatt 2m 01s
46m 40s 46m 56s Ad for Little Caesars Pizza 0m 16s
46m 56s 48m 28s Hype for Asuka's debut at TLC 2017 1m 32s
48m 28s 55m 05s Pre-match for Ambrose & Rollins vs. The Bar 6m 37s
55m 05s 1h 11m 02s Ambrose & Rollins vs. The Bar 15m 57s
1h 11m 02s 1h 13m 25s Post-match for Ambrose & Rollins vs. The Bar 2m 23s
1h 13m 25s 1h 13m 41s Ad for Mountain Dew 0m 16s
1h 13m 41s 1h 14m 22s Connor's Cure 0m 41s
1h 14m 22s 1h 24m 05s Pre-match for Women's Fatal 5-Way 9m 43s
1h 24m 05s 1h 34m 00s Women's Fatal 5-Way 9m 55s
1h 34m 00s 1h 36m 19s Post-match for Women's Fatal 5-Way 2m 19s
1h 36m 19s 1h 36m 54s Ad for Hell in a Cell 2017 0m 35s
1h 36m 54s 1h 38m 01s No Mercy 2005 clip: Batista vs. Guerrero 1m 07s
1h 38m 01s 1h 38m 20s Plug for PPV theme song 0m 19s
1h 38m 20s 1h 49m 30s Pre-match for Cena vs. Reigns 11m 10s
1h 49m 30s 2h 11m 40s Cena vs. Reigns 22m 10s
2h 11m 40s 2h 18m 41s Post-match for Cena vs. Reigns 7m 01s
2h 18m 41s 2h 19m 57s Ad for WWE 2K18 1m 16s
2h 19m 57s 2h 20m 30s Hispanic Heritage Month 0m 33s
2h 20m 30s 2h 22m 36s Backstage with Miz and Angle 2m 06s
2h 22m 36s 2h 26m 59s Pre-match for Neville vs. Enzo 4m 23s
2h 26m 59s 2h 37m 35s Neville vs. Enzo 10m 36s
2h 37m 35s 2h 38m 44s Post-match for Neville vs. Enzo 1m 09s
2h 38m 44s 2h 39m 00s Ad for Little Caesars Pizza 0m 16s
2h 39m 00s 2h 39m 37s Ad for Hell in a Cell 2017 0m 37s
2h 39m 37s 2h 40m 12s Hype for Raw Talk 0m 35s
2h 40m 12s 2h 49m 07s Pre-match for Lesnar vs. Strowman 8m 55s
2h 49m 07s 2h 57m 59s Lesnar vs. Strowman 8m 52s
2h 57m 59s 3h 00m 04s Post-match for Lesnar vs. Strowman 2m 05s

Match Times

The 7 matches combined for a total time of 1h 29m 17s. This means that 49.6% of the show was devoted to bell-to-bell action. This is the 55th highest percentage in this category out of the 64 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 No Mercy 2017. This also includes where each match time ranks out of all 459 matches in my data set.

  • 22m 10s: John Cena vs. Roman Reigns (65th longest out of 459 matches)
  • 15m 57s: Ambrose & Rollins vs. Cesaro & Sheamus (146th)
  • 11m 34s: Finn Balor vs. Bray Wyatt (243rd)
  • 10m 36s: Neville vs. Enzo Amore (276th)
  • 10m 13s: The Miz vs. Jason Jordan (288th)
  • 9m 55s: Women’s Fatal 5-Way Match (297th)
  • 8m 52s: Brock Lesnar vs. Braun Strowman (328th)

Pre-match Segments

The pre-match segments combined for a total time of 55m 54s, which is 31.0% of the show. This is the 3rd highest percentage in this category out of the 64 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 29s and the average time is 6m 10s.

  • 11m 10s: Finn Balor vs. Bray Wyatt
  • 11m 10s: John Cena vs. Roman Reigns
  • 9m 43s: Women’s Fatal 5-Way Match
  • 8m 55s: Brock Lesnar vs. Braun Strowman
  • 6m 37s: Ambrose & Rollins vs. Cesaro & Sheamus
  • 4m 23s: Neville vs. Enzo Amore
  • 3m 56s: The Miz vs. Jason Jordan

Four matches received the special treatment of a dedicated video package right before superstar entrances. The videos hyping Balor's match (3m 18s), Alexa's match (3m 18s), Cena's match (4m 33s), and Lesnar's match (4m 11s) combined to take up 15m 20s of the pre-match segment time.

Post-match Segments

The post-match segments combined for a total time of 19m 29s, which is 10.8% of the show. This is the 19th highest percentage in this category out of the 64 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 59s and the average time is 2m 26s.

  • 7m 01s: John Cena vs. Roman Reigns
  • 2m 31s: The Miz vs. Jason Jordan
  • 2m 23s: Ambrose & Rollins vs. Cesaro & Sheamus
  • 2m 19s: Women’s Fatal 5-Way Match
  • 2m 05s: Brock Lesnar vs. Braun Strowman
  • 2m 01s: Finn Balor vs. Bray Wyatt
  • 1m 09s: Neville vs. Enzo Amore

Miscellaneous Segments

That leaves about 8.6% (15m 24s) of the show for everything else. This is the 61st highest percentage in this category out of the 64 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. No Mercy 2017 included 7 different blocks of miscellaneous segments. Here is how long each block lasted, in chronological order:

  • Block 1: 3m 31s (Then Now Forever; Opening hype video)
  • Block 2: 1m 44s (Ad for Mountain Dew; Hype for HIAC 2017)
  • Block 3: 1m 48s (Ad for Little Caesars; Hype for TLC 2017)
  • Block 4: 0m 57s (Ad for Mountain Dew; Connor's Cure)
  • Block 5: 2m 01s (Ad for HIAC 2017; Clip from No Mercy 2005)
  • Block 6: 3m 55s (Ad for WWE 2K18; Hispanic Heritage; Backstage with Miz)
  • Block 7: 1m 28s (Ad for Little Caesars; Ad for HIAC 2017; Hype for Raw Talk)

Summary

The overall run time for No Mercy 2017 was 3h 00m 04s, and this ranks 19th highest out of all 64 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 459 entries in my data set.

  • 40m 21s: John Cena vs. Roman Reigns (28th longest out of 459 entries)
  • 24m 57s: Ambrose & Rollins vs. Cesaro & Sheamus (158th)
  • 24m 45s: Finn Balor vs. Bray Wyatt (162nd)
  • 21m 57s: Women’s Fatal 5-Way Match (201st)
  • 19m 52s: Brock Lesnar vs. Braun Strowman (234th)
  • 16m 40s: The Miz vs. Jason Jordan (299th)
  • 16m 08s: Neville vs. Enzo Amore (309th)

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 62.8%.

(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.)

  • 65.7%: Neville vs. Enzo Amore
  • 63.9%: Ambrose & Rollins vs. Cesaro & Sheamus
  • 61.3%: The Miz vs. Jason Jordan
  • 54.9%: John Cena vs. Roman Reigns
  • 46.7%: Finn Balor vs. Bray Wyatt
  • 45.2%: Women’s Fatal 5-Way Match
  • 44.6%: Brock Lesnar vs. Braun Strowman

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Final Results for No Mercy 2017

Match - 49.6% - 1h 29m 17s

Pre-match - 31.0% - 55m 54s

Post-match - 10.8% - 19m 29s

Miscellaneous - 8.6% - 15m 24s

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