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How much wrestling actually happened at Survivor Series 2018?

WWE featured 7 total matches on the main card of Survivor Series (Sun., Nov. 18, 2018) from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California

The main card of this pay-per-view (PPV) lasted 3 hours, 34 minutes, and 7 seconds (3h 34m 07s). Here is a sorted list of the bell-to-bell times for the 7 matches that took place during this event:

  • 24m 00s: Men’s Elimination Match
  • 21m 27s: Seth Rollins vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
  • 20m 14s: Women’s Elimination Match
  • 18m 43s: Brock Lesnar vs. Daniel Bryan
  • 14m 09s: Ronda Rousey vs. Charlotte Flair
  • 12m 20s: Buddy Murphy vs. Mustafa Ali
  • 9m 05s: Authors of Pain vs. The Bar

These times add up to 1h 59m 58s, which is roughly 56.0% of the show. For comparison’s sake, the overall match time percentage for all WWE PPVs since the start of 2013 is 53.9%.

The last time Brock Lesnar wrestled a one-on-one match on PPV that lasted at least 18m 43s was all the way back at WrestleMania 30 in 2014, when Lesnar conquered the Undertaker’s undefeated streak in a match that lasted 25m 13s.

Overall, Brock has wrestled in 24 or 25 one-on-one matches on PPV since he returned to WWE in 2012, depending on how you classify the main event of WrestleMania 31. His match time of 18m 43s at Survivor Series 2018 ranks as the 6th longest match out of that group. It only trails his matches against CM Punk (SummerSlam 2013), Undertaker (WrestleMania 30), and all three matches against Triple H (of course) from 2012 and 2013.

Are you surprised by any of these results, Cagesiders? Which of these matches received less (or more) time than you hoped for?

Don’t forget to keep it here at Cageside Seats for a full breakdown of the timing for the entire Survivor Series PPV later this week!

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