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How much wrestling actually happened at Elimination Chamber 2018?

WWE featured 5 total matches on the main card of Elimination Chamber 2018 last night (Sun., Feb. 25, 2018) from the T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada.

The main card of this pay-per-view (PPV) lasted 3 hours, 22 minutes, and 45 seconds (3h 22m 45s). Here is a sorted list of the bell-to-bell times for the 5 matches that took place during this event:

  • 40m 10s: Men’s Elimination Chamber match
  • 29m 35s: Women’s Elimination Chamber match
  • 10m 03s: The Bar vs. Titus Worldwide
  • 9m 56s: Matt Hardy vs. Bray Wyatt
  • 8m 12s: Asuka vs. Nia Jax

These times add up to 1h 37m 56s, which is roughly 48.3% of the show. For comparison’s sake, the overall match time percentage for all WWE PPVs since the start of 2013 is 54.3%.

The men’s Elimination Chamber actually broke the 40 minute mark and set the record for longest chamber match of all-time. There have now been 22 Elimination Chamber matches in history; here are the 6 longest such matches (I used timing data from ProFightDB for matches prior to 2013, and used my own timing data for all other matches):

  • 40m 10s: Roman Reigns wins at Elimination Chamber 2018
  • 39m 20s: HBK wins at Survivor Series 2002
  • 37m 35s: Randy Orton wins at Elimination Chamber 2014
  • 35m 55s: Triple H wins at No Way Out 2009
  • 35m 36s: Chris Jericho wins at Elimination Chamber 2010
  • 34m 55s: Triple H wins at New Year’s Revolution 2005

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 Elimination Chamber 2018 PPV later this week!

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