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WWE Fastlane 2018 match times stats breakdown

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WWE’s Fastlane 2018 lasted for 2 hours 55 minutes and 36 seconds (2h 55m 36s). 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 Fastlane 2018

Start End Description Duration
Start End Description Duration
0m 00s 0m 23s Then Now Forever 0m 23s
0m 23s 2m 53s Video hyping Fastlane 2m 30s
2m 53s 3m 34s Welcome to Fastlane 0m 41s
3m 34s 7m 34s Pre-match: Nakamura vs. Rusev 4m 00s
7m 34s 22m 03s Nakamura vs. Rusev 14m 29s
22m 03s 23m 41s Post-match: Nakamura vs. Rusev 1m 38s
23m 41s 24m 12s Ad for Rocket League 0m 31s
24m 12s 25m 21s WrestleMania 34 is 28 days away 1m 09s
25m 21s 33m 25s Pre-match: Roode vs. Orton 8m 04s
33m 25s 52m 52s Roode vs. Orton 19m 27s
52m 52s 55m 54s Post-match: Roode vs. Orton 3m 02s
55m 54s 56m 25s Ad for Tapout Men's Body Sprays 0m 31s
56m 25s 56m 52s Filler commentary 0m 27s
56m 52s 1h 02m 20s Recap of Rousey's story 5m 28s
1h 02m 20s 1h 03m 13s Backstage with Owens & Zayn 0m 53s
1h 03m 13s 1h 03m 28s Plug for PPV theme song 0m 15s
1h 03m 28s 1h 03m 49s Hype for Six-Pack Challenge 0m 21s
1h 03m 49s 1h 08m 40s Pre-match: Becky & Naomi vs. Natalya & Carmella 4m 51s
1h 08m 40s 1h 17m 33s Becky & Naomi vs. Natalya & Carmella 8m 53s
1h 17m 33s 1h 18m 38s Post-match: Becky & Naomi vs. Natalya & Carmella 1m 05s
1h 18m 38s 1h 20m 32s Hype for Kids' Choice Awards 1m 54s
1h 20m 32s 1h 27m 34s Pre-match: The Usos vs. New Day 7m 02s
1h 27m 34s 1h 36m 32s The Usos vs. New Day 8m 58s
1h 36m 32s 1h 42m 24s Post-match: The Usos vs. New Day 5m 52s
1h 42m 24s 1h 44m 40s Recap of Reigns/Lesnar story 2m 16s
1h 44m 40s 1h 44m 52s Post-match: The Usos vs. New Day 0m 12s
1h 44m 52s 1h 46m 29s Backstage with Styles & Nakamura 1m 37s
1h 46m 29s 1h 47m 48s Post-match: The Usos vs. New Day 1m 19s
1h 47m 48s 1h 47m 54s Filler commentary 0m 06s
1h 47m 54s 1h 54m 53s Pre-match: Flair vs. Riott 6m 59s
1h 54m 53s 2h 08m 37s Flair vs. Riott 13m 44s
2h 08m 37s 2h 12m 20s Post-match: Flair vs. Riott 3m 43s
2h 12m 20s 2h 13m 57s Ad for Andre the Giant documentary 1m 37s
2h 13m 57s 2h 14m 19s Filler commentary 0m 22s
2h 14m 19s 2h 15m 41s Medical update on Usos & New Day 1m 22s
2h 15m 41s 2h 29m 12s Pre-match: Six-Pack Challenge 13m 31s
2h 29m 12s 2h 51m 06s Six-Pack Challenge 21m 54s
2h 51m 06s 2h 55m 36s Post-match: Six-Pack Challenge 4m 30s

Match Times

The 6 matches combined for a total time of 1h 27m 25s. This means that 49.8% of the show was devoted to bell-to-bell action. This is the 58th highest percentage in this category out of the 71 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 Fastlane 2018. This also includes where each match time ranks out of all 503 matches in my data set.

  • 21m 54s: Six-Pack Challenge (77th longest out of 503 matches)
  • 19m 27s: Bobby Roode vs. Randy Orton (109th)
  • 14m 29s: Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Rusev (194th)
  • 13m 44s: Charlotte Flair vs. Ruby Riott (216th)
  • 8m 58s: The Usos vs. New Day (361st)
  • 8m 53s: Becky & Naomi vs. Natalya & Carmella (366th)

Pre-match Segments

The pre-match segments combined for a total time of 44m 27s, which is 25.3% of the show. This is the 25th highest percentage in this category out of the 71 events in my data set.

Here is the sorted list of pre-match segment time for all 6 matches. For some context, keep in mind that the median pre-match segment time in my data set is 5m 40s and the average time is 6m 18s.

  • 13m 31s: Six-Pack Challenge
  • 8m 04s: Bobby Roode vs. Randy Orton
  • 7m 02s: The Usos vs. New Day
  • 6m 59s: Charlotte Flair vs. Ruby Riott
  • 4m 51s: Becky & Naomi vs. Natalya & Carmella
  • 4m 00s: Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Rusev

Four matches received the special treatment of a dedicated video package right before superstar entrances. The videos hyping Roode’s match (2m 33s), New Day’s match (3m 10s), Charlotte’s match (3m 16s), and Ziggler’s match (3m 25s) combined to take up 12m 24s of the pre-match segment time.

Post-match Segments

The post-match segments combined for a total time of 21m 21s, which is 12.2% of the show. This is the 9th highest percentage in this category out of the 71 events in my data set.

Here is the sorted list of the post-match segment time for all 6 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 27s.

  • 7m 23s: The Usos vs. New Day
  • 4m 30s: Six-Pack Challenge
  • 3m 43s: Charlotte Flair vs. Ruby Riott
  • 3m 02s: Bobby Roode vs. Randy Orton
  • 1m 38s: Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Rusev
  • 1m 05s: Becky & Naomi vs. Natalya & Carmella

The post-match segment for New Day’s match was broken up into multiple parts, due to the carnage left ringside by the Bludgeon Brothers. For example, after the brutal attack by Harper and Rowan, WWE showed a Roman Reigns video package, and then returned to the ringside scene where the New Day and Usos were still being helped to the back. The Reigns video package was not counted as part of their post-match segment, but the returning look at the ringside scene was included as part of this time.

Miscellaneous Segments

That leaves about 12.7% (22m 23s) of the show for everything else. This is the 29th highest percentage in this category out of the 71 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. Fastlane 2018 included 6 different blocks of miscellaneous segments. Here is how long each block lasted, in chronological order:

  • Block 1: 3m 34s (Then Now Forever; Opening hype video)
  • Block 2: 1m 40s (Ad for Rocket League; ad for WrestleMania 34)
  • Block 3: 7m 55s (Recap of Rousey’s story; Ad for Tapout; Backstage with KO/Zayn)
  • Block 4: 1m 54s (Hype for Kids’ Choice Awards)
  • Block 5: 3m 59s (Recap of Lesnar/Reigns; Nakamura & Styles backstage)
  • Block 6: 3m 21s (Ad for Andre documentary; Medical update on Woods)

Summary

The overall run time for Fastlane 2018 was 2h 55m 36s, and this ranks 37th highest out of all 71 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 503 entries in my data set.

  • 39m 55s: Six-Pack Challenge (36th longest out of 503 entries)
  • 30m 33s: Bobby Roode vs. Randy Orton (116th)
  • 24m 26s: Charlotte Flair vs. Ruby Riott (184th)
  • 23m 23s: The Usos vs. New Day (197th)
  • 20m 07s: Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Rusev (261st)
  • 14m 49s: Becky & Naomi vs. Natalya & Carmella (372nd)

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.)

  • 72.0%: Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Rusev
  • 63.7%: Bobby Roode vs. Randy Orton
  • 60.0%: Becky & Naomi vs. Natalya & Carmella
  • 56.2%: Charlotte Flair vs. Ruby Riott
  • 54.9%: Six-Pack Challenge
  • 38.3%: The Usos vs. New Day

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Final Results for Fastlane 2018

Match - 49.8% - 1h 27m 25s

Pre-match - 25.3% - 44m 27s

Post-match - 12.2% - 21m 21s

Miscellaneous - 12.7% - 22m 23s