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WWE Elimination Chamber 2018 match times stats breakdown

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WWE’s Elimination Chamber 2018 lasted for 3 hours 22 minutes and 45 seconds (3h 22m 45s). 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 Elimination Chamber 2018

Start End Description Duration
Start End Description Duration
0m 00s 0m 23s Then Now Forever 0m 23s
0m 23s 2m 29s Video hyping Elimination Chamber 2018 2m 06s
2m 29s 2m 57s Welcome to Elimination Chamber 2018 0m 28s
2m 57s 15m 42s Pre-match: Women's Elimination Chamber Match 12m 45s
15m 42s 45m 17s Women's Elimination Chamber Match 29m 35s
45m 17s 50m 02s Post-match: Women's Elimination Chamber Match 4m 45s
50m 02s 50m 53s Ad for WWE Network 0m 51s
50m 53s 51m 13s Angle enters Rousey's dressing room 0m 20s
51m 13s 51m 59s Braun Strowman promo 0m 46s
51m 59s 56m 08s Pre-match: The Bar vs. Titus Worldwide 4m 09s
56m 08s 1h 06m 11s The Bar vs. Titus Worldwide 10m 03s
1h 06m 11s 1h 07m 30s Post-match: The Bar vs. Titus Worldwide 1m 19s
1h 07m 30s 1h 09m 27s Ad for Andre the Giant Documentary 1m 57s
1h 09m 27s 1h 09m 45s Filler commentary 0m 18s
1h 09m 45s 1h 19m 01s Pre-match: Asuka vs. Nia Jax 9m 16s
1h 19m 01s 1h 27m 13s Asuka vs. Nia Jax 8m 12s
1h 27m 13s 1h 31m 13s Post-match: Asuka vs. Nia Jax 4m 00s
1h 31m 13s 1h 31m 45s Ad for Rocket League 0m 32s
1h 31m 45s 1h 32m 01s Ad for KFC 0m 16s
1h 32m 01s 1h 32m 21s Plug for PPV theme song 0m 20s
1h 32m 21s 1h 33m 41s Roman Reigns interview 1m 20s
1h 33m 41s 1h 39m 49s Pre-match: Hardy vs. Wyatt 6m 08s
1h 39m 49s 1h 49m 45s Hardy vs. Wyatt 9m 56s
1h 49m 45s 1h 50m 55s Post-match: Hardy vs. Wyatt 1m 10s
1h 50m 55s 1h 51m 34s Ad for WWE Shop 0m 39s
1h 51m 34s 1h 52m 05s Ad for Fastlane 2018 0m 31s
1h 52m 05s 1h 52m 22s Filler commentary 0m 17s
1h 52m 22s 1h 55m 52s Hype for Ronda Rousey 3m 30s
1h 55m 52s 2h 12m 28s Ronda Rousey Contract Signing 16m 36s
2h 12m 28s 2h 13m 19s WrestleMania 34 is 42 days away 0m 51s
2h 13m 19s 2h 14m 19s Hype for Mixed Match Challenge 1m 00s
2h 14m 19s 2h 15m 12s Commentators discuss Rousey segment 0m 53s
2h 15m 12s 2h 16m 07s Hype for Fastlane 2018 0m 55s
2h 16m 07s 2h 38m 25s Pre-match: Men's Elimination Chamber Match 22m 18s
2h 38m 25s 3h 18m 35s Men's Elimination Chamber Match 40m 10s
3h 18m 35s 3h 22m 45s Post-match: Men's Elimination Chamber Match 4m 10s

Match Times

The 5 matches combined for a total time of 1h 37m 56s. This means that 48.3% of the show was devoted to bell-to-bell action. This is the 64th highest percentage in this category out of the 70 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 Elimination Chamber 2018. This also includes where each match time ranks out of all 497 matches in my data set.

  • 40m 10s: Men’s Elimination Chamber match (10th longest out of 497 matches)
  • 29m 35s: Women’s Elimination Chamber match (24th)
  • 10m 03s: The Bar vs. Titus Worldwide (321st)
  • 9m 56s: Matt Hardy vs. Bray Wyatt (327th)
  • 8m 12s: Asuka vs. Nia Jax (384th)

The survival times for all seven participants inside the men’s Elimination Chamber match can be found here.

The survival times for all six participants inside the women’s Elimination Chamber match are:

  • 25m 31s: Bayley
  • 20m 03s: Sasha Banks
  • 17m 32s: Sonya Deville
  • 10m 06s: Alexa Bliss
  • 8m 33s: Mandy Rose
  • 3m 20s: Mickie James

Here is the length of the four waiting periods for the men’s Elimination Chamber match. These were supposed to be 5-minute intervals.

  • 1st waiting period: 5m 38s
  • 2nd waiting period: 5m 10s
  • 3rd waiting period: 4m 43s
  • 4th waiting period: 5m 00s

Here is the length of the four waiting periods for the women’s Elimination Chamber match. These were supposed to be 5-minute intervals.

  • 1st waiting period: 5m 09s
  • 2nd waiting period: 4m 09s
  • 3rd waiting period: 4m 59s
  • 4th waiting period: 4m 51s

The waiting periods for the men’s match were collectively 1m 23s longer than the waiting periods for the women’s match.

My best guess for why the 2nd waiting period for the women’s match was so short is that WWE decided that it wasn’t necessary to drag out Absolution’s 2-on-1 beatdown on Bayley to the full 5 minutes.

The 3rd waiting period for the men was probably shortened a little bit because Roman Reigns was just standing around (everyone else was laying down) waiting for Strowman to be released from his pod.

The 1st waiting period for the men was probably extended so that Balor, Rollins, and Miz could squeeze in the finisher-teaser spots that culminated with Rollins landing a double blockbuster from the top rope.

Pre-match Segments

The pre-match segments combined for a total time of 54m 36s, which is 26.9% of the show. This is the 16th highest percentage in this category out of the 70 events in my data set.

Here is the sorted list of pre-match segment time for all 5 matches. For some context, keep in mind that the median pre-match segment time in my data set is 5m 37s and the average time is 6m 17s.

  • 22m 18s: Men’s Elimination Chamber match
  • 12m 45s: Women’s Elimination Chamber match
  • 9m 16s: Asuka vs. Nia Jax
  • 6m 08s: Matt Hardy vs. Bray Wyatt
  • 4m 09s: The Bar vs. Titus Worldwide

Four matches received the special treatment of a dedicated video package right before superstar entrances. The videos hyping the women’s chamber match (2m 53s), Asuka’s match (3m 01s), Wyatt’s match (2m 34s), and the men’s chamber match (3m 21s) combined to take up 11m 49s of the pre-match segment time.

Here is a full breakdown of the extremely lengthy pre-match segment for the men’s Elimination Chamber match.

Post-match Segments

The post-match segments combined for a total time of 15m 24s, which is 7.6% of the show. This is the 54th highest percentage in this category out of the 70 events in my data set.

Here is the sorted list of the post-match segment time for all 5 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.

  • 4m 45s: Women’s Elimination Chamber match
  • 4m 10s: Men’s Elimination Chamber match
  • 4m 00s: Asuka vs. Nia Jax
  • 1m 19s: The Bar vs. Titus Worldwide
  • 1m 10s: Matt Hardy vs. Bray Wyatt

Miscellaneous Segments

That leaves about 17.2% (34m 49s) of the show for everything else. This is the 9th highest percentage in this category out of the 70 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. Elimination Chamber 2018 included 5 different blocks of miscellaneous segments. Here is how long each block lasted, in chronological order:

  • Block 1: 2m 57s (Then Now Forever; Opening hype video)
  • Block 2: 1m 57s (Ad for WWE Network; Angle backstage; Strowman promo)
  • Block 3: 2m 15s (Ad for Andre documentary; Filler commentary)
  • Block 4: 2m 28s (Ads for Rocket League & KFC; Reigns interview)
  • Block 5: 25m 12s (Rousey segment; Ad for WWE Shop; Hype for upcoming events)

The Rousey-related segments (Kurt Angle backstage at her dressing room, the hype video, contract signing, and commentator discussion afterwards) combined to take up 21m 19s of the overall miscellaneous segment time on this show.

Summary

The overall run time for Elimination Chamber 2018 was 3h 22m 45s, and this ranks 15th highest out of all 70 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 497 entries in my data set.

  • 66m 38s: Men’s Elimination Chamber match (7th longest out of 497 entries)
  • 47m 05s: Women’s Elimination Chamber match (21st)
  • 21m 28s: Asuka vs. Nia Jax (228th)
  • 17m 14s: Matt Hardy vs. Bray Wyatt (317th)
  • 15m 31s: The Bar vs. Titus Worldwide (353rd)

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.)

  • 64.8%: The Bar vs. Titus Worldwide
  • 62.8%: Women’s Elimination Chamber match
  • 60.3%: Men’s Elimination Chamber match
  • 57.6%: Matt Hardy vs. Bray Wyatt
  • 38.2%: Asuka vs. Nia Jax

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Final Results for Elimination Chamber 2018

Match - 48.3% - 1h 37m 56s

Pre-match - 26.9% - 54m 36s

Post-match - 7.6% - 15m 24s

Miscellaneous - 17.2% - 34m 49s

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