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WrestleMania 34 match times stats breakdown

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WrestleMania 34 lasted for 5 hours 10 minutes and 54 seconds (5h 10m 54s). 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 WrestleMania 34

Start End Description Duration
Start End Description Duration
0m 00s 0m 18s Then, Now, Forever 0m 18s
0m 18s 2m 42s America the Beautiful 2m 24s
2m 42s 4m 55s Video hyping WrestleMania 34 2m 13s
4m 55s 5m 56s Opening pyro; Welcome to WrestleMania 1m 01s
5m 56s 12m 24s Pre-match: Miz vs. Balor vs. Rollins 6m 28s
12m 24s 27m 53s Miz vs. Balor vs. Rollins 15m 29s
27m 53s 29m 40s Post-match: Miz vs. Balor vs. Rollins 1m 47s
29m 40s 31m 16s Ad for Andre the Giant documentary 1m 36s
31m 16s 31m 46s John Cena is in the audience 0m 30s
31m 46s 42m 06s Pre-match: Charlotte vs. Asuka 10m 20s
42m 06s 55m 11s Charlotte vs. Asuka 13m 05s
55m 11s 59m 53s Post-match: Charlotte vs. Asuka 4m 42s
59m 53s 1h 00m 33s Ad for WWE Shop 0m 40s
1h 00m 33s 1h 01m 04s Ad for Rocket League 0m 31s
1h 01m 04s 1h 01m 25s Filler commentary 0m 21s
1h 01m 25s 1h 08m 45s Pre-match: Orton vs. Roode vs. Rusev vs. Mahal 7m 20s
1h 08m 45s 1h 16m 59s Orton vs. Roode vs. Rusev vs. Mahal 8m 14s
1h 16m 59s 1h 18m 50s Post-match: Orton vs. Roode vs. Rusev vs. Mahal 1m 51s
1h 18m 50s 1h 19m 47s Ad for Snickers with Foley & Breezango 0m 57s
1h 19m 47s 1h 20m 19s Filler commentary; Plug for PPV theme song 0m 32s
1h 20m 19s 1h 33m 47s Pre-match: Rousey & Angle vs. Stephanie & Triple H 13m 28s
1h 33m 47s 1h 54m 24s Rousey & Angle vs. Stephanie & Triple H 20m 37s
1h 54m 24s 1h 56m 56s Post-match: Rousey & Angle vs. Stephanie & Triple H 2m 32s
1h 56m 56s 1h 57m 27s Ad for Cricket Wireless 0m 31s
1h 57m 27s 1h 57m 59s Ad for Tapout 0m 32s
1h 57m 59s 2h 03m 27s Pre-match: Usos vs. New Day vs. Bludgeon Bros 5m 28s
2h 03m 27s 2h 09m 22s Usos vs. New Day vs. Bludgeon Bros 5m 55s
2h 09m 22s 2h 10m 06s Post-match: Usos vs. New Day vs. Bludgeon Bros 0m 44s
2h 10m 06s 2h 13m 16s Ad for WWE Network 3m 10s
2h 13m 16s 2h 21m 55s In-ring Segment: Cena beats up Elias 8m 39s
2h 21m 55s 2h 29m 13s Pre-match: Undertaker vs. John Cena 7m 18s
2h 29m 13s 2h 32m 01s Undertaker vs. John Cena 2m 48s
2h 32m 01s 2h 36m 06s Post-match: Undertaker vs. John Cena 4m 05s
2h 36m 06s 2h 39m 18s Video recap of HOF ceremony 3m 12s
2h 39m 18s 2h 42m 59s On-stage Segment: HOF Class of 2018 3m 41s
2h 42m 59s 2h 55m 32s Pre-match: Bryan & Shane vs. Owens & Zayn 12m 33s
2h 55m 32s 3h 10m 55s Bryan & Shane vs. Owens & Zayn 15m 23s
3h 10m 55s 3h 13m 24s Post-match: Bryan & Shane vs. Owens & Zayn 2m 29s
3h 13m 24s 3h 15m 11s Ad for Fighting With My Family 1m 47s
3h 15m 11s 3h 16m 27s Attendance announcement 1m 16s
3h 16m 27s 3h 25m 21s Pre-match: Bliss vs. Jax 8m 54s
3h 25m 21s 3h 34m 23s Bliss vs. Jax 9m 02s
3h 34m 23s 3h 36m 27s Post-match: Bliss vs. Jax 2m 04s
3h 36m 27s 3h 36m 58s Ad for Backlash 2018 0m 31s
3h 36m 58s 3h 37m 27s Filler commentary 0m 29s
3h 37m 27s 3h 48m 36s Pre-match: Styles vs. Nakamura 11m 09s
3h 48m 36s 4h 08m 56s Styles vs. Nakamura 20m 20s
4h 08m 56s 4h 14m 38s Post-match: Styles vs. Nakamura 5m 42s
4h 14m 38s 4h 15m 11s Ad for WWE 2K18 0m 33s
4h 15m 11s 4h 15m 49s Hype for Greatest Royal Rumble 0m 38s
4h 15m 49s 4h 16m 42s Recap of pre-show matches 0m 53s
4h 16m 42s 4h 27m 07s Pre-match: The Bar vs. Strowman & Some Kid 10m 25s
4h 27m 07s 4h 31m 04s The Bar vs. Strowman & Some Kid 3m 57s
4h 31m 04s 4h 32m 50s Post-match: The Bar vs. Strowman & Some Kid 1m 46s
4h 32m 50s 4h 34m 08s Hype for WrestleMania 35 1m 18s
4h 34m 08s 4h 45m 34s Pre-match: Lesnar vs. Reigns 11m 26s
4h 45m 34s 5h 01m 24s Lesnar vs. Reigns 15m 50s
5h 01m 24s 5h 03m 25s Post-match: Lesnar vs. Reigns 2m 01s
5h 03m 25s 5h 08m 17s Video highlights of WrestleMania 34 4m 52s
5h 08m 17s 5h 10m 54s Post-match: Lesnar vs. Reigns 2m 37s

Match Times

The 11 matches combined for a total time of 2h 10m 40s. This means that 42.0% of the show was devoted to bell-to-bell action. This is the 71st highest percentage in this category out of the 72 WWE pay-per-view (PPV) events in my data set, which begins with Royal Rumble 2013. The only event with a lower percentage in this category is WrestleMania 31.

Here is the sorted list of match times for WrestleMania 34. This also includes where each match time ranks out of all 514 matches in my data set.

  • 20m 37s: Rousey & Angle vs. Stephanie & Triple H (99th longest out of 514 matches)
  • 20m 20s: AJ Styles vs. Shinsuke Nakamura (103rd)
  • 15m 50s: Brock Lesnar vs. Roman Reigns (170th)
  • 15m 29s: Miz vs. Rollins vs. Balor (174th)
  • 15m 23s: Bryan & Shane vs. Owens & Zayn (178th)
  • 13m 05s: Charlotte Flair vs. Asuka (233rd)
  • 9m 02s: Alexa Bliss vs. Nia Jax (366th)
  • 8m 14s: Orton vs. Roode vs. Rusev vs. Mahal (396th)
  • 5m 55s: Usos vs. New Day vs. Bludgeon Bros (464th)
  • 3m 57s: The Bar vs. Strowman & Some Kid (488th)
  • 2m 48s: Undertaker vs. John Cena (497th)

Pre-match Segments

The pre-match segments combined for a total time of 1h 44m 49s, which is 33.7% of the show. This is the highest percentage in this category out of the 72 events in my data set.

Here is the sorted list of pre-match segment time for all 11 matches. For some context, keep in mind that the median pre-match segment time in my data set is 5m 47s and the average time is 6m 22s.

  • 13m 28s: Rousey & Angle vs. Stephanie & Triple H
  • 12m 33s: Bryan & Shane vs. Owens & Zayn
  • 11m 26s: Brock Lesnar vs. Roman Reigns
  • 11m 09s: AJ Styles vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
  • 10m 25s: The Bar vs. Strowman & Some Kid
  • 10m 20s: Charlotte Flair vs. Asuka
  • 8m 54s: Alexa Bliss vs. Nia Jax
  • 7m 20s: Orton vs. Roode vs. Rusev vs. Mahal
  • 7m 18s: Undertaker vs. John Cena
  • 6m 28s: Miz vs. Rollins vs. Balor
  • 5m 28s: Usos vs. New Day vs. Bludgeon Bros

You can find all the details on how long each entrance and pre-match video package lasted here.

Post-match Segments

The post-match segments combined for a total time of 32m 20s, which is 10.4% of the show. This is the 25th highest percentage in this category out of the 72 events in my data set.

Here is the sorted list of the post-match segment time for all 11 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 28s.

  • 5m 42s: AJ Styles vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
  • 4m 42s: Charlotte Flair vs. Asuka
  • 4m 38s: Brock Lesnar vs. Roman Reigns
  • 4m 05s: Undertaker vs. John Cena
  • 2m 32s: Rousey & Angle vs. Stephanie & Triple H
  • 2m 29s: Bryan & Shane vs. Owens & Zayn
  • 2m 04s: Alexa Bliss vs. Nia Jax
  • 1m 51s: Orton vs. Roode vs. Rusev vs. Mahal
  • 1m 47s: Miz vs. Rollins vs. Balor
  • 1m 46s: The Bar vs. Strowman & Some Kid
  • 0m 44s: Usos vs. New Day vs. Bludgeon Bros

Miscellaneous Segments

That leaves about 13.9% (43m 05s) of the show for everything else. This is the 20th highest percentage in this category out of the 72 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. WrestleMania 34 included 12 different blocks of miscellaneous segments. Here is how long each block lasted, in chronological order:

  • Block 1: 5m 56s (Then Now Forever; America the Beautiful; Opening video & pyro)
  • Block 2: 2m 06s (Hype for Andre documentary; Cena in audience)
  • Block 3: 1m 32s (Ads for WWE Shop & Rocket League)
  • Block 4: 1m 29s (Ad for Snickers; Plug for PPV theme song)
  • Block 5: 1m 03s (Ads for Cricket Wireless & Tapout)
  • Block 6: 11m 49s (Ad for WWE Network; In-ring segment w/Elias)
  • Block 7: 6m 53s (HOF recap and on-stage segment)
  • Block 8: 3m 03s (Ad for Fighting With My Family; Attendance announcement)
  • Block 9: 1m 00s (Ad for Backlash 2018; Filler commentary)
  • Block 10: 2m 04s (Ads for WWE 2K18 & Greatest Royal Rumble; Recap of pre-show)
  • Block 11: 1m 18s (Hype for WrestleMania 35)
  • Block 12: 4m 52s (Video highlights of WrestleMania 34)

I decided to count the in-ring segment between Elias and Cena as a miscellaneous segment rather than a pre-match segment. One consequence of this decision is that Cena’s entrance time ends up in the miscellaneous category rather than the pre-match category.

There is a really good argument to be made that this segment should be classified as part of the pre-match segment for the Undertaker match, and I could very well revisit this decision down the line. For now, I decided that it was enough to stand alone as a separate “Elias performance” segment on the card, which ends up in the miscellaneous category.

The Elias segment lasted 8m 39s, which is roughly 2.8% of the show. That’s the approximate adjustment to make to the overall Pre-Match and Miscellaneous percentages for WrestleMania 34, in the case where it is instead classified as a pre-match segment.

Summary

The overall run time for WrestleMania 34 was 5h 10m 54s, and this ranks the highest out of all 72 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 514 entries in my data set.

  • 37m 11s: AJ Styles vs. Shinsuke Nakamura (52nd longest out of 514 entries)
  • 36m 37s: Rousey & Angle vs. Stephanie & Triple H (58th)
  • 31m 54s: Brock Lesnar vs. Roman Reigns (102nd)
  • 30m 25s: Bryan & Shane vs. Owens & Zayn (120th)
  • 28m 07s: Charlotte Flair vs. Asuka (137th)
  • 23m 44s: Miz vs. Rollins vs. Balor (199th)
  • 20m 00s: Alexa Bliss vs. Nia Jax (269th)
  • 17m 25s: Orton vs. Roode vs. Rusev vs. Mahal (322nd)
  • 16m 08s: The Bar vs. Strowman & Some Kid (356th)
  • 14m 11s: Undertaker vs. John Cena (395th)
  • 12m 07s: Usos vs. New Day vs. Bludgeon Bros (441st)

These results show that the Usos’ match at WrestleMania 34 received less time than anything else on the show, with all three components adding up to only 12m 07s. Considering that New Day’s entrance time clocked in at 2m 51s, that means the Usos and Bludgeon Brothers were each on screen for less than 10 minutes on a main card that lasted nearly 311 minutes.

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 62.6%.

(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.)

  • 65.2%: Miz vs. Rollins vs. Balor
  • 56.3%: Rousey & Angle vs. Stephanie & Triple H
  • 54.7%: AJ Styles vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
  • 50.6%: Bryan & Shane vs. Owens & Zayn
  • 49.6%: Brock Lesnar vs. Roman Reigns
  • 48.8%: Usos vs. New Day vs. Bludgeon Bros
  • 47.3%: Orton vs. Roode vs. Rusev vs. Mahal
  • 46.5%: Charlotte Flair vs. Asuka
  • 45.2%: Alexa Bliss vs. Nia Jax
  • 24.5%: The Bar vs. Strowman & Some Kid
  • 19.7%: Undertaker vs. John Cena

Last year at WrestleMania 33, three of the matches reached 60% or higher in this metric, whereas only one match reached that mark at WrestleMania 34. That’s one of the reasons why I think it’s fair to wonder if WWE is getting a little bit carried away here. The sum of pre-match segment time and post-match segment time (2h 17m 09s) is actually greater than the total match time (2h 10m 40s) at WrestleMania 34.

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Final Results for WrestleMania 34

Match - 42.0% - 2h 10m 40s

Pre-match - 33.7% - 1h 44m 49s

Post-match - 10.4% - 32m 20s

Miscellaneous - 13.9% - 43m 05s