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WWE Money in the Bank 2018 match times stats breakdown

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WWE’s Money in the Bank 2018 lasted for 4 hours 14 minutes and 17 seconds (4h 14m 17s). 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 Money in the Bank 2018

Start End Description Duration
Start End Description Duration
0m 00s 0m 21s Then, Now, Forever 0m 21s
0m 21s 3m 20s Video hyping Money in the Bank 2m 59s
3m 20s 4m 00s Welcome to Money in the Bank 0m 40s
4m 00s 6m 34s Pre-match: Bryan vs. Big Cass 2m 34s
6m 34s 21m 51s Bryan vs. Big Cass 15m 17s
21m 51s 23m 25s Post-match: Bryan vs. Big Cass 1m 34s
23m 25s 24m 22s Ad for UK Championship Tournament 0m 57s
24m 22s 27m 40s Backstage with New Day & Owens 3m 18s
27m 40s 30m 35s Pre-match: Lashley vs. Zayn 2m 55s
30m 35s 37m 10s Lashley vs. Zayn 6m 35s
37m 10s 38m 06s Post-match: Lashley vs. Zayn 0m 56s
38m 06s 38m 22s Ad for Gold Bond 0m 16s
38m 22s 38m 54s Ad for Mile 22 0m 32s
38m 54s 39m 57s Backstage glance at Rousey & Jax 1m 03s
39m 57s 40m 40s Ad for Miz and Mrs 0m 43s
40m 40s 46m 44s Pre-match: Rollins vs. Elias 6m 04s
46m 44s 1h 03m 45s Rollins vs. Elias 17m 01s
1h 03m 45s 1h 05m 15s Post-match: Rollins vs. Elias 1m 30s
1h 05m 15s 1h 05m 46s Ad for WWE Champions mobile game 0m 31s
1h 05m 46s 1h 06m 41s Hype for Extreme Rules 2018 0m 55s
1h 06m 41s 1h 16m 49s Pre-match: Women's Ladder Match 10m 08s
1h 16m 49s 1h 35m 15s Women's Ladder Match 18m 26s
1h 35m 15s 1h 37m 05s Post-match: Women's Ladder Match 1m 50s
1h 37m 05s 1h 38m 46s Backstage with Angle, Paige, Corbin 1m 41s
1h 38m 46s 1h 39m 08s Filler commentary 0m 22s
1h 39m 08s 1h 48m 03s Pre-match: Reigns vs. Mahal 8m 55s
1h 48m 03s 2h 03m 44s Reigns vs. Mahal 15m 41s
2h 03m 44s 2h 05m 19s Post-match: Reigns vs. Mahal 1m 35s
2h 05m 19s 2h 07m 06s Special Olympics video: Katie Millar 1m 47s
2h 07m 06s 2h 09m 41s Recap of earlier matches 2m 35s
2h 09m 41s 2h 16m 25s Pre-match: Carmella vs. Asuka 6m 44s
2h 16m 25s 2h 27m 29s Carmella vs. Asuka 11m 04s
2h 27m 29s 2h 29m 02s Post-match: Carmella vs. Asuka 1m 33s
2h 29m 02s 2h 29m 18s Ad for Gold Bond 0m 16s
2h 29m 18s 2h 30m 09s Hype for Bruce Prichard podcast 0m 51s
2h 30m 09s 2h 31m 26s Hype for WWE Super Show-Down 1m 17s
2h 31m 26s 2h 39m 40s Pre-match: Styles vs. Nakamura 8m 14s
2h 39m 40s 3h 10m 43s Styles vs. Nakamura 31m 03s
3h 10m 43s 3h 13m 38s Post-match: Styles vs. Nakamura 2m 55s
3h 13m 38s 3h 14m 55s Hype for WWE 24: The Hardys - Woken 1m 17s
3h 14m 55s 3h 15m 20s Filler commentary 0m 25s
3h 15m 20s 3h 22m 31s Pre-match: Jax vs. Rousey 7m 11s
3h 22m 31s 3h 33m 21s Jax vs. Rousey 10m 50s
3h 33m 21s 3h 34m 19s Post-match: Jax vs. Rousey 0m 58s
3h 34m 19s 3h 34m 59s Pre-match: Jax vs. Bliss 0m 40s
3h 34m 59s 3h 35m 31s Jax vs. Bliss 0m 32s
3h 35m 31s 3h 37m 30s Post-match: Jax vs. Bliss 1m 59s
3h 37m 30s 3h 37m 45s Ad for Total Bellas 0m 15s
3h 37m 45s 3h 38m 31s Hype for Extreme Rules 2018 0m 46s
3h 38m 31s 3h 38m 55s Filler commentary 0m 24s
3h 38m 55s 3h 52m 02s Pre-match: Men's Ladder Match 13m 07s
3h 52m 02s 4h 11m 57s Men's Ladder Match 19m 55s
4h 11m 57s 4h 14m 17s Post-match: Men's Ladder Match 2m 20s

Match Times

The 10 matches combined for a total time of 2h 26m 24s. This means that 57.6% of the show was devoted to bell-to-bell action. This is the 18th highest percentage in this category out of the 75 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 Money in the Bank 2018. This also includes where each match time ranks out of all 542 matches in my data set.

  • 31m 03s: AJ Styles vs. Shinsuke Nakamura (20th longest out of 542 matches)
  • 19m 55s: Men’s Ladder Match (112th)
  • 18m 26s: Women’s Ladder Match (128th)
  • 17m 01s: Seth Rollins vs. Elias (152nd)
  • 15m 41s: Roman Reigns vs. Jinder Mahal (182nd)
  • 15m 17s: Daniel Bryan vs. Big Cass (194th)
  • 11m 04s: Carmella vs. Asuka (316th)
  • 10m 50s: Nia Jax vs. Ronda Rousey (326th)
  • 6m 35s: Bobby Lashley vs. Sami Zayn (473rd)
  • 0m 32s: Nia Jax vs. Alexa Bliss (534th)

Pre-match Segments

The pre-match segments combined for a total time of 1h 06m 32s, which is 26.2% of the show. This is the 21st highest percentage in this category out of the 75 events in my data set.

Here is the sorted list of pre-match segment time for all 10 matches. For some context, keep in mind that the median pre-match segment time in my data set is 5m 49s and the average time is 6m 23s.

  • 13m 07s: Men’s Ladder Match
  • 10m 08s: Women’s Ladder Match
  • 8m 55s: Roman Reigns vs. Jinder Mahal
  • 8m 14s: AJ Styles vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
  • 7m 11s: Nia Jax vs. Ronda Rousey
  • 6m 44s: Carmella vs. Asuka
  • 6m 04s: Seth Rollins vs. Elias
  • 2m 55s: Bobby Lashley vs. Sami Zayn
  • 2m 34s: Daniel Bryan vs. Big Cass
  • 0m 40s: Nia Jax vs. Alexa Bliss

Six matches received the special treatment of a dedicated video package right before superstar entrances. The videos hyping the Women’s Ladder match (2m 33s), Mahal’s match (2m 34s), Asuka’s match (2m 51s), Nakamura’s match (3m 08s), Rousey’s match (3m 09s), and the Men’s Ladder match (3m 07s) combined to take up 17m 22s of the pre-match segment time.

Deciding on the boundary between the post-match segment for Nia’s first match and the pre-match segment for her second match is somewhat arbitrary. I chose the point when Rousey was off camera after Alexa sent her over the table as this boundary point.

Post-match Segments

The post-match segments combined for a total time of 17m 10s, which is 6.8% of the show. This is the 68th highest percentage in this category out of the 75 events in my data set.

Here is the sorted list of the post-match segment time for all 10 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.

  • 2m 55s: AJ Styles vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
  • 2m 20s: Men’s Ladder Match
  • 1m 59s: Nia Jax vs. Alexa Bliss
  • 1m 50s: Women’s Ladder Match
  • 1m 35s: Roman Reigns vs. Jinder Mahal
  • 1m 34s: Daniel Bryan vs. Big Cass
  • 1m 33s: Carmella vs. Asuka
  • 1m 30s: Seth Rollins vs. Elias
  • 0m 58s: Nia Jax vs. Ronda Rousey
  • 0m 56s: Bobby Lashley vs. Sami Zayn

Miscellaneous Segments

That leaves about 9.5% (24m 11s) of the show for everything else. This is the 58th highest percentage in this category out of the 75 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. Money in the Bank 2018 included 9 different blocks of miscellaneous segments. Here is how long each block lasted, in chronological order:

  • Block 1: 4m 00s (Then Now Forever; Opening hype video)
  • Block 2: 4m 15s (Ad for UK Championship Tourney; Backstage w/ Owens & New Day)
  • Block 3: 2m 34s (Ads for Gold Bond, Mile 22, Miz and Mrs; Rousey backstage)
  • Block 4: 1m 26s (Ads for Extreme Rules & WWE Champions mobile game)
  • Block 5: 2m 03s (Backstage with Angle, Paige, and Corbin)
  • Block 6: 4m 22s (Special Olympics video; Recap of earlier matches)
  • Block 7: 2m 24s (Ads for Gold Bond, Prichard podcast, WWE Super Show-Down)
  • Block 8: 1m 42s (Hype for WWE 24: The Hardys - Woken )
  • Block 9: 1m 25s (Ads for Total Bellas & Extreme Rules)

Summary

The overall run time for Money in the Bank 2018 was 4h 14m 17s, and this ranks 5th highest out of all 75 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 542 entries in my data set.

  • 42m 12s: AJ Styles vs. Shinsuke Nakamura (30th longest out of 542 entries)
  • 35m 22s: Men’s Ladder Match (76th)
  • 30m 24s: Women’s Ladder Match (125th)
  • 26m 11s: Roman Reigns vs. Jinder Mahal (169th)
  • 24m 35s: Seth Rollins vs. Elias (198th)
  • 19m 25s: Daniel Bryan vs. Big Cass (296th)
  • 19m 21s: Carmella vs. Asuka (297th)
  • 18m 59s: Nia Jax vs. Ronda Rousey (307th)
  • 10m 26s: Bobby Lashley vs. Sami Zayn (493rd)
  • 3m 11s: Nia Jax vs. Alexa Bliss (542nd)

If both of Nia’s matches are merged together, it would rank 242nd on the list.

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 62.2%.

(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.)

  • 78.7%: Daniel Bryan vs. Big Cass
  • 73.6%: AJ Styles vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
  • 69.2%: Seth Rollins vs. Elias
  • 63.1%: Bobby Lashley vs. Sami Zayn
  • 60.6%: Women’s Ladder Match
  • 59.9%: Roman Reigns vs. Jinder Mahal
  • 57.2%: Carmella vs. Asuka
  • 57.1%: Nia Jax vs. Ronda Rousey
  • 56.3%: Men’s Ladder Match
  • 16.8%: Nia Jax vs. Alexa Bliss

If both of Nia’s matches are merged into one block of time, the Match Time Percentage would be 51.3%.

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Final Results for Money in the Bank 2018

Match - 57.6% - 2h 26m 24s

Pre-match - 26.2% - 1h 06m 32s

Post-match - 6.8% - 17m 10s

Miscellaneous - 9.5% - 24m 11s