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WWE Extreme Rules 2018 match times stats breakdown

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WWE’s Extreme Rules 2018 lasted for 3 hours 40 minutes and 28 seconds (3h 40m 28s). 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 Extreme Rules 2018

Start End Description Duration
Start End Description Duration
0m 00s 0m 21s Then Now Forever 0m 21s
0m 21s 2m 26s Video hyping Extreme Rules 2m 05s
2m 26s 2m 57s Welcome to Extreme Rules 0m 31s
2m 57s 7m 31s Pre-match: Deleters of Worlds vs. B-Team 4m 34s
7m 31s 15m 30s Deleters of Worlds vs. B-Team 7m 59s
15m 30s 17m 45s Post-match: Deleters of Worlds vs. B-Team 2m 15s
17m 45s 18m 35s Ad for WWE Shop 0m 50s
18m 35s 20m 11s Angle issues ultimatum to Lesnar 1m 36s
20m 11s 23m 51s Pre-match: Balor vs. Corbin 3m 40s
23m 51s 32m 09s Balor vs. Corbin 8m 18s
32m 09s 33m 30s Post-match: Balor vs. Corbin 1m 21s
33m 30s 34m 16s Hype for SummerSlam 2018 0m 46s
34m 16s 35m 51s Kane injured backstage 1m 35s
35m 51s 45m 12s Pre-match: Carmella vs. Asuka 9m 21s
45m 12s 50m 36s Carmella vs. Asuka 5m 24s
50m 36s 54m 09s Post-match: Carmella vs. Asuka 3m 33s
54m 09s 54m 46s Ad for Table for 3 0m 37s
54m 46s 56m 04s Recap of earlier matches 1m 18s
56m 04s 1h 01m 01s Pre-match: Hardy vs. Nakamura 4m 57s
1h 01m 01s 1h 01m 07s Hardy vs. Nakamura 0m 06s
1h 01m 07s 1h 04m 48s Post-match: Hardy vs. Nakamura 3m 41s
1h 04m 48s 1h 05m 32s Ad for Miz & Mrs 0m 44s
1h 05m 32s 1h 13m 26s Pre-match: Strowman vs. Owens 7m 54s
1h 13m 26s 1h 21m 32s Strowman vs. Owens 8m 06s
1h 21m 32s 1h 25m 49s Post-match: Strowman vs. Owens 4m 17s
1h 25m 49s 1h 26m 07s Ad for Total Bellas 0m 18s
1h 26m 07s 1h 26m 55s Hype for Super Show-Down 0m 48s
1h 26m 55s 1h 27m 24s Filler commentary 0m 29s
1h 27m 24s 1h 28m 51s Recap of Nakamura's win 1m 27s
1h 28m 51s 1h 36m 15s Pre-match: Bludgeon Bros vs. Team Hell No 7m 24s
1h 36m 15s 1h 44m 32s Bludgeon Bros vs. Team Hell No 8m 17s
1h 44m 32s 1h 45m 34s Post-match: Bludgeon Bros vs. Team Hell No 1m 02s
1h 45m 34s 1h 46m 37s Backstage with Reigns & B-Team 1m 03s
1h 46m 37s 1h 46m 54s Plug for PPV theme song 0m 17s
1h 46m 54s 1h 54m 43s Pre-match: Reigns vs. Lashley 7m 49s
1h 54m 43s 2h 09m 36s Reigns vs. Lashley 14m 53s
2h 09m 36s 2h 11m 35s Post-match: Reigns vs. Lashley 1m 59s
2h 11m 35s 2h 12m 06s Ad for Mile 22 0m 31s
2h 12m 06s 2h 13m 02s Recap of Angle's ultimatum to Lesnar 0m 56s
2h 13m 02s 2h 13m 20s Ringside glance at Rousey 0m 18s
2h 13m 20s 2h 20m 04s Pre-match: Bliss vs. Jax 6m 44s
2h 20m 04s 2h 27m 26s Bliss vs. Jax 7m 22s
2h 27m 26s 2h 29m 29s Post-match: Bliss vs. Jax 2m 03s
2h 29m 29s 2h 30m 18s Hype for SummerSlam 2018 0m 49s
2h 30m 18s 2h 31m 06s Hardy/Nakamura rematch on SmackDown 0m 48s
2h 31m 06s 2h 39m 46s Pre-match: Styles vs. Rusev 8m 40s
2h 39m 46s 2h 55m 20s Styles vs. Rusev 15m 34s
2h 55m 20s 2h 58m 05s Post-match: Styles vs. Rusev 2m 45s
2h 58m 05s 3h 00m 28s Ad for WWE Network 2m 23s
3h 00m 28s 3h 00m 47s Hype for Extreme Rules Post-show 0m 19s
3h 00m 47s 3h 06m 20s Pre-match: Ziggler vs. Rollins 5m 33s
3h 06m 20s 3h 36m 21s Ziggler vs. Rollins 30m 01s
3h 36m 21s 3h 38m 25s Post-match: Ziggler vs. Rollins 2m 04s
3h 38m 25s 3h 38m 38s Ziggler vs. Rollins 0m 13s
3h 38m 38s 3h 40m 28s Post-match: Ziggler vs. Rollins 1m 50s

Match Times

The 10 matches combined for a total time of 1h 46m 13s. This means that 48.2% of the show was devoted to bell-to-bell action. This is the 69th highest percentage in this category out of the 76 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 Extreme Rules 2018. This also includes where each match time ranks out of all 552 matches in my data set.

  • 30m 14s: Dolph Ziggler vs. Seth Rollins (23rd longest out of 552 matches)
  • 15m 34s: AJ Styles vs. Rusev (185th)
  • 14m 53s: Roman Reigns vs. Bobby Lashley (203rd)
  • 8m 18s: Finn Balor vs. Baron Corbin (421st)
  • 8m 17s: Bludgeon Brothers vs. Team Hell No (422nd)
  • 8m 06s: Braun Strowman vs. Kevin Owens (429th)
  • 7m 59s: Deleters of Worlds vs. The B-Team (434th)
  • 7m 22s: Alexa Bliss vs. Nia Jax (457th)
  • 5m 24s: Carmella vs. Asuka (512th)
  • 0m 06s: Jeff Hardy vs. Shinsuke Nakamura (551st)

There is only one match in my data set that is shorter than Nakamura’s win over Jeff Hardy, and that’s Seth Rollins winning by forfeit over Dean Ambrose at Battleground 2014. Some folks might not even count that as an actual match, so an argument could be made for Nakamura’s match as the shortest PPV match since the start of 2013.

Eight separate falls occurred in the 30 minute Iron Man match between Ziggler and Rollins, prior to sudden death. Here are the approximate time stamps for those 8 falls:

  • 4m 35s: Rollins is up 1-0
  • 7m 57s: Rollins is up 2-0
  • 8m 42s: Rollins is up 3-0
  • 10m 24s: Rollins is up 3-1
  • 11m 09s: Rollins is up 3-2
  • 12m 10s: Rollins and Ziggler are tied 3-3
  • 14m 07s: Ziggler is up 4-3
  • 26m 51s: Rollins and Ziggler are tied 4-4

Pre-match Segments

The pre-match segments combined for a total time of 1h 06m 36s, which is 30.2% of the show. This is the 5th highest percentage in this category out of the 76 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.

  • 9m 21s: Carmella vs. Asuka
  • 8m 40s: AJ Styles vs. Rusev
  • 7m 54s: Braun Strowman vs. Kevin Owens
  • 7m 49s: Roman Reigns vs. Bobby Lashley
  • 7m 24s: Bludgeon Brothers vs. Team Hell No
  • 6m 44s: Alexa Bliss vs. Nia Jax
  • 5m 33s: Dolph Ziggler vs. Seth Rollins
  • 4m 57s: Jeff Hardy vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
  • 4m 34s: Deleters of Worlds vs. The B-Team
  • 3m 40s: Finn Balor vs. Baron Corbin

Six matches received the special treatment of a dedicated video package right before superstar entrances. The videos hyping Carmella’s match (2m 57s), Strowman’s match (3m 20s), Bryan’s match (3m 45s), Lashley’s match (3m 24s), Alexa’s match (3m 51s), and Rusev’s match (3m 02s) combined to take up 20m 19s of the pre-match segment time.

Post-match Segments

The post-match segments combined for a total time of 26m 50s, which is 12.2% of the show. This is the 9th highest percentage in this category out of the 76 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.

  • 4m 17s: Braun Strowman vs. Kevin Owens
  • 3m 54s: Dolph Ziggler vs. Seth Rollins
  • 3m 41s: Jeff Hardy vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
  • 3m 33s: Carmella vs. Asuka
  • 2m 45s: AJ Styles vs. Rusev
  • 2m 15s: Deleters of Worlds vs. The B-Team
  • 2m 03s: Alexa Bliss vs. Nia Jax
  • 1m 59s: Roman Reigns vs. Bobby Lashley
  • 1m 21s: Finn Balor vs. Baron Corbin
  • 1m 02s: Bludgeon Brothers vs. Team Hell No

Miscellaneous Segments

That leaves about 9.4% (20m 49s) of the show for everything else. This is the 59th highest percentage in this category out of the 76 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. Extreme Rules 2018 included 10 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: 2m 26s (Ad for WWE Shop; Angle issues ultimatum to Lesnar)
  • Block 3: 2m 21s (Hype for SummerSlam 2018; Kane injured backstage)
  • Block 4: 1m 55s (Ad for Table for 3; Recap of earlier matches)
  • Block 5: 0m 44s (Ad for Miz & Mrs)
  • Block 6: 3m 02s (Ad for Total Bellas; Hype for Super Show-Down; Recap of Nak’s win)
  • Block 7: 1m 20s (Backstage with Reigns & B-Team; Plug for theme song)
  • Block 8: 1m 45s (Ad for Mile 22; Recap of Angle’s ultimatum; Glance at Rousey)
  • Block 9: 1m 37s (Hype for SummerSlam 2018; Nakamaura/Hardy rematch official)
  • Block 10: 2m 42s (Ad for WWE Network; Hype for Extreme Rules Post-show )

Summary

The overall run time for Extreme Rules 2018 was 3h 40m 28s, and this ranks 14th highest out of all 76 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 552 entries in my data set.

  • 39m 41s: Dolph Ziggler vs. Seth Rollins (39th longest out of 552 entries)
  • 26m 59s: AJ Styles vs. Rusev (159th)
  • 24m 41s: Roman Reigns vs. Bobby Lashley (199th)
  • 20m 17s: Braun Strowman vs. Kevin Owens (284th)
  • 18m 18s: Carmella vs. Asuka (325th)
  • 16m 43s: Bludgeon Brothers vs. Team Hell No (369th)
  • 16m 09s: Alexa Bliss vs. Nia Jax (382nd)
  • 14m 48s: Deleters of Worlds vs. The B-Team (412th)
  • 13m 19s: Finn Balor vs. Baron Corbin (445th)
  • 8m 44s: Jeff Hardy vs. Shinsuke Nakamura (532nd)

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 62.1%.

(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.)

  • 76.2%: Dolph Ziggler vs. Seth Rollins
  • 62.3%: Finn Balor vs. Baron Corbin
  • 60.3%: Roman Reigns vs. Bobby Lashley
  • 57.7%: AJ Styles vs. Rusev
  • 53.9%: Deleters of Worlds vs. The B-Team
  • 49.6%: Bludgeon Brothers vs. Team Hell No
  • 45.6%: Alexa Bliss vs. Nia Jax
  • 39.9%: Braun Strowman vs. Kevin Owens
  • 29.5%: Carmella vs. Asuka
  • 1.1%: Jeff Hardy vs. Shinsuke Nakamura

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Final Results for Extreme Rules 2018

Match - 48.2% - 1h 46m 13s

Pre-match - 30.2% - 1h 06m 36s

Post-match - 12.2% - 26m 50s

Miscellaneous - 9.4% - 20m 49s