WWE’s Elimination Chamber 2019 lasted for 3 hours 16 minutes and 24 seconds (3h 16m 24s). 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 2019
|0m 00s||0m 21s||Then Now Forever||0m 21s|
|0m 21s||2m 31s||Video hyping Elimination Chamber||2m 10s|
|2m 31s||3m 15s||Welcome to Elimination Chamber||0m 44s|
|3m 15s||13m 43s||Pre-match: Women's tag team Chamber||10m 28s|
|13m 43s||46m 39s||Women's tag team Chamber||32m 56s|
|46m 39s||51m 19s||Post-match: Women's tag team Chamber||4m 40s|
|51m 19s||51m 57s||Ad for WWE Shop||0m 38s|
|51m 57s||52m 24s||Filler commentary||0m 27s|
|52m 24s||52m 37s||Plug for PPV theme song||0m 13s|
|52m 37s||1h 01m 23s||Pre-match: Miz & Shane vs. The Usos||8m 46s|
|1h 01m 23s||1h 15m 19s||Miz & Shane vs. The Usos||13m 56s|
|1h 15m 19s||1h 18m 49s||Post-match: Miz & Shane vs. The Usos||3m 30s|
|1h 18m 49s||1h 19m 25s||Hype for Fastlane 2019||0m 36s|
|1h 19m 25s||1h 20m 34s||Hype for Fighting With My Family||1m 09s|
|1h 20m 34s||1h 27m 40s||Pre-match: Lashley & Rush vs. Balor||7m 06s|
|1h 27m 40s||1h 37m 08s||Lashley & Rush vs. Balor||9m 28s|
|1h 37m 08s||1h 40m 07s||Post-match: Lashley & Rush vs. Balor||2m 59s|
|1h 40m 07s||1h 40m 40s||Royal Rumble 2020 is in Houston||0m 33s|
|1h 40m 40s||1h 42m 20s||Hype for Mark Henry documentary||1m 40s|
|1h 42m 20s||1h 51m 30s||Pre-match: Rousey vs. Riott||9m 10s|
|1h 51m 30s||1h 53m 12s||Rousey vs. Riott||1m 42s|
|1h 53m 12s||2h 00m 05s||Post-match: Rousey vs. Riott||6m 53s|
|2h 00m 05s||2h 03m 15s||Pre-match: Strowman vs. Corbin||3m 10s|
|2h 03m 15s||2h 14m 03s||Strowman vs. Corbin||10m 48s|
|2h 14m 03s||2h 15m 42s||Post-match: Strowman vs. Corbin||1m 39s|
|2h 15m 42s||2h 17m 52s||Hype for Special Olympics World Games||2m 10s|
|2h 17m 52s||2h 19m 53s||Backstage with Miz & Shane||2m 01s|
|2h 19m 53s||2h 20m 33s||Lacey Evans walks out||0m 40s|
|2h 20m 33s||2h 22m 05s||Hype for WrestleMania 35||1m 32s|
|2h 22m 05s||2h 22m 42s||Ad for WWE Shop||0m 37s|
|2h 22m 42s||2h 23m 32s||Hype for Fastlane 2019||0m 50s|
|2h 23m 32s||2h 35m 50s||Pre-match: WWE championship Chamber||12m 18s|
|2h 35m 50s||3h 12m 26s||WWE championship Chamber||36m 36s|
|3h 12m 26s||3h 16m 24s||Post-match: WWE championship Chamber||3m 58s|
The six matches combined for a total time of 1h 45m 26s. This means that 53.7% of the show was devoted to bell-to-bell action. This is the 46th highest percentage in this category out of the 85 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 2019. This also includes where each match time ranks out of all 627 matches in my data set.
- 36m 36s: WWE championship Elimination Chamber (16th longest out of 627 matches)
- 32m 56s: Women’s tag team championship Elimination Chamber (22nd)
- 13m 56s: The Miz & Shane McMahon vs. The Usos (256th)
- 10m 48s: Braun Strowman vs. Baron Corbin (378th)
- 9m 28s: Bobby Lashley & Lio Rush vs. Finn Balor (434th)
- 1m 42s: Ronda Rousey vs. Ruby Riott (612th)
The survival times for all six participants inside the men’s Elimination Chamber match are:
- 36m 36s: Daniel Bryan
- 31m 19s: Kofi Kingston
- 14m 36s: Samoa Joe
- 11m 55s: AJ Styles
- 4m 08s: Randy Orton
- 2m 45s: Jeff Hardy
The survival times for all six participants inside the women’s Elimination Chamber match are:
- 32m 56s: Sasha Banks & Bayley
- 32m 56s: Mandy Rose & Sonya Deville
- 20m 10s: Riott Squad
- 11m 31s: IIconics
- 8m 56s: Nia Jax & Tamina
- 3m 55s: Naomi & Carmella
The women’s combined survival time was 9m 05s longer than the men’s combined survival time.
Here is the length of the four waiting periods for the men’s Elimination Chamber match:
- 1st waiting period: 5m 09s
- 2nd waiting period: 5m 02s
- 3rd waiting period: 4m 40s
- 4th waiting period: 4m 45s
Here is the length of the four waiting periods for the women’s Elimination Chamber match:
- 1st waiting period: 4m 28s
- 2nd waiting period: 3m 37s
- 3rd waiting period: 4m 45s
- 4th waiting period: 4m 55s
These sum of these four values for the men’s match are 1m 51s longer than the corresponding sum for women’s match.
WWE did not specify how long each waiting interval was supposed to last. They simply described the time frame using the phrase “at regularly scheduled intervals.”
The word “regularly” seems to imply that the intervals should all be equal in length. Most of the waiting periods roughly cluster around the typical 5m 00s mark from past years with this gimmick.
The first two waiting periods for the women’s match stand out as the shortest of the night. The second waiting period only lasted 3m 37s, and this is the time when the Riott Squad entered the match. There was a “Tower of Doom” spot involving all three teams that were inside the chamber at this point, and then the clock immediately began to tick down from 10.
The final segment of the women’s chamber match (after all teams were released from the pods) lasted 14m 49s, and for the men it was 16m 38s. Kofi’s one-on-one finale with Bryan took up roughly 12m 30s of that time for the men’s match.
The pre-match segments combined for a total time of 50m 58s, which is 26.0% of the show. This is the 28th highest percentage in this category out of the 85 events in my data set.
Here is the sorted list of pre-match segment time for all six matches. For some context, keep in mind that the median pre-match segment time in my data set is 5m 59s and the average time is 6m 27s.
- 12m 18s: WWE championship Elimination Chamber
- 10m 28s: Women’s tag team championship Elimination Chamber
- 9m 10s: Ronda Rousey vs. Ruby Riott
- 8m 46s: The Miz & Shane McMahon vs. The Usos
- 7m 06s: Bobby Lashley & Lio Rush vs. Finn Balor
- 3m 10s: Braun Strowman vs. Baron Corbin
Only one match received the special treatment of a dedicated video package right before superstar entrances. This video package (for Shane McMahon’s match) took up 3m 08s of the pre-match segment time on this show.
The post-match segments combined for a total time of 23m 39s, which is 12.0% of the show. This is the 12th highest percentage in this category out of the 85 events in my data set.
Here is the sorted list of the post-match segment time for all six 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.
- 6m 53s: Ronda Rousey vs. Ruby Riott
- 4m 40s: Women’s tag team championship Elimination Chamber
- 3m 58s: WWE championship Elimination Chamber
- 3m 30s: The Miz & Shane McMahon vs. The Usos
- 2m 59s: Bobby Lashley & Lio Rush vs. Finn Balor
- 1m 39s: Braun Strowman vs. Baron Corbin
That leaves about 8.3% (16m 21s) of the show for everything else. This is the 77th highest percentage in this category out of the 85 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 2019 included five different blocks of miscellaneous segments. Here is how long each block lasted, in chronological order:
- Block 1: 3m 15s (Then Now Forever; Opening hype video)
- Block 2: 1m 18s (Ad for WWE Shop; Plug for PPV theme song)
- Block 3: 1m 45s (Hype for Fastlane & Fighting With My Family)
- Block 4: 2m 13s (Hype for Royal Rumble 2020 & Mark Henry documentary)
- Block 5: 7m 50s (Special Olympics; Miz backstage; Lacey cameo; Ads for upcoming PPVs)
The overall run time for Elimination Chamber 2019 was 3h 16m 24s, and this ranks 30th longest out of all 85 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 three components: pre-match time, match time, and post-match time. This list also includes where each total time ranks among the 627 entries in my data set.
- 52m 52s: WWE championship Elimination Chamber (19th longest out of 627 entries)
- 48m 04s: Women’s tag team championship Elimination Chamber (26th)
- 26m 12s: The Miz & Shane McMahon vs. The Usos (199th)
- 19m 33s: Bobby Lashley & Lio Rush vs. Finn Balor (340th)
- 17m 45s: Ronda Rousey vs. Ruby Riott (390th)
- 15m 37s: Braun Strowman vs. Baron Corbin (453rd)
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.)
- 69.2%: WWE championship Elimination Chamber
- 69.2%: Braun Strowman vs. Baron Corbin
- 68.5%: Women’s tag team championship Elimination Chamber
- 53.2%: The Miz & Shane McMahon vs. The Usos
- 48.4%: Bobby Lashley & Lio Rush vs. Finn Balor
- 9.6%: Ronda Rousey vs. Ruby Riott
Final Results for Elimination Chamber 2019
Match - 53.7% - 1h 45m 26s
Pre-match - 26.0% - 50m 58s
Post-match - 12.0% - 23m 39s
Miscellaneous - 8.3% - 16m 21s