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WWE Elimination Chamber 2019 match times stats breakdown

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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

Start End Description Duration
Start End Description Duration
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

Match Times

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.

Pre-match Segments

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.

Post-match Segments

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

Miscellaneous Segments

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)

Summary

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

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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