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WWE Fastlane 2019 match times stats breakdown

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WWE’s Fastlane 2019 lasted for 3 hours 41 minutes and 25 seconds (3h 41m 25s). 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 Fastlane 2019

Start End Description Duration
Start End Description Duration
0m 00s 0m 21s Then Now Forever 0m 21s
0m 21s 3m 06s Video hyping Fastlane 2m 45s
3m 06s 3m 36s Welcome to Fastlane 0m 30s
3m 36s 7m 21s Pre-match: The Usos vs. Miz & Shane 3m 45s
7m 21s 21m 31s The Usos vs. Miz & Shane 14m 10s
21m 31s 29m 10s Post-match: The Usos vs. Miz & Shane 7m 39s
29m 10s 29m 54s WrestleMania 35 is 28 days away 0m 44s
29m 54s 30m 41s Filler commentary 0m 47s
30m 41s 32m 03s Backstage with Corbin/Lashley/McIntyre 1m 22s
32m 03s 33m 51s In-ring segment: Elias performs 1m 48s
33m 51s 34m 37s Hype for Batista/HHH on Raw 0m 46s
34m 37s 35m 35s Recap of Kickoff show 0m 58s
35m 35s 39m 01s Pre-match: Asuka vs. Mandy Rose 3m 26s
39m 01s 45m 42s Asuka vs. Mandy Rose 6m 41s
45m 42s 47m 11s Post-match: Asuka vs. Mandy Rose 1m 29s
47m 11s 53m 22s Pre-match: Kofi Kingston vs. The Bar 6m 11s
53m 22s 58m 33s Kofi Kingston vs. The Bar 5m 11s
58m 33s 59m 26s Post-match: Kofi Kingston vs. The Bar 0m 53s
59m 26s 1h 00m 57s Backstage with Sasha & Bayley 1m 31s
1h 00m 57s 1h 01m 29s Ad for Yamaha 0m 32s
1h 01m 29s 1h 02m 57s In-ring segment: Elias performs 1m 28s
1h 02m 57s 1h 03m 29s Ad for WWE Shop 0m 32s
1h 03m 29s 1h 05m 05s Recap of Shane attacking Miz 1m 36s
1h 05m 05s 1h 05m 32s Backstage with Shane 0m 27s
1h 05m 32s 1h 12m 46s Pre-match: Revival vs. Ricochet/Black vs. Roode/Gable 7m 14s
1h 12m 46s 1h 23m 34s Revival vs. Ricochet/Black vs. Roode/Gable 10m 48s
1h 23m 34s 1h 26m 25s Post-match: Revival vs. Ricochet/Black vs. Roode/Gable 2m 51s
1h 26m 25s 1h 27m 01s Backstage glance at Flair & Lynch 0m 36s
1h 27m 01s 1h 27m 51s Ad for WWE Photo Shoot 0m 50s
1h 27m 51s 1h 33m 51s Pre-match: Joe vs. Truth vs. Rey vs. Andrade 6m 00s
1h 33m 51s 1h 44m 40s Joe vs. Truth vs. Rey vs. Andrade 10m 49s
1h 44m 40s 1h 46m 27s Post-match: Joe vs. Truth vs. Rey vs. Andrade 1m 47s
1h 46m 27s 1h 47m 05s Ad for WWE Shop 0m 38s
1h 47m 05s 1h 47m 23s Plug for PPV theme song 0m 18s
1h 47m 23s 1h 51m 37s Pre-match: Bayley & Banks vs. Tamina & Jax 4m 14s
1h 51m 37s 1h 58m 38s Bayley & Banks vs. Tamina & Jax 7m 01s
1h 58m 38s 2h 03m 23s Post-match: Bayley & Banks vs. Tamina & Jax 4m 45s
2h 03m 23s 2h 03m 44s Ad for Total Bellas 0m 21s
2h 03m 44s 2h 04m 24s Filler commentary 0m 40s
2h 04m 24s 2h 13m 46s Pre-match: Bryan vs. Owens vs. Ali 9m 22s
2h 13m 46s 2h 32m 27s Bryan vs. Owens vs. Ali 18m 41s
2h 32m 27s 2h 34m 53s Post-match: Bryan vs. Owens vs. Ali 2m 26s
2h 34m 53s 2h 35m 59s Hype for WrestleMania 35 1m 06s
2h 35m 59s 2h 43m 50s Pre-match: Becky Lynch vs. Charlotte Flair 7m 51s
2h 43m 50s 2h 52m 34s Becky Lynch vs. Charlotte Flair 8m 44s
2h 52m 34s 2h 54m 53s Post-match: Becky Lynch vs. Charlotte Flair 2m 19s
2h 54m 53s 2h 55m 50s Hype for WrestleMania 35 & Raw 0m 57s
2h 55m 50s 3h 00m 49s In-ring segment: Elias, Evans, Orton, Styles 4m 59s
3h 00m 49s 3h 01m 49s Hype for WrestleMania 35 1m 00s
3h 01m 49s 3h 13m 32s Pre-match: The Shield vs. Corbin/Lashley/McIntyre 11m 43s
3h 13m 32s 3h 38m 25s The Shield vs. Corbin/Lashley/McIntyre 24m 53s
3h 38m 25s 3h 41m 25s Post-match: The Shield vs. Corbin/Lashley/McIntyre 3m 00s

Match Times

The nine matches combined for a total time of 1h 46m 58s. This means that 48.3% of the show was devoted to bell-to-bell action. This is the 75th highest percentage in this category out of the 86 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 Fastlane 2019. This also includes where each match time ranks out of all 636 matches in my data set.

  • 24m 53s: The Shield vs. Corbin & Lashley & McIntyre (54th longest out of 636 matches)
  • 18m 41s: Daniel Bryan vs. Kevin Owens vs. Mustafa Ali (149th)
  • 14m 10s: The Usos vs. Shane McMahon & The Miz (252nd)
  • 10m 49s: Samoa Joe vs. R-Truth vs. Rey Mysterio vs. Andrade (380th)
  • 10m 48s: The Revival vs. Black & Ricochet vs. Gable & Roode (382nd)
  • 8m 44s: Becky Lynch vs. Charlotte Flair (468th)
  • 7m 01s: Sasha Banks & Bayley vs. Nia Jax & Tamina (537th)
  • 6m 41s: Asuka vs. Mandy Rose (546th)
  • 5m 11s: Kofi Kingston vs. The Bar (591st)

Elias sometimes struggles to get his name on this list of PPV matches, but he still found a way to get his time. His three separate segments at Fastlane combined to last 8m 15s, which looks pretty good for him when compared to some of the times listed above.

Pre-match Segments

The pre-match segments combined for a total time of 59m 46s, which is 27.0% of the show. This is the 20th highest percentage in this category out of the 86 events in my data set.

Here is the sorted list of pre-match segment time for all nine matches. For some context, keep in mind that the median pre-match segment time in my data set is 6m 02s and the average time is 6m 27s.

  • 11m 43s: The Shield vs. Corbin & Lashley & McIntyre
  • 9m 22s: Daniel Bryan vs. Kevin Owens vs. Mustafa Ali
  • 7m 51s: Becky Lynch vs. Charlotte Flair
  • 7m 14s: The Revival vs. Black & Ricochet vs. Gable & Roode
  • 6m 11s: Kofi Kingston vs. The Bar
  • 6m 00s: Samoa Joe vs. R-Truth vs. Rey Mysterio vs. Andrade
  • 4m 14s: Sasha Banks & Bayley vs. Nia Jax & Tamina
  • 3m 45s: The Usos vs. Shane McMahon & The Miz
  • 3m 26s: Asuka vs. Mandy Rose

I counted the New Day’s backstage talk with Vince McMahon as part of the pre-match segment for Kofi’s match, because it led right into his match. Therefore the pre-match segment (6m 11s) was actually longer than the match time (5m 11s) in that specific case.

Three matches received the special treatment of a dedicated video package right before superstar entrances. These three video packages combined to take up 10m 08s of the pre-match segment time. Here is the sorted list of the times for those video packages.

  • 3m 42s: Becky Lynch vs. Charlotte Flair
  • 3m 19s: The Shield vs. Corbin, Lashley, McIntyre
  • 3m 07s: Bryan vs. Owens vs. Ali

Post-match Segments

The post-match segments combined for a total time of 27m 09s, which is 12.3% of the show. This is the 9th highest percentage in this category out of the 86 events in my data set.

Here is the sorted list of the post-match segment time for all nine matches. For some context, keep in mind that the median post-match segment time in my data set is 2m 00s and the average time is 2m 28s.

  • 7m 39s: The Usos vs. Shane McMahon & The Miz
  • 4m 45s: Sasha Banks & Bayley vs. Nia Jax & Tamina
  • 3m 00s: The Shield vs. Corbin & Lashley & McIntyre
  • 2m 51s: The Revival vs. Black & Ricochet vs. Gable & Roode
  • 2m 26s: Daniel Bryan vs. Kevin Owens vs. Mustafa Ali
  • 2m 19s: Becky Lynch vs. Charlotte Flair
  • 1m 47s: Samoa Joe vs. R-Truth vs. Rey Mysterio vs. Andrade
  • 1m 29s: Asuka vs. Mandy Rose
  • 0m 53s: Kofi Kingston vs. The Bar

Miscellaneous Segments

That leaves about 12.4% (27m 32s) of the show for everything else. This is the 36th highest percentage in this category out of the 86 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. Fastlane 2019 included eight different blocks of miscellaneous segments. Here is how long each block lasted, in chronological order:

  • Block 1: 3m 36s (Then Now Forever; Video hyping Fastlane)
  • Block 2: 6m 25s (Hype for Raw & WrestleMania 35; Elias segment; Corbin trio promo; Kickoff recap)
  • Block 3: 6m 06s (Backstage w/ Sasha-Bayley; Ads for Yamaha & WWE Shop; Elias segment; Shane/Miz recap)
  • Block 4: 1m 26s (Backstage glance at Lynch/Flair; Ad for WWE Photo Shoot)
  • Block 5: 0m 56s (Ad for WWE Shop; Plug for PPV theme song)
  • Block 6: 1m 01s (Ad for Total Bellas; Filler commentary)
  • Block 7: 1m 06s (Hype for WrestleMania 35)
  • Block 8: 6m 56s (Hype for Raw & WrestleMania 35; Elias segment)

Summary

The overall run time for Fastlane 2019 was 3h 41m 25s, and this ranks 19th longest out of all 86 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 636 entries in my data set.

  • 39m 36s: The Shield vs. Corbin & Lashley & McIntyre (47th longest out of 636 entries)
  • 30m 29s: Daniel Bryan vs. Kevin Owens vs. Mustafa Ali (145th)
  • 25m 34s: The Usos vs. Shane McMahon & The Miz (211th)
  • 20m 53s: The Revival vs. Black & Ricochet vs. Gable & Roode (308th)
  • 18m 54s: Becky Lynch vs. Charlotte Flair (362nd)
  • 18m 36s: Samoa Joe vs. R-Truth vs. Rey Mysterio vs. Andrade (369th)
  • 16m 00s: Sasha Banks & Bayley vs. Nia Jax & Tamina (451st)
  • 12m 15s: Kofi Kingston vs. The Bar (546th)
  • 11m 36s: Asuka vs. Mandy Rose (565th)

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 61.9%.

(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.)

  • 62.8%: The Shield vs. Corbin & Lashley & McIntyre
  • 61.3%: Daniel Bryan vs. Kevin Owens vs. Mustafa Ali
  • 58.2%: Samoa Joe vs. R-Truth vs. Rey Mysterio vs. Andrade
  • 57.6%: Asuka vs. Mandy Rose
  • 55.4%: The Usos vs. Shane McMahon & The Miz
  • 51.7%: The Revival vs. Black & Ricochet vs. Gable & Roode
  • 46.2%: Becky Lynch vs. Charlotte Flair
  • 43.9%: Sasha Banks & Bayley vs. Nia Jax & Tamina
  • 42.3%: Kofi Kingston vs. The Bar

All but one of these percentages falls below the median value of 61.9%, which indicates that Fastlane 2019 included heavier emphasis on pre and post-match segment time relative to the typical WWE pay-per-view.

In the case of the Raw tag team championship match, the United States championship match, and Corbin’s match, plenty of time was needed to get through all of the entrances. In other matches like Shane’s or Sasha’s, there was a major post-match angle planned to set something up for a future event.

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Final Results for Fastlane 2019

Match - 48.3% - 1h 46m 58s

Pre-match - 27.0% - 59m 46s

Post-match - 12.3% - 27m 09s

Miscellaneous - 12.4% - 27m 32s