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WWE Money in the Bank 2019 match times stats breakdown

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WWE’s Money in the Bank 2019 lasted for 3 hours 38 minutes and 24 seconds (3h 38m 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 Money in the Bank 2019

Start End Description Duration
Start End Description Duration
0m 00s 0m 14s In memory of Ashley Massaro 0m 14s
0m 14s 0m 36s Then, Now, Forever 0m 22s
0m 36s 2m 52s Opening hype video 2m 16s
2m 52s 3m 16s Welcome to Money in the Bank 2019 0m 24s
3m 16s 9m 43s Pre-match: Women's ladder match 6m 27s
9m 43s 23m 34s Women's ladder match 13m 51s
23m 34s 26m 45s Post-match: Women's ladder match 3m 11s
26m 45s 27m 52s Recap of Zayn/Strowman story 1m 07s
27m 52s 29m 51s HHH and Zayn backstage 1m 59s
29m 51s 30m 06s Rey and Dominick backstage 0m 15s
30m 06s 30m 26s Ad for WWE Shop 0m 20s
30m 26s 30m 43s Ad for Papa John's 0m 17s
30m 43s 33m 13s Pre-match: Joe vs. Mysterio 2m 30s
33m 13s 34m 53s Joe vs. Mysterio 1m 40s
34m 53s 39m 55s Post-match: Joe vs. Mysterio 5m 02s
39m 55s 40m 20s Strowman backstage 0m 25s
40m 20s 46m 44s Pre-match: Miz vs. McMahon 6m 24s
46m 44s 59m 52s Miz vs. McMahon 13m 08s
59m 52s 1h 01m 06s Post-match: Miz vs. McMahon 1m 14s
1h 01m 06s 1h 01m 36s Foley will unveil new title on Raw 0m 30s
1h 01m 36s 1h 02m 00s Zayn found incapacitated backstage 0m 24s
1h 02m 00s 1h 02m 16s Ad for Gold Bond 0m 16s
1h 02m 16s 1h 02m 47s Ad for NXT 0m 31s
1h 02m 47s 1h 03m 01s Filler commentary 0m 14s
1h 03m 01s 1h 07m 10s Pre-match: Nese vs. Daivari 4m 09s
1h 07m 10s 1h 16m 33s Nese vs. Daivari 9m 23s
1h 16m 33s 1h 17m 15s Post-match: Nese vs. Daivari 0m 42s
1h 17m 15s 1h 18m 21s HHH and Strowman backstage 1m 06s
1h 18m 21s 1h 19m 15s Hype for Super ShowDown 0m 54s
1h 19m 15s 1h 20m 03s Zayn taken to local medical facility 0m 48s
1h 20m 03s 1h 27m 15s Pre-match: Lynch vs. Evans 7m 12s
1h 27m 15s 1h 35m 54s Lynch vs. Evans 8m 39s
1h 35m 54s 1h 37m 02s Post-match: Lynch vs. Evans 1m 08s
1h 37m 02s 1h 38m 51s Pre-match: Lynch vs. Flair 1m 49s
1h 38m 51s 1h 45m 03s Lynch vs. Flair 6m 12s
1h 45m 03s 1h 47m 27s Post-match: Lynch vs. Flair 2m 24s
1h 47m 27s 1h 49m 39s Pre-match: Flair vs. Bayley 2m 12s
1h 49m 39s 1h 50m 00s Flair vs. Bayley 0m 21s
1h 50m 00s 1h 53m 31s Post-match: Flair vs. Bayley 3m 31s
1h 53m 31s 1h 53m 48s Ad for Papa John's 0m 17s
1h 53m 48s 1h 54m 04s Ad for Miz & Mrs 0m 16s
1h 54m 04s 2h 01m 01s Pre-match: Reigns vs. Elias 6m 57s
2h 01m 01s 2h 01m 12s Reigns vs. Elias 0m 11s
2h 01m 12s 2h 02m 35s Post-match: Reigns vs. Elias 1m 23s
2h 02m 35s 2h 02m 56s Ad for WWE Shop 0m 21s
2h 02m 56s 2h 04m 15s Hype for WWE24: Becky Lynch The Man 1m 19s
2h 04m 15s 2h 12m 11s Pre-match: Rollins vs. Styles 7m 56s
2h 12m 11s 2h 32m 02s Rollins vs. Styles 19m 51s
2h 32m 02s 2h 35m 49s Post-match: Rollins vs. Styles 3m 47s
2h 35m 49s 2h 37m 42s Backstage with Kofi and Woods 1m 53s
2h 37m 42s 2h 38m 01s Foley will unveil new title on Raw 0m 19s
2h 38m 01s 2h 42m 09s Lars destroys Lucha House Party 4m 08s
2h 42m 09s 2h 42m 36s Ad for NXT Takeover XXV 0m 27s
2h 42m 36s 2h 42m 58s Filler commentary 0m 22s
2h 42m 58s 2h 50m 23s Pre-match: Kingston vs. Owens 7m 25s
2h 50m 23s 3h 05m 21s Kingston vs. Owens 14m 58s
3h 05m 21s 3h 07m 12s Post-match: Kingston vs. Owens 1m 51s
3h 07m 12s 3h 09m 42s Hype for Super ShowDown 2m 30s
3h 09m 42s 3h 18m 19s Pre-match: Men's ladder match 8m 37s
3h 18m 19s 3h 37m 21s Men's ladder match 19m 02s
3h 37m 21s 3h 38m 24s Post-match: Men's ladder match 1m 03s

Match Times

The 11 matches combined for a total time of 1h 47m 16s. This means that 49.1% of the show was devoted to bell-to-bell action. This is the 73rd highest percentage in this category out of the 88 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 2019. This also includes where each match time ranks out of all 659 matches in my data set.

  • 19m 51s: Seth Rollins vs. AJ Styles (140th longest out of 659 matches)
  • 19m 02s: Men’s ladder match (149th)
  • 14m 58s: Kofi Kingston vs. Kevin Owens (236th)
  • 13m 51s: Women’s ladder match (272nd)
  • 13m 08s: The Miz vs. Shane McMahon (294th)
  • 9m 23s: Tony Nese vs. Ariya Daivari (458th)
  • 8m 39s: Becky Lynch vs. Lacey Evans (489th)
  • 6m 12s: Becky Lynch vs. Charlotte Flair (579th)
  • 1m 40s: Samoa Joe vs. Rey Mysterio (641st)
  • 0m 21s: Charlotte Flair vs. Bayley (652nd)
  • 0m 11s: Roman Reigns vs. Elias (653rd)

The men’s ladder match lasted 19m 02s. Brock Lesnar’s music hit about 18m 01s after the men’s ladder match began, and he won the match about 1m 01s later.

During the final sequence of the match, Ali’s hand was initially on the briefcase at roughly the timestamp of 17m 59s, and Lesnar didn’t lay a finger on the ladder until somewhere between 18m 12s and 18m 13s. That means Ali had almost 14 seconds to himself on top of that ladder with his hand on the briefcase, with nobody impeding his ability to secure the briefcase, and he failed.

Pre-match Segments

The pre-match segments combined for a total time of 1h 01m 38s, which is 28.2% of the show. This is the 10th highest percentage in this category out of the 88 events in my data set.

Here is the sorted list of pre-match segment time for all 11 matches. For some context, keep in mind that the median pre-match segment time in my data set is 6m 07s and the average time is 6m 28s.

  • 8m 37s: Men’s ladder match
  • 7m 56s: Seth Rollins vs. AJ Styles
  • 7m 25s: Kofi Kingston vs. Kevin Owens
  • 7m 12s: Becky Lynch vs. Lacey Evans
  • 6m 57s: Roman Reigns vs. Elias
  • 6m 27s: Women’s ladder match
  • 6m 24s: The Miz vs. Shane McMahon
  • 4m 09s: Tony Nese vs. Ariya Daivari
  • 2m 30s: Samoa Joe vs. Rey Mysterio
  • 2m 12s: Charlotte Flair vs. Bayley
  • 1m 49s: Becky Lynch vs. Charlotte Flair

Four matches received the special treatment of a dedicated video package right before superstar entrances. These four video packages combined to take up 12m 41s of the pre-match segment time. Here is the sorted list of the times for those video packages.

  • 3m 47s: Kofi Kingston vs. Kevin Owens
  • 3m 28s: Seth Rollins vs. AJ Styles
  • 2m 54s: Becky Lynch vs. Lacey Evans
  • 2m 32s: The Miz vs. Shane McMahon

Post-match Segments

The post-match segments combined for a total time of 25m 16s, which is 11.6% of the show. This is the 16th highest percentage in this category out of the 88 events in my data set.

Here is the sorted list of the post-match segment time for all 11 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.

  • 5m 02s: Samoa Joe vs. Rey Mysterio
  • 3m 47s: Seth Rollins vs. AJ Styles
  • 3m 31s: Charlotte Flair vs. Bayley
  • 3m 11s: Women’s ladder match
  • 2m 24s: Becky Lynch vs. Charlotte Flair
  • 1m 51s: Kofi Kingston vs. Kevin Owens
  • 1m 23s: Roman Reigns vs. Elias
  • 1m 14s: The Miz vs. Shane McMahon
  • 1m 08s: Becky Lynch vs. Lacey Evans
  • 1m 03s: Men’s ladder match
  • 0m 42s: Tony Nese vs. Ariya Daivari

Miscellaneous Segments

That leaves about 11.1% (24m 14s) of the show for everything else. This is the 49th highest percentage in this category out of the 88 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 2019 included nine different blocks of miscellaneous segments. Here is how long each block lasted, in chronological order:

  • Block 1: 3m 16s (In memory of Massaro; Then, Now, Forever; Opening hype video)
  • Block 2: 3m 58s (Zayn/Braun story recap; HHH/Zayn backstage; Ads for WWE Shop & Papa John’s)
  • Block 3: 0m 25s (Strowman backstage)
  • Block 4: 1m 55s (Foley on Raw; Zayn attacked; Ad for Gold Bond; Ad for NXT)
  • Block 5: 2m 48s (HHH/Braun backstage; Hype for Super ShowDown; Zayn update)
  • Block 6: 0m 33s (Ad for Papa John’s; Ad for Miz & Mrs)
  • Block 7: 1m 40s (Ad for WWE Shop; Hype for WWE24)
  • Block 8: 7m 09s (Kofi/Woods promo; Foley on Raw; Lars destroys LHP, ad for NXT)
  • Block 9: 2m 30s (Hype for Super ShowDown)

Summary

The overall run time for Money in the Bank 2019 was 3h 38m 24s, and this ranks 23rd longest out of all 88 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 659 entries in my data set.

  • 31m 34s: Seth Rollins vs. AJ Styles (133rd longest out of 659 entries)
  • 28m 42s: Men’s ladder match (172nd)
  • 24m 14s: Kofi Kingston vs. Kevin Owens (249th)
  • 23m 29s: Women’s ladder match (260th)
  • 20m 46s: The Miz vs. Shane McMahon (321st)
  • 16m 59s: Becky Lynch vs. Lacey Evans (435th)
  • 14m 14s: Tony Nese vs. Ariya Daivari (514th)
  • 10m 25s: Becky Lynch vs. Charlotte Flair (604th)
  • 9m 12s: Samoa Joe vs. Rey Mysterio (630th)
  • 8m 31s: Roman Reigns vs. Elias (639th)
  • 6m 04s: Charlotte Flair vs. Bayley (649th)

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 61.8%.

(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.)

  • 66.3%: Men’s ladder match
  • 65.9%: Tony Nese vs. Ariya Daivari
  • 63.2%: The Miz vs. Shane McMahon
  • 62.9%: Seth Rollins vs. AJ Styles
  • 61.8%: Kofi Kingston vs. Kevin Owens
  • 59.5%: Becky Lynch vs. Charlotte Flair
  • 59.0%: Women’s ladder match
  • 50.9%: Becky Lynch vs. Lacey Evans
  • 18.1%: Samoa Joe vs. Rey Mysterio
  • 5.8%: Charlotte Flair vs. Bayley
  • 2.2%: Roman Reigns vs. Elias

Considering that the post-match and pre-match segments surrounding Money in the Bank cash-in angles sometimes overlap with each other, requiring me to pick a subjective boundary point, it can make a lot of sense to treat the three consecutive women’s championship matches as one block of time. If that is done, the overall match time percentage for those three matches as one large segment would be 45.4%.

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Final Results for Money in the Bank 2019

Match - 49.1% - 1h 47m 16s

Pre-match - 28.2% - 1h 01m 38s

Post-match - 11.6% - 25m 16s

Miscellaneous - 11.1% - 24m 14s