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How much wrestling actually happened at Royal Rumble 2020?

WWE featured six total matches on the main card of Royal Rumble 2020 (Sun., Jan. 26, 2020) from Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas.

The main card of this pay-per-view (PPV) lasted 4 hours, 11 minutes, and 26 seconds (4h 11m 26s). Here is a sorted list of the bell-to-bell times for the six matches that took place during this event:

  • 60m 07s: Men’s Royal Rumble
  • 54m 17s: Women’s Royal Rumble
  • 21m 18s: Roman Reigns vs. Baron Corbin
  • 17m 31s: Bray Wyatt vs. Daniel Bryan
  • 16m 23s: Becky Lynch vs. Asuka
  • 9m 25s: Bayley vs. Lacey Evans

These times add up to 2h 59m 01s, which is roughly 71.2% of the show. For comparison’s sake, the overall match time percentage for all WWE PPVs since the start of 2013 is 54.1%.

This is the highest percentage that I have ever recorded for a WWE PPV, beating out the 70.3% mark that was reached at both Royal Rumble 2018 and Royal Rumble 2019.

The women’s Royal Rumble match was the shortest such match since 2010. To see how it fares among those recent matches, here is a listing of the match times for each rumble match since 2010, sorted from longest to shortest:

Are you surprised by any of these results, Cagesiders? Which of these matches received less (or more) time than you hoped for?

Don’t forget to keep it here at Cageside Seats for a full breakdown of the timing for the entire WWE Royal Rumble 2020 PPV later this week!

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