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WWE TLC 2019 match times stats breakdown

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WWE’s TLC 2019 lasted for 3 hours 11 minutes and 46 seconds (3h 11m 46s). 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 TLC 2019

Start End Description Duration
Start End Description Duration
0m 00s 0m 21s Then, Now, Forever 0m 21s
0m 21s 2m 45s Firefly Fun House TLC Edition 2m 24s
2m 45s 3m 36s Opening pyro; Welcome to TLC 2019 0m 51s
3m 36s 6m 45s Pre-match: New Day vs. The Revival 3m 09s
6m 45s 25m 49s New Day vs. The Revival 19m 04s
25m 49s 27m 37s Post-match: New Day vs. The Revival 1m 48s
27m 37s 28m 45s Backstage Corbin interview 1m 08s
28m 45s 29m 06s Ad for NXT 0m 21s
29m 06s 29m 43s Ad for WWE SuperCard 0m 37s
29m 43s 30m 07s Filler commentary 0m 24s
30m 07s 31m 50s Recap of pre-show match 1m 43s
31m 50s 35m 01s Pre-match: Black vs. Murphy 3m 11s
35m 01s 48m 41s Black vs. Murphy 13m 40s
48m 41s 50m 23s Post-match: Black vs. Murphy 1m 42s
50m 23s 51m 50s Backstage Rusev interview 1m 27s
51m 50s 52m 22s Ad for Royal Rumble 2020 0m 32s
52m 22s 53m 02s Ad for WWE Shop 0m 40s
53m 02s 53m 21s Filler commentary 0m 19s
53m 21s 54m 38s Raw recap: Rollins aligns with AOP 1m 17s
54m 38s 59m 15s Pre-match: Viking Raiders vs. The OC 4m 37s
59m 15s 1h 07m 43s Viking Raiders vs. The OC 8m 28s
1h 07m 43s 1h 09m 52s Post-match: Viking Raiders vs. The OC 2m 09s
1h 09m 52s 1h 11m 39s Backstage Miz interview 1m 47s
1h 11m 39s 1h 12m 03s Ad for Raw 0m 24s
1h 12m 03s 1h 12m 48s Hype for Broken Skull Sessions 0m 45s
1h 12m 48s 1h 13m 04s Plug for PPV theme song 0m 16s
1h 13m 04s 1h 20m 26s Pre-match: Reigns vs. Corbin 7m 22s
1h 20m 26s 1h 42m 38s Reigns vs. Corbin 22m 12s
1h 42m 38s 1h 45m 05s Post-match: Reigns vs. Corbin 2m 27s
1h 45m 05s 1h 45m 26s Ad for NXT 0m 21s
1h 45m 26s 1h 45m 57s Ad for WrestleMania 36 0m 31s
1h 45m 57s 1h 46m 20s Filler commentary 0m 23s
1h 46m 20s 1h 56m 13s Pre-match: Wyatt vs. Miz 9m 53s
1h 56m 13s 2h 02m 48s Wyatt vs. Miz 6m 35s
2h 02m 48s 2h 09m 51s Post-match: Wyatt vs. Miz 7m 03s
2h 09m 51s 2h 10m 28s Ad for WWE Network gift cards 0m 37s
2h 10m 28s 2h 10m 42s Filler commentary 0m 14s
2h 10m 42s 2h 17m 09s Pre-match: Rusev vs. Lashley 6m 27s
2h 17m 09s 2h 30m 35s Rusev vs. Lashley 13m 26s
2h 30m 35s 2h 31m 42s Post-match: Rusev vs. Lashley 1m 07s
2h 31m 42s 2h 32m 58s Street Profits backstage; Reigns/Corbin brawl 1m 16s
2h 32m 58s 2h 33m 38s Ad for WWE Shop 0m 40s
2h 33m 38s 2h 34m 07s Ad for Raw 0m 29s
2h 34m 07s 2h 35m 29s Hype for Royal Rumble 2020 1m 22s
2h 35m 29s 2h 44m 40s Pre-match: Kabuki Warriors vs. Lynch & Flair 9m 11s
2h 44m 40s 3h 10m 38s Kabuki Warriors vs. Lynch & Flair 25m 58s
3h 10m 38s 3h 10m 53s Post-match: Kabuki Warriors vs. Lynch & Flair 0m 15s
3h 10m 53s 3h 11m 46s Reigns/Corbin brawl 0m 53s

Match Times

The seven matches combined for a total time of 1h 49m 23s. This means that 57.0% of the show was devoted to bell-to-bell action. This is the 29th highest percentage in this category out of the 97 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 TLC 2019. This also includes where each match time ranks out of all 735 matches in my data set.

  • 25m 58s: Kabuki Warriors vs. Lynch & Flair (49th longest out of 735 matches)
  • 22m 12s: Roman Reigns vs. King Corbin (99th)
  • 19m 04s: New Day vs. The Revival (161st)
  • 13m 40s: Aleister Black vs. Buddy Murphy (313th)
  • 13m 26s: Rusev vs. Bobby Lashley (317th)
  • 8m 28s: Viking Raiders vs The O.C. (556th)
  • 6m 35s: Bray Wyatt vs. The Miz (634th)

Pre-match Segments

The pre-match segments combined for a total time of 43m 50s, which is 22.9% of the show. This is the 65th highest percentage in this category out of the 97 events in my data set.

Here is the sorted list of pre-match segment time for all seven matches. For some context, keep in mind that the median pre-match segment time in my data set is 6m 08s and the average time is 6m 27s.

  • 9m 53s: Bray Wyatt vs. The Miz
  • 9m 11s: Kabuki Warriors vs. Lynch & Flair
  • 7m 22s: Roman Reigns vs. King Corbin
  • 6m 27s: Rusev vs. Bobby Lashley
  • 4m 37s: Viking Raiders vs The O.C.
  • 3m 11s: Aleister Black vs. Buddy Murphy
  • 3m 09s: New Day vs. The Revival

Four matches received the special treatment of a dedicated video package right before superstar entrances. These four video packages combined to take up 12m 22s of the pre-match segment time. Here is the sorted list of the times for those video packages.

  • 3m 44s: Bray Wyatt vs. The Miz
  • 3m 06s: Roman Reigns vs. King Corbin
  • 2m 47s: Rusev vs. Bobby Lashley
  • 2m 45s: Kabuki Warriors vs. Lynch & Flair

Post-match Segments

The post-match segments combined for a total time of 16m 31s, which is 8.6% of the show. This is the 57th highest percentage in this category out of the 97 events in my data set.

Here is the sorted list of the post-match segment time for all seven matches. For some context, keep in mind that the median post-match segment time in my data set is 2m 01s and the average time is 2m 29s.

  • 7m 03s: Bray Wyatt vs. The Miz
  • 2m 27s: Roman Reigns vs. King Corbin
  • 2m 09s: Viking Raiders vs The O.C.
  • 1m 48s: New Day vs. The Revival
  • 1m 42s: Aleister Black vs. Buddy Murphy
  • 1m 07s: Rusev vs. Bobby Lashley
  • 0m 15s: Kabuki Warriors vs. Lynch & Flair

The pre-match (9m 53s) and post-match (7m 03s) segment times for Bray Wyatt’s match were each individually longer than the actual match time of 6m 35s.

The Kabuki Warriors only had about 15 seconds to celebrate their main event victory before the focus completely shifted to a show-closing brawl between Roman Reigns and Baron Corbin.

Miscellaneous Segments

That leaves about 11.5% (22m 02s) of the show for everything else. This is the 47th highest percentage in this category out of the 97 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. TLC 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; Firefly Fun House TLC Edition)
  • Block 2: 4m 13s (Corbin promo; Ads for NXT & WWE SuperCard; Pre-show recap)
  • Block 3: 4m 15s (Rusev promo; Ads for Royal Rumble & WWE Shop; Raw recap)
  • Block 4: 3m 12s (Miz promo; Ads for Raw & Austin podcast)
  • Block 5: 1m 15s (Ad for NXT; Ad for WrestleMania 36)
  • Block 6: 0m 51s (Ad for WWE Network gift cards)
  • Block 7: 3m 47s (Street Profits; Backstage brawl; Ads for WWE Shop, Raw, Royal Rumble)
  • Block 8: 0m 53s (Reigns/Corbin brawl)

Summary

The overall run time for TLC 2019 was 3h 11m 46s, and this ranks 43rd longest out of all 97 events in my data set.

This was the shortest run time for any WWE PPV main card of 2019. Here’s the complete listing of those run times, sorted from longest to shortest:

Here is a listing of how much total show time was allocated for each match at TLC 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 735 entries in my data set.

  • 35m 24s: Kabuki Warriors vs. Lynch & Flair (92nd longest out of 735 entries)
  • 32m 01s: Roman Reigns vs. King Corbin (140th)
  • 24m 01s: New Day vs. The Revival (277th)
  • 23m 31s: Bray Wyatt vs. The Miz (287th)
  • 21m 00s: Rusev vs. Bobby Lashley (346th)
  • 18m 33s: Aleister Black vs. Buddy Murphy (431st)
  • 15m 14s: Viking Raiders vs The O.C. (550th)

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 61.4%.

(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.)

  • 79.4%: New Day vs. The Revival
  • 73.7%: Aleister Black vs. Buddy Murphy
  • 73.4%: Kabuki Warriors vs. Lynch & Flair
  • 69.3%: Roman Reigns vs. King Corbin
  • 64.0%: Rusev vs. Bobby Lashley
  • 55.6%: Viking Raiders vs The O.C.
  • 28.0%: Bray Wyatt vs. The Miz

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Final Results for TLC 2019

Match - 57.0% - 1h 49m 23s

Pre-match - 22.9% - 43m 50s

Post-match - 8.6% - 16m 31s

Miscellaneous - 11.5% - 22m 02s