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How much wrestling actually happened at Money in the Bank 2021?

WWE featured six total matches on the main card of Money in the Bank 2021.

The main card of this pay-per-view (PPV) lasted 3 hours, 20 minutes, and 8 seconds (3h 20m 08s). Here is a sorted list of the bell-to-bell times for the six matches that took place during this event:

  • 33m 10s: Roman Reigns vs. Edge
  • 18m 04s: Men’s Ladder Match
  • 16m 48s: Rhea Ripley vs. Charlotte Flair
  • 15m 46s: Women’s Ladder Match
  • 12m 56s: Omos & AJ Styles vs. Viking Raiders
  • 7m 36s: Bobby Lashley vs. Kofi Kingston

These times add up to 1h 44m 20s, which is roughly 52.1% of the show. For comparison’s sake, the overall match time percentage for all WWE PPVs since the start of 2013 is 54.0%.

The two ladder matches combined lasted only 40 seconds longer than Roman Reigns vs. Edge.

Edge has been no stranger to wrestling for 30+ minutes during his comeback that began in 2020. His Last Man Standing match against Randy Orton at empty warehouse WrestleMania 36 went longer than 36 minutes. The Greatest Wrestling Match Ever against Orton at Backlash 2020 fell just short of 45 minutes in length. Edge then survived for nearly an hour in the 2021 men’s Royal Rumble match. And now we have another 30+ minute match for Edge at Money in the Bank 2021. He has been a true marathon man while doing part-time work for WWE during this time.

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

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