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BY THE NUMBERS PAY PER VIEW EDITION: LOOKING BACK AT OCTOBER'S PAY PER VIEW TOTALS

By Richard Trionfo on 2012-11-04 16:49:44
The pay per view calendar in October was a bit lighter than usual because World Wrestling Entertainment only ran one pay per view instead of two. The pay per view that did run was Hell in a Cell, which ran at the start of October last year. Without the second pay per view, World Wrestling Entertainment had six weeks to build for Hell in a Cell.

The Super Bowl for Impact Wrestling saw the third most wrestling on one of the company’s pay per views in 2012. They fell one minute short of Hardcore Justice and five minutes short of Destination X. World Wrestling Entertainment fell one minute from September and was the third lowest wrestling total for the company this year.

Even with the totals for October, WWE pay per views have an average of five more minutes of wrestling per show. Next month will see WWE pass one thousand minutes of wrestling and as long as Turning Point matches the average for the year, they will pass one thousand minutes as well.

Each company had a match that went more than twenty minutes and for the second month in a row, there were zero matches less than five minutes.

Total Wrestling Time: Total this Month: 190 Minutes [last month 180 Minutes]
TNA Bound for Glory: 98 Minutes [last month 87 Minutes]
WWE Hell in a Cell: 92 Minutes [last month 93 Minutes]

Individual Match Times

TNA Bound for Glory

Zema Ion versus Rob Van Dam: 8 Minutes
Magnus versus Samoa Joe: 9 Minutes
James Storm versus Bobby Roode: 17 Minutes
Al Snow versus Joey Ryan: 8 Minutes
Christopher Daniels and Kazarian versus A.J. Styles and Kurt Angle versus Chavo Guerrero and Hernandez: 16 Minutes
Brooke Tessmacher versus Tara: 6 Minutes
Bully Ray and Sting versus Aces and Eights: 11 Minutes
Austin Aries versus Jeff Hardy: 23 Minutes

WWE Hell in a Cell

Alberto Del Rio versus Randy Orton: 13 Minutes
Daniel Bryan and Kane versus Damien Sandow and Cody Rhodes: 13 Minutes
Kofi Kingston versus Miz: 10 Minutes
Antonio Cesaro versus Justin Gabriel: 7 Minutes
Rey Mysterio and Sin Cara versus versus Darren Young and Titus O’Neil: 12 Minutes
Sheamus versus Big Show: 20 Minutes
Layla El versus Eve Torres versus Kaitlyn: 6 Minutes
CM Punk versus Ryback: 11 Minutes

Wrestling Per Hour
TNA Bound for Glory: 32.67 Minutes (Last Month 29 Minutes)
Total for Month: 31.67 Minutes (Last Month 30 Minutes)
WWE Hell in a Cell: 30.67 Minutes [last month 31 Minutes]

Average Length of Matches:
TNA Bound for Glory: 12.25 Minutes (Last Month 12.43 Minutes)
Total for Month: 11.88 Minutes (Last Month 12.86 Minutes)
WWE Hell in a Cell: 11.5 Minutes [last month 13.29 Minutes]

Longest Matches:

Austin Aries versus Jeff Hardy: 23 Minutes (TNA Bound for Glory)
Sheamus versus Big Show: 20 Minutes (WWE Hell in a Cell)
James Storm versus Bobby Roode: 17 Minutes (TNA Bound for Glory)

Shortest Matches:

Layla El versus Eve Torres versus Kaitlyn: 6 Minutes (WWE Hell in a Cell)
Brooke Tessmacher versus Tara: 6 Minutes (TNA Bound for Glory)
Antonio Cesaro versus Justin Gabriel: 7 Minutes (WWE Hell in a Cell)

Totals for 2012

Total Wrestling Time

WWE: 961 Minutes
TNA: 912 Minutes
Overall Wrestling: 1,873 Minutes

Total Number of Matches

TNA: 81 Matches
WWE: 74 Matches
Total: 155 Matches

Wrestling Per Hour
WWE: 31 Minutes (down from 31.036 Minutes)
TNA: 30.4 Minutes (up from 30.15 Minutes)

Average Length of Matches:
WWE: 12.99 Minutes (down from 13.17 Minutes)
TNA: 11.26 Minutes (up from 11.15 Minutes)

Longest Matches:

Royal Rumble Match: 55 Minutes (WWE Royal Rumble)
Smackdown Elimination Chamber Match: 34 Minutes (WWE Elimination Chamber)
Raw Elimination Chamber Match: 33 Minutes (WWE Elimination Chamber)

Shortest Matches:
Drew McIntyre versus Brodus Clay: 1 Minute (WWE Royal Rumble)
Bully Ray versus James Storm: 1 Minute (TNA Victory Road)
Daniel Bryan versus Sheamus: 1 Minute (WWE Wrestlemania 28)

Total Wrestling Time

WWE: 3,204 Minutes
TNA: 3,063 Minutes
Overall Wrestling: 6,267 Minutes

Total Number of Matches

TNA: 269 Matches
WWE: 249 Matches
Total: 518 Matches

Wrestling Per Hour
TNA: 31.91 Minutes (up from 31.88 Minutes)
WWE: 30.514 Minutes (up from 30.5098 Minutes)

Average Length of Matches:
WWE: 12.87 Minutes (down from 12.91 Minutes)
TNA: 11.39 Minutes (up from 11.36 Minutes)

Longest Matches:
Royal Rumble: 70 Minutes (WWE Royal Rumble 2011)
Royal Rumble Match: 55 Minutes (WWE Royal Rumble 2012)
Team WWE (John Cena, Bret Hart, John Morrison, R Truth, Daniel Bryan, Chris Jericho, and Edge) versus Nexus (David Otunga, Skip Sheffield, Darren Young, Heath Slater, Justin Gabriel, Wade Barrett, and Michael Tarver): 35 Minutes (WWE SummerSlam 2010)

Shortest Matches:
Magnus versus Rob Terry: 1 Minute (TNA Destination X 2010)
Sting versus Jeff Jarrett: 1 Minute (TNA Sacrifice 2010)
Kane versus Rey Mysterio: 1 Minute (WWE Money in the Bank 2010)
Robbie E versus Max Buck versus Jeremy Buck: 1 Minutes (TNA Against All Odds 2011)
Jeff Hardy versus Sting: 1 Minute (TNA Victory Road 2011) Madison Rayne versus Mickie James: 1 Minute (TNA Lockdown 2011)
Alberto Del Rio versus CM Punk: 1 Minute (WWE SummerSlam 2011)
Jeff Hardy versus Jeff Jarrett (part 1): 1 Minute (TNA Turning Point 2011)
Jeff Hardy versus Jeff Jarrett (part 3): 1 Minute (TNA Turning Point 2011)
Daniel Bryan versus Big Show: 1 Minute (WWE TLC 2011)
Drew McIntyre versus Brodus Clay: 1 Minute (WWE Royal Rumble 2012)
Bully Ray versus James Storm: 1 Minute (TNA Victory Road 2012)
Daniel Bryan versus Sheamus: 1 Minute (WWE Wrestlemania 28)