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BY THE NUMBERS: A LOOK BACK AT THE WEEK IN WRESTLING ON TELEVISION FROM WWE, TNA, AND ROH

By Richard Trionfo on 2014-06-08 21:57:41
This week, we get back to the full complement of shows after NXT Takeover was not eligible for consideration. When considering the six shows that aired last week, we were up ten minutes over those shows. When you add NXT back into the equation, we were up a half hour from last week. To compare it to the last week with all seven shows airing, we were up fourteen minutes over two weeks ago.

Raw won the week again and had its best week in four weeks with 48 minutes of wrestling. Smackdown earned the silver again with another week over thirty minutes. Impact moved back onto the medal stand with 29 minutes of wrestling. Impact switched places with last week’s third place finisher Ring of Honor, which earned fourth place honors. NXT barely edged out Main Event to earn fifth place. Superstars dropped for the third week in a row to finish in last place.

We had six matches that were more than ten minutes long. This was the highest total for that category in ten weeks when there were also six ten minute matches. With six of the eight matches that qualified for the one and ten minute match category coming from WWE shows, there is a possibility if we have an unusually high amount of very long or very short matches, we could hit 1,000 combined one and ten minute matches from WWE. Right now, we sit at 992 combined matches out of the 4,439 WWE matches since the end of February 2010.

It took 224 weeks, but the main event of this week’s Ring of Honor show was the 6,000th match. That means that we have had an average of just under 27 matches per week to get to that number.

While we hit 6,000 total matches, Impact passed the 6,000 minute barrier. Raw passed 7,700 minutes and NXT passed 3,900 minutes. Ring of Honor broke past the 3,500 minute mark.

The time for the Austin Aries versus Samoa Joe match is from the start of the match until Brian Hebner got hit by Bully Ray.

The times for the participants in the Defy or Deny Match on Ring of Honor this week were:
Adam Cole: 11 Minutes
Jimmy Jacobs: 7 Minutes
Mark Briscoe: 11 Minutes

The wrestling times below cover the wrestling that takes place during the show so commercials are not included. All times are rounded to the closest minute (examples: a 4:23 match will be listed as 4 minutes while a 4:32 match will be listed as 5 minutes and anything under a minute is rounded up to a minute).

Breakdown of the matches on each show:

WWE Raw
Sheamus and Rob Van Dam versus Cesaro and Wade Barrett: 10 Minutes
Bo Dallas versus Kofi Kingston: 4 Minutes
John Cena versus Kane: 3 Minutes
Fernando and Diego versus Heath Slater and Drew McIntyre: 2 Minutes
Nikki Bella versus Aksana and Alicia Fox: 1 Minute
Adam Rose versus Jack Swagger: 3 Minutes
Luke Harper and Erick Rowan versus Jimmy Uso and Jey Uso: 14 Minutes
Dolph Ziggler versus Alberto Del Rio: 6 Minutes
Curtis Axel and Ryback versus Goldust and Sin Cara: 5 Minutes

WWE Main Event
Kofi Kingston and Goldust versus Luke Harper and Erick Rowan: 9 Minutes
Wade Barrett versus Rob Van Dam: 10 Minutes

WWE NXT
Mojo Rawley versus Aiden English: 3 Minutes
Charlotte versus Bayley: 4 Minutes
Tye Dillinger and Jason Jordan versus Stuart Cumberland and Phillip Gouljar: 6 Minutes
Adrian Neville versus Justin Gabriel: 7 Minutes

TNA Impact
Willow versus Bram: 5 Minutes
Davey Richards versus Eddie Edwards: 4 Minutes
Samoa Joe versus Austin Aries: 5 Minutes
Madison Rayne versus Angelina Love: 4 Minutes
Ethan Carter III, MVP, Kenny King, and Bobby Lashley versus Austin Aries, Samoa Joe, Eric Young, and Bully Ray: 11 Minutes

WWE Superstars
Paige versus Cameron: 3 Minutes
Big E versus Titus O’Neil: 8 Minutes

WWE Smackdown
Jimmy Uso and Jey Uso versus Curtis Axel and Ryback: 3 Minutes
Dolph Ziggler versus Seth Rollins: 11 Minutes
Rusev versus Xavier Woods: 1 Minute
Rob Van Dam versus Cesaro versus Wade Barrett: 6 Minutes
Alicia Fox versus Natalya: 3 Minutes
Santino Marella versus Bo Dallas: 2 Minutes
Big Show versus Randy Orton: 6 Minutes

Ring of Honor
Raymond Rowe and Hanson versus BJ Whitmer and Adam Page: 8 Minutes
Bill Daly, Will Ferrara, and Zizou Middoux versus J. Diesel, Moose, and Vinny Marseglia: 5 Minutes
Adam Cole versus Mark Briscoe versus Jimmy Jacobs: 11 Minutes

This Week’s Totals

Total Amount of Wrestling on Shows:

WWE Raw: 48 Minutes in 9 Matches (last week: 34 Minutes)
WWE Smackdown: 32 Minutes in 7 Matches (last week: 31 Minutes)
TNA Impact: 29 Minutes in 5 Matches (last week: 27 Minutes)
Ring of Honor: 24 Minutes in 3 Matches (last week: 28 Minutes)
WWE NXT: 20 Minutes in 4 Matches (last week: 0 Minutes)
WWE Main Event: 19 Minutes in 2 Matches (last week: 20 Minutes)
WWE Superstars: 11 Minutes in 2 Matches (last week: 13 Minutes)

Total Wrestling for the Week: 183 Minutes in 32 Matches (Last Week: 153 Minutes in 32 Matches)

Hourly Averages
Ring of Honor: 24 Minutes (down from 28 Minutes)
WWE NXT: 20 Minutes (up from 0 Minutes)
WWE Main Event: 19 Minutes (down from 20 Minutes)
WWE Smackdown: 16 Minutes (up from 15.5 Minutes)
WWE Raw: 16 Minutes (down from 11.33 Minutes)
TNA Impact: 14.5 Minutes (up from 13.5 Minutes)
WWE Superstars: 11 Minutes (down from 13 Minutes)

Per Match Averages (this week):
WWE Main Event: 9.5 Minutes (up from 5 Minutes)
Ring of Honor: 8 Minutes (down from 9.33 Minutes)
TNA Impact: 5.8 Minutes (up from 5.4 Minutes)
WWE Superstars: 5.5 Minutes (down from 6.5 Minutes)
WWE Raw: 5.33 Minutes (up from 3.4 Minutes)
WWE NXT: 5 Minutes (up from 0 Minutes)
WWE Smackdown: 4.57 Minutes (up from 3.88 Minutes)

Longest Matches
Luke Harper and Erick Rowan versus Jimmy Uso and Jey Uso: 14 Minutes (WWE Raw June 2)
Ethan Carter III, MVP, Kenny King, and Bobby Lashley versus Austin Aries, Samoa Joe, Eric Young, and Bully Ray: 11 Minutes (TNA Impact June 5)
Dolph Ziggler versus Seth Rollins: 11 Minutes (WWE Smackdown June 6)
Adam Cole versus Mark Briscoe versus Jimmy Jacobs: 11 Minutes (Ring of Honor June 7)

Shortest Matches
Rusev versus Xavier Woods: 1 Minute (WWE Smackdown June 6)
Nikki Bella versus Aksana and Alicia Fox: 1 Minute (WWE Raw June 2)
Santino Marella versus Bo Dallas: 2 Minutes (WWE Smackdown June 6)
Fernando and Diego versus Heath Slater and Drew McIntyre: 2 Minutes (WWE Raw June 2)

Overall Totals

Total Wrestling Time by Show
WWE Raw: 7,730 Minutes
WWE Smackdown: 6,437 Minutes
[On Syfy: 5,606 Minutes]
[On MyNetworkTV: 831 Minutes]
TNA Impact: 6,016 Minutes
WWE NXT: 3,916 Minutes
[Season 7 (WWE Network): 298 Minutes]
[Season 6: 1,874 Minutes]
[Season 5: 1,164 Minutes]
[Season 4: 161 Minutes]
[Season 3: 90 Minutes]
[Season 2: 158 Minutes]
[Season 1: 171 Minutes]
WWE Superstars: 3,788 Minutes
[On WWE Network: 162 Minutes]
[On WWE.com/Hulu Plus: 2,473 Minutes]
[On WGN: 1,153 Minutes]
Ring of Honor: 3,517 Minutes
[On Sinclair: 2,167 Minutes]
[On HDNet: 1,350 Minutes]
WWE Main Event: 1,920 Minutes
[On WWE Network: 300 Minutes]
[On ION: 1,620 Minutes]

Overall Wrestling Time: 33,324 Minutes

Total Time by Company
WWE: 23,791 Minutes
TNA: 6,016 Minutes
Ring of Honor: 3,517 Minutes

Total Number of Matches by Show
WWE Raw: 1,539 Matches
WWE Smackdown: 1,285 Matches
[On Syfy: 1,133 Matches]
[On MyNetworkTV: 152 Matches]
TNA Impact: 1,109 Matches
WWE NXT: 746 Matches
[Season 7 (WWE Network): 64 Matches]
[Season 6: 361 Matches]
[Season 5: 197 Matches]
[Season 4: 29 Matches]
[Season 3: 24 Matches]
[Season 2: 31 Matches]
[Season 1: 40 Matches]
WWE Superstars: 628 Matches
[On WWE Network: 27 Matches]
[On WWE.com/Hulu Plus: 407 Matches]
[On WGN: 194 Matches]
Ring of Honor: 452 Matches
[On Sinclair: 278 Matches]
[On HDNet: 174 Matches]
WWE Main Event: 243 Matches
[On WWE Network: 43 Matches]
[On ION: 200 Matches]

Total Number of Matches: 6,000

Total Number of Matches by Company
WWE: 4,439 Matches
TNA: 1,109 Matches
Ring of Honor: 452 Matches

Hourly Averages
Ring of Honor: 23.764 Minutes (up from 23.762 Minutes)
[On Sinclair: 22.57 Minutes (up from 22.56 Minutes)]
[On HDNet: 25.96 Minutes]
WWE Main Event: 21.82 Minutes (down from 21.85 Minutes)
[On WWE Network: 21.43 Minutes (down from 21.62 Minutes)]
[On ION: 21.89 Minutes]
WWE NXT: 17.8 Minutes (up from 17.79 Minutes)
[Season 7 (WWE Network): 22.92 Minutes (down from 23.17 Minutes)]
[Season 6: 21.54 Minutes]
[Season 5: 17.64 Minutes]
[Season 4: 12.38 Minutes]
[Season 3: 6.92 Minutes]
[Season 2: 12.15 Minutes]
[Season 1: 11.4 Minutes]
WWE Superstars: 17.14 Minutes (down from 17.17 Minutes)
[On WWE Network: 11.57 Minutes (down from 11.62 Minutes)]
[On WWE.com/Hulu Plus: 16.75 Minutes]
[On WGN: 19.54 Minutes]
Overall Average: 15.659 Minutes (up from 15.655 Minutes)
WWE Smackdown: 14.37 Minutes (up from 14.36 Minutes)
[On Syfy: 15.317 Minutes (up from 15.313 Minutes)
[On MyNetworkTV: 13.4 Minutes]
WWE Raw: 13.88 Minutes (up from 13.87 Minutes)
TNA Impact: 13.489 Minutes (up from 13.4842 Minutes)

Hourly Averages by Company
Ring of Honor: 23.764 Minutes
WWE: 15.509 Minutes (up from 15.505 Minutes)
TNA: 13.489 Minutes

Per Match Averages
WWE Main Event: 7.90 Minutes (up from 7.89 Minutes)
[On WWE Network: 6.98 Minutes (up from 6.85 Minutes)]
[On ION: 8.10 Minutes]
Ring of Honor: 7.78 Minutes (up from 7.779 Minutes)
[On Sinclair: 7.795 Minutes (up from 7.793 Minutes)]
[On HDNet: 7.76 Minutes]
WWE Superstars: 6.032 Minutes (down from 6.033 Minutes)
[On WWE Network: 6 Minutes (up from 6.04 Minutes)]
[On WWE.com: 6.076 Minutes]
[On WGN: 5.94 Minutes]
Overall Average: 5.554 Minutes (up from 5.553 Minutes)
TNA Impact: 5.425 Minutes (up from 5.42 Minutes)
WWE NXT: 5.249 Minutes (down from 5.25 Minutes)
[Season 7 (WWE Network): 4.66 Minutes (up from 4.63 Minutes)]
[Season 6: 5.19 Minutes]
[Season 5: 5.91 Minutes]
[Season 4: 5.55 Minutes]
[Season 3: 3.75 Minutes]
[Season 2: 5.1 Minutes]
[Season 1: 4.28 Minutes]
WWE Raw: 5.029 Minutes (up from 5.027 Minutes)
WWE Smackdown: 5.009 Minutes (down from 5.011 Minutes)
[On Syfy: 4.947 Minutes (down from 4.95 Minutes)]
[On MyNetworkTV: 5.47 Minutes]

Per Match Averages by Company
Ring of Honor: 7.78 Minutes
TNA: 5.425 Minutes
WWE: 5.3595 Minutes (up from 5.3592 Minutes)

Longest Matches
Tyler Black versus Davey Richards: 27 Minutes (Ring of Honor October 18, 2010)
Davey Richards and The Briscoes versus Roderick Strong and the Kings of Wrestling: 26 Minutes (Ring of Honor April 4, 2011)
Steel Cage Warfare: 24 Minutes (Ring of Honor July 27, 2013)
Randy Orton versus Daniel Bryan: 24 Minutes (WWE Raw February 3, 2014)

Total Number of Ten Minute Matches: 882 Matches

Ten Minute Matches by Company
WWE: 617 Matches
[Raw: 205 Matches]
[Smackdown: 168 Matches]
[NXT: 97 Matches]
[Main Event: 85 Matches]
[Superstars: 62 Matches]
Ring of Honor: 139 Matches
TNA: 126 Matches

Shortest Matches
452 Total Matches at 1 Minute

One Minute Matches by Company
WWE: 375 Matches
[Raw: 179 Matches]
Smackdown: 138 Matches]
[NXT: 45 Matches]
[Superstars: 10 Matches]
[Main Event: 3 Matches]
TNA: 59 Matches
Ring of Honor: 18 Matches

The Last Ten Matches that Qualified:
Rusev versus Xavier Woods: 1 Minute (WWE Smackdown June 6)
Nikki Bella versus Aksana and Alicia Fox: 1 Minute (WWE Raw June 2)
Jay Lethal versus Tommaso Ciampa versus Matt Taven: 1 Minute (Ring of Honor May 31)
Big E versus Titus O’Neil: 1 Minute (WWE Smackdown May 30)
Rusev versus Zack Ryder: 1 Minute (WWE Raw May 26)
Rusev versus Heath Slater: 1 Minute (WWE Raw May 19)
Sheamus versus Titus O’Neil: 1 Minute (WWE Smackdown May 16)
Damien Sandow versus Santino Marella: 1 Minute (WWE Smackdown May 16)
R Truth versus Cesaro: 1 Minute (WWE Smackdown May 16)
R Truth versus Alexander Rusev: 1 Minute (WWE Smackdown May 2)