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BY THE NUMBERS: LOOKING BACK AT THE WEEK IN WRESTLING FROM WWE, TNA, AND ROH

By Richard Trionfo on 2012-12-10 12:57:09
Another week of wrestling on television is in the books and Raw wins another week due to the extra hour of wrestling. Even though Raw won the week, it was one of three shows to have less wrestling than last week. In addition to Raw, Smackdown, which fell to third for the week, and Ring of Honor, which fell below twenty minutes, saw less wrestling than the previous week.

The only shows to have more wrestling this week than last week were NXT which saw a six minute increase and Impact which had two more minutes than last week and moved into second for the week. The other two shows, Superstars and Main Event saw the same amount of wrestling as last week. Superstars stayed in single digits for the third time in the last four weeks.

Main Event is establishing a pattern similar to Ring of Honor during the HDNet days. For the ninth time in the ten week history of Main Event, we have had a ten minute match on the show.

Next week’s opening match on Raw will be the nine hundredth match since I started this column and we passed thirty seven hundred matches this week. Ring of Honor passed twenty-four hundred minutes. We are slowly moving to twenty thousand minutes of wrestling, which should take place in two weeks.

This column does not include the matches from WWE's Saturday Morning Slam show.

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
Daniel Bryan and Kane versus Darren Young and Titus O’Neil: 8 Minutes
AJ Lee versus Tamina Snuka: 3 Minutes
Sheamus and John Cena versus Dolph Ziggler and Big Show: 9 Minutes
Santino Marella versus Damien Sandow: 3 Minutes
Alberto Del Rio versus Sin Cara: 9 Minutes
Brad Maddox versus Randy Orton: 1 Minute
Wade Barrett versus Antonio Cesaro versus R Truth versus Kofi Kingston: 9 Minutes

WWE Main Event
Kofi Kingston versus Antonio Cesaro: 8 Minutes
Kofi Kingston and R Truth versus Antonio Cesaro and Wade Barrett: 11 Minutes

WWE NXT
Antonio Cesaro versus Michael McGillicutty: 6 Minutes
Axl Keegan versus Bo Dallas: 3 Minutes
Corey Graves versus Yoshi Tatsu: 3 Minutes
Gavin Reid versus Roman Reigns: 2 Minutes
Leo Kruger versus Tyson Kidd: 9 Minutes

TNA Impact
Devon versus Samoa Joe: 4 Minutes
Robbie E and Robbie T versus Chavo Guerrero and Hernandez: 4 Minutes
Kurt Angle versus DOC: 5 Minutes
Kenny King versus Kid Kash versus Zema Ion: 6 Minutes
Jeff Hardy, James Storm, and A.J. Styles versus Frankie Kazarian, Bobby Roode, and Christopher Daniels: 11 Minutes

WWE Superstars
Zack Ryder versus Tensai: 6 Minutes
David Otunga versus Brodus Clay: 3 Minutes

WWE Smackdown
Big Show versus Daniel Bryan: 7 Minutes
Brodus Clay and the Usos versus Heath Slater, Jinder Mahal, and Drew McIntyre: 3 Minutes
Randy Orton versus Wade Barrett: 7 Minutes
Epico and Primo versus Great Khali and Hornswoggle: 3 Minutes
Alberto Del Rio versus Sheamus: 9 Minutes

Ring of Honor
Bravado Brothers versus Bobby Fish and Kyle O’Reilly: 6 Minutes
Chris Silvio versus Jay Lethal: 5 Minutes
Kevin Steen versus Mike Bennett: 7 Minutes

This Week’s Totals

Total Amount of Wrestling on Shows:

WWE Raw: 42 Minutes in 7 Matches (last week: 51 Minutes)
TNA Impact: 30 Minutes in 5 Matches (last week: 28 Minutes)
WWE Smackdown: 29 Minutes in 5 Matches (last week: 38 Minutes)
WWE NXT: 23 Minutes in 5 Matches (last week: 17 Minutes)
WWE Main Event: 19 Minutes in 2 Matches (last week: 19 Minutes)
Ring of Honor: 18 Minutes in 3 Matches (last week: 24 Minutes)
WWE Superstars: 9 Minutes in 2 Matches (last week: 9 Minutes)

Total Wrestling for the Week: 186 Minutes in 31 Matches (Last Week: 186 Minutes in 31 Matches)

Hourly Averages
WWE NXT: 23 Minutes (up from 17 Minutes)
WWE Main Event: 19 Minutes (No Change)
Ring of Honor: 18 Minutes (down from 24 Minutes)
TNA Impact: 15 Minutes (up from 14 Minutes)
WWE Smackdown: 14.5 Minutes (down from 19 Minutes)
WWE Raw: 14 Minutes (down from 17 Minutes)
WWE Superstars: 9 Minutes (down from 14 Minutes)

Per Match Averages (this week):
WWE Main Event: 9.5 Minutes (No Change)
Ring of Honor: 6 Minutes (down from 8 Minutes)
TNA Impact: 6 Minutes (up from 5.6 Minutes)
WWE Raw: 6 Minutes (up from 5.67 Minutes)
WWE Smackdown: 5.8 Minutes (down from 6.33 Minutes)
WWE NXT: 4.6 Minutes (up from 4.25 Minutes)
WWE Superstars: 4.5 Minutes (No Change)

Longest Matches
Jeff Hardy, James Storm, and A.J. Styles versus Frankie Kazarian, Bobby Roode, and Christopher Daniels: 11 Minutes (TNA Impact December 6)
Kofi Kingston and R Truth versus Antonio Cesaro and Wade Barrett: 11 Minutes (WWE NXT December 5)
Alberto Del Rio versus Sin Cara: 9 Minutes (WWE Raw December 3)
Sheamus and John Cena versus Dolph Ziggler and Big Show: 9 Minutes (WWE Raw December 3)
Wade Barrett versus Antonio Cesaro versus R Truth versus Kofi Kingston: 9 Minutes (WWE December 3)
Leo Kruger versus Tyson Kidd: 9 Minutes (WWE NXT December 6)
Alberto Del Rio versus Sheamus: 9 Minutes (WWE Smackdown December 7)

Shortest Matches
Brad Maddox versus Randy Orton: 1 Minute (WWE Raw December 3)
Gavin Reid versus Roman Reigns: 2 Minutes (WWE NXT December 6)
AJ Lee versus Tamina Snuka: 3 Minutes (WWE Raw December 3)
Santino Marella versus Damien Sandow: 3 Minutes (WWE Raw December 3)
Corey Graves versus Yoshi Tatsu: 3 Minutes (WWE NXT December 6)
Axl Keegan versus Bo Dallas: 3 Minutes (WWE NXT December 6)
David Otunga versus Brodus Clay: 3 Minutes (WWE Superstars December 8)
Epico and Primo versus Great Khali and Hornswoggle: 3 Minutes (WWE Smackdown December 7)
Brodus Clay and the Usos versus Heath Slater, Jinder Mahal, and Drew McIntyre: 3 Minutes (WWE Smackdown December 7)

Overall Totals

Total Wrestling Time by Show
WWE Raw: 4,103 Minutes
WWE Smackdown: 4,046 Minutes
TNA Impact: 3,773 Minutes
WWE Superstars: 2,895 Minutes
[On WWE.com: 1,742 Minutes]
[On WGN: 1,153 Minutes]
Ring of Honor: 2,412 Minutes
[On HDNet: 1,350 Minutes]
[On Sinclair: 1,062 Minutes]
WWE NXT: 2,276 Minutes
[Season 6: 532 Minutes]
[Season 5: 1,164 Minutes]
[Season 4: 161 Minutes]
[Season 3: 90 Minutes]
[Season 2: 158 Minutes]
[Season 1: 171 Minutes]
WWE Main Event: 177 Minutes

Overall Wrestling Time: 19,682 Minutes

Total Wrestling Time by Company
WWE: 13,497 Minutes
TNA: 3,733 Minutes
Ring of Honor: 2,412 Minutes

Total Number of Matches by Show
WWE Raw: 899 Matches
WWE Smackdown: 827 Matches
TNA Impact: 747 Matches
WWE Superstars: 476 Matches
[On WWE.com: 282 Matches]
[On WGN: 194 Matches]
WWE NXT: 431 Matches
[Season 6: 110 Matches]
[Season 5: 197 Matches]
[Season 4: 29 Matches]
[Season 3: 24 Matches]
[Season 2: 31 Matches]
[Season 1: 40 Matches]
Ring of Honor: 309 Matches
[On HDNet: 174 Matches]
[On Sinclair: 135 Matches]
WWE Main Event: 20 Matches

Total Number of Matches: 3,709

Total Number of Matches by Company
WWE: 2,653 Matches
TNA: 747 Matches
Ring of Honor: 309 Matches

Hourly Averages
Ring of Honor: 23.65 Minutes (down from 23.702 Minutes)
[On HDNet: 25.96 Minutes]
[On Sinclair: 21.24 Minutes (down from 21.31 Minutes)]
WWE Superstars: 19.97 Minutes (down from 20.04 Minutes)
[On WWE.com: 20.26 Minutes (down from 20.39 Minutes)]
[On WGN: 19.54 Minutes]
WWE Main Event: 17.7 Minutes (up from 17.56 Minutes)
WWE NXT: 15.70 Minutes (up from 15.65 Minutes)
[Season 6: 21.28 Minutes (down from 21.21 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]
Overall Average: 15.058 Minutes (up from 15.056 Minutes)
WWE Smackdown: 13.856 Minutes (up from 13.852 Minutes)
TNA Impact: 13.01 Minutes (up from 12.997 Minutes)
WWE Raw: 12.70 Minutes (up from 12.69 Minutes)

Hourly Averages by Company
Ring of Honor: 23.65 Minutes
WWE: 14.75 Minutes (up from 14.746 Minutes)
TNA: 13.01 Minutes

Per Match Averages
WWE Main Event: 8.85 Minutes (up from 8.78 Minutes)
Ring of Honor: 7.81 Minutes (down from 7.824 Minutes)
[On Sinclair: 7.87 Minutes (down from 7.90 Minutes)]
[On HDNet: 7.76 Minutes]
WWE Superstars: 6.082 Minutes (down from 6.089 Minutes)
[On WWE.com: 6.18 Minutes (down from 6.19 Minutes)]
[On WGN: 5.94 Minutes]
WWE NXT: 5.28 Minutes (down from 5.289 Minutes)
[Season 6: 4.84 Minutes (down from 4.85 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]
Overall Average: 5.306 Minutes (up from 5.302 Minutes)
TNA Impact: 5.05 Minutes (up from 5.044 Minutes)
WWE Smackdown: 4.892 Minutes (up from 4.887 Minutes)
WWE Raw: 4.56 Minutes (up from 4.55 Minutes)

Per Match Averages by Company
Ring of Honor: 7.81 Minutes
WWE: 5.087 Minutes (up from 5.0816 Minutes)
TNA: 5.05 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)
Survival of the Fittest Elimination Match [Roderick Strong versus Davey Richards versus Michael Elgin versus Jay Lethal versus Adam Cole versus Mike Mondo]: 21 Minutes (Ring of Honor October 27, 2012)
John Cena, CM Punk, Sheamus, Kofi Kingston, Evan Bourne, and Mason Ryan versus Alberto Del Rio, Christian, Cody Rhodes, Dolph Ziggler, Jack Swagger and David Otunga: 21 Minutes (WWE Raw October 3, 2011)

Total Number of Ten Minute Matches: 467 Matches

Ten Minute Matches by Company
WWE: 309 Matches
Ring of Honor: 96 Matches
TNA: 62 Matches

Shortest Matches
311 Total Matches at 1 Minute

One Minute Matches by Company
WWE: 251 Matches
TNA: 48 Matches
Ring of Honor: 12 Matches

The Last Ten Matches that Qualified:
Brad Maddox versus Randy Orton: 1 Minute (WWE Raw December 3)
JTG versus Brodus Clay: 1 Minute (WWE Superstars December 1)
Great Khali versus David Otunga: 1 Minute (WWE Smackdown November 30)
Great Khali versus Epico and Primo: 1 Minute (WWE Raw November 19)
Wade Barrett versus Kane: 1 Minute (WWE Smackdown November 16)
Kaitlyn versus Layla El: 1 Minute (WWE Raw November 12)
Big E Langston versus Memo Montenegro: 1 Minute (WWE NXT November 8)
Beth Phoenix versus AJ Lee: 1 Minute (WWE Raw October 29)
Bronson versus Lincoln Brodrick: 1 Minute (WWE NXT October 25)
Darren Young and Titus O’Neil versus Santino Marella and Zack Ryder: 1 Minute (WWE Raw October 15)