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BY THE NUMBERS: LOOKING BACK AT THE WEEK IN WRESTLING FROM WWE, TNA, AND ROH WITH TWO SHOWS HAVING THEIR LAST EPISODES

By Richard Trionfo on 2011-04-08 23:28:10
It is a sad time here at By the Numbers because this is the final time that I will get to summarize the offerings from Ring of Honor on Monday nights and WWE Superstars on Thursday nights because both shows are no longer going to exist after this week. Fear not, loyal readers of By the Numbers because By the Numbers’ cousin by marriage, Beyond the Numbers will take a look back at the 98 episodes of Ring of Honor Television and the 104 episodes of WWE Superstars including a roll call of every match from both shows and the wrestlers who appeared on the shows.

This week we returned over 100 minutes for the first time in three weeks when we last saw a show break the thirty minute barrier. The only milestone reached this week was the three hundred match barrier for TNA Impact.

In its final week, Ring of Honor provided us with the second longest match in the fifty-nine weeks that I have been doing this column, a 26 minute six man tag match featuring six of the top wrestlers in Ring of Honor. This match brought up the average match length during the course of the show’s run for this column up more than a tenth of a minute. This is pretty impressive when you consider that there have been 174 matches from Ring of Honor during the fifty-two episodes that aired.

The other show that will be leaving us after this week is WWE Superstars which ended its run in the United States on WGN America. This show was usually the second highest for per hour average of wrestling and for a while had more than 20 minutes of wrestling per hour. In the end, it ended up with a respectable 19 and a half minutes per hour of wrestling and an average match length of just under six 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
Jack Swagger versus Jerry Lawler: 4 Minutes
Rey Mysterio and Randy Orton versus CM Punk and Cody Rhodes: 10 Minutes
Evan Bourne versus Alberto Del Rio: 3 Minutes
Dolph Ziggler and Vickie Guerrero versus John Morrison and Trish Stratus: 3 Minutes
Sheamus versus Daniel Bryan: 4 Minutes

Ring of Honor
Davey Richards and The Briscoes versus Roderick Strong and the Kings of Wrestling: 26 Minutes

WWE NXT
Conor O’Brian versus Jacob Novak: 4 Minutes
Titus O’Neill and Hornswoggle versus Chavo Guerrero and Darren Young: 4 Minutes
Yoshi Tatsu versus Ted DiBiase: 2 Minutes

WWE Superstars
Drew McIntyre versus JTG: 5 Minutes
Yoshi Tatsu versus Tyson Kidd: 7 Minutes
Ted DiBiase versus Santino Marella: 7 Minutes

TNA Impact
Hernandez and Anarchia versus Tommy Dreamer and Brother Devon: 2 Minutes
Samoa Joe versus Murphy: 1 Minute
Rosita and Sarita versus Velvet Sky and Angelina Love: 2 Minutes
Robbie E and Generation Me versus Chris Sabin, Brian Kendrick, and Suicide: 5 Minutes
Bully Ray versus Christopher Daniels: 6 Minutes
Rob Van Dam versus Sting: 3 Minutes

WWE Smackdown
Corre versus Santino Marella, Kofi Kingston, Kane, and Big Show: 11 Minutes
Cody Rhodes versus Trent Barreta: 2 Minutes
Kelly Kelly and Beth Phoenix versus Layla and Michelle McCool: 3 Minutes
Christian versus Alberto Del Rio: 11 Minutes

This Week’s Totals

Total Amount of Wrestling on Shows:

WWE Smackdown: 27 Minutes in 4 Matches (last week 6 Minutes)
Ring of Honor: 26 Minutes in 1 Match (last week 0 Minutes)
WWE Raw: 24 Minutes in 5 Matches (last week: 11 Minutes)
TNA Impact: 19 Minutes in 6 Matches (last week: 24 Minutes)
WWE Superstars: 19 Minutes in 3 Matches (last week: 11 Minutes)
WWE NXT: 10 Minutes in 3 Matches (last week: 6 Minutes)

Total Wrestling for the Week: 125 Minutes in 22 Matches (Last Week: 58 Minutes in 14 Matches)

Hourly Averages
Ring of Honor: 26 Minutes (up from 0 Minutes)
WWE Superstars: 19 Minutes (up from 11 Minutes)
WWE Smackdown: 13.5 Minutes (up from 3 Minutes)
WWE Raw: 12 Minutes (up from 3.67 Minutes)
WWE NXT: 10 Minutes (up from 6 Minutes)
TNA Impact: 9.5 Minutes (down from 12 Minutes)

Per Match Averages (this week):
Ring of Honor: 26 Minutes (up from 0 Minutes)
WWE Smackdown: 6.75 Minutes (up from 3 Minutes)
WWE Superstars: 6.33 Minutes (up from 5.5 Minutes)
WWE Raw: 4.8 Minutes (up from 2.75 Minutes)
WWE NXT: 3.33 Minutes (down from 6 Minutes)
TNA Impact: 3.17 Minutes (down from 4.8 Minutes)

Longest Matches
Davey Richards and The Briscoes versus Roderick Strong and the Kings of Wrestling: 26 Minutes (Ring of Honor April 4)
Christian versus Alberto Del Rio: 11 Minutes (WWE Smackdown April 8)
Corre versus Santino Marella, Kofi Kingston, Kane, and Big Show: 11 Minutes (WWE Smackdown April 8)

Shortest Matches
Samoa Joe versus Murphy: 1 Minute (TNA Impact April 7)
Hernandez and Anarchia versus Tommy Dreamer and Brother Devon: 2 Minutes (TNA Impact April 7)
Rosita and Sarita versus Velvet Sky and Angelina Love: 2 Minutes (TNA Impact April 7)
Cody Rhodes versus Trent Barreta: 2 Minutes (WWE Smackdown April 8)
Yoshi Tatsu versus Ted DiBiase: 2 Minutes (WWE NXT April 5)

Overall Totals

Total Wrestling Time by Show
WWE Smackdown: 1,641 Minutes
WWE Raw: 1,535 Minutes
TNA Impact: 1,455 Minutes
Ring of Honor: 1,350 Minutes
WWE Superstars: 1,153 Minutes
WWE NXT: 616 Minutes
[Season 5: 36 Minutes]
[Season 4: 161 Minutes]
[Season 3: 90 Minutes]
[Season 2: 158 Minutes]
[Season 1: 171 Minutes]

Overall Wrestling Time: 7,750 Minutes

Total Number of Matches by Show
WWE Raw: 346 Matches
WWE Smackdown: 308 Matches
TNA Impact: 304 Matches
WWE Superstars: 194 Matches
Ring of Honor: 174 Matches
WWE NXT: 134 Matches
[Season 5: 10 Matches]
[Season 4: 29 Matches]
[Season 3: 24 Matches]
[Season 2: 31 Matches]
[Season 1: 40 Matches]

Total Number of Matches: 1,460

Hourly Averages
Ring of Honor: 25.96 Minutes (No Change)
WWE Superstars: 19.54 Minutes (down from 19.55 Minutes)
WWE Smackdown: 13.91 Minutes (No Change)
WWE Raw: 12.18 Minutes (down from 12.19 Minutes)
TNA Impact: 11.93 Minutes (down from 11.97 Minutes)
WWE NXT: 10.44 Minutes (down from 10.45 Minutes)
[Season 5: 7.2 Minutes (up from 6.5 Minutes)]
[Season 4: 12.38 Minutes]
[Season 3: 6.92 Minutes]
[Season 2: 12.15 Minutes]
[Season 1: 11.4 Minutes]

Per Match Averages
Ring of Honor: 7.76 Minutes (up from 7.65 Minutes)
WWE Superstars: 5.94 Minutes (no change)
WWE Smackdown: 5.33 Minutes (up from 5.31 Minutes)
TNA Impact: 4.79 Minutes (down from 4.82 Minutes)
WWE NXT: 4.60 Minutes (down from 4.63 Minutes)
[Season 5: 3.6 Minutes (down from 3.71 Minutes)]
[Season 4: 5.55 Minutes]
[Season 3: 3.75 Minutes]
[Season 2: 5.1 Minutes]
[Season 1: 4.28 Minutes]
WWE Raw: 4.44 Minutes (no change)

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)
Christopher Daniels versus Tyler Black: 20 Minutes (Ring of Honor August 9, 2010)
Davey Richards versus Eddie Edwards: 20 Minutes (Ring of Honor April 26, 2010)
Shelton Benjamin, Charlie Haas, Mark Briscoe, and Jay Briscoe versus Rhett Titus, Kenny King, Claudio Castagnoli, and Chris Hero: 20 Minutes (Ring of Honor February 7, 2010)

Shortest Matches
117 Total Matches at 1 Minute
The Last Ten Matches that Qualified:
Samoa Joe versus Murphy: 1 Minute (TNA Impact April 7)
Jerry Lawler versus Jack Swagger: 1 Minute (WWE Raw March 28)
Kelly Kelly and Rosa Mendes versus LayCool: 1 Minute (WWE Smackdown March 25)
Sheamus versus Evan Bourne: 1 Minute (WWE Raw March 21)
Cody Rhodes versus Trent Barreta: 1 Minute (WWE Smackdown March 18)
Madison Rayne versus Alissa Flash: 1 Minute (TNA Impact March 17)
Hernandez, Sarita, and Rosita versus Matt Morgan, Winter, and Angelina Love: 1 Minute (TNA Impact March 17)
Miz versus Great Khali: 1 Minute (WWE Raw March 14)
Cody Rhodes versus JTG: 1 Minute (WWE Smackdown March 11)
Layla versus Kaitlyn: 1 Minute (WWE Smackdown March 11)
Kane versus Wade Barrett: 1 Minute (WWE Smackdown March 11)

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