The WWE Elimination Chamber Premium Live Event was truly a night of solid in-action action and memorable events. The show was certainly a long one but it appears the actual amount of in-ring time is a shocking one.

The February 24 event in Perth, Australia, marked WWE’s first Premium Live Event in the country since Super Showdown in 2018. Rhea Ripley retained her Women’s World Title against Nia Jax in the main event, while Drew McIntyre emerged victorious in the Men’s Elimination Chamber match, earning a World Heavyweight Championship bout against Seth Rollins at WrestleMania 40.

Becky Lynch secured win in the Women’s Elimination Chamber match, setting up a WrestleMania 40 showdown against Ripley. The Undisputed Tag Team Championships and WWE Women’s Championships were also on the line in their respective matches.

WWE Elimination Chamber 2024, encompassing the hour-long kick-off show, extended for a duration of four hours and 30 minutes. Within this timeframe, only 1 hour, 50 minutes, and 13 seconds were dedicated to in-ring action, marking approximately 40.8% of the entire event duration. The remaining runtime was allocated to video packages, Peacock advertisements, and endorsements from the Australian Tourism Board.

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The most notable lull in the action occurred between the Undisputed WWE Tag Title match and the commencement of the Men’s Elimination Chamber, spanning a duration of 55 minutes. The “Grayson Waller Effect,” featuring Cody Rhodes & Seth Rollins, contributed to this interval with a 22-minute showcase.

It is evident that WWE truly does care more about the presentation and things outside the squared circle than the in-ring action, at least when it came to the Elimination Chamber. Regardless, it remains to be seen whether WrestleMania 40 will end up being the same in April.

Are you shocked by the low amount of in-ring time at the Elimination Chamber? Let us know in the comments section below!

Subhojeet Mukherjee

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