A Beat the Clock match is a series of singles matches between different wrestlers to see which wrestler can win their match in the shortest amount of time. Each wrestler involved competes in one match, and it is generally assumed that these wrestlers do not face each other, instead facing jobbers (or occasionally for heel characters, a confidant that will gladly lay down for them).

Beat the Clock matches often have all of the wrestlers involved winning their matches. In the case of a wrestler losing their match, the wrestler is removed from consideration, and in some cases, with their opponent taking their place (such that the winner of the shortest match is effectively the winner of the Beat the Clock match). In the case that a wrestler is unable to beat the time of a previous match, the match may be prematurely ended, although in practice all matches in the Beat the Clock match are fought to a conclusion. Disqualifications in Beat the Clock matches can be handled in different ways: with the match being counted as a win (with the time until disqualification as the official match time), a loss, or having another match to settle the matter.

Beat the Clock matches are often fought for a stipulation, such as a championship or the privilege of final entry in a multi-competitor match.


Date Event Winner
December 26, 2005 Monday Night Raw Kane
January 4, 2008 Friday Night Smackdown Rey Mysterio
July 27, 2009 Monday Night Raw John Cena
January 1, 2010 Friday Night Smackdown Rey Mysterio
May 3, 2010 Monday Night Raw John Cena
December 9, 2011 Friday Night Smackdown Randy Orton
April 30, 2012 Monday Night Raw Daniel Bryan
April 25, 2017 Smackdown Live Breezango
March 25, 2019 Monday Night Raw Becky Lynch


  • December 26, 2005
  • July 27, 2009
  • May 3, 2010
  • December 9, 2011
  • April 30, 2012
  • April 25, 2017
  • March 25, 2019


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