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So, Uh…Randy Orton Set The Fiend On Fire During WWE's "TLC," And People Lost Their Darn Minds

So, Uh…Randy Orton Set The Fiend On Fire During WWE’s “TLC,” And People Lost Their Darn Minds

“The Fiend’s on some hot girl sh*t.”

Hello readers! I’m Allie, and I’m one of, like, two and a half people who work here at BuzzFeed dot com who unflinchingly, unabashedly, unironically just really freakin’ love professional wrestling. I! Just! Do! It’s! Who! I! Am!

Fight me! But also, don’t! I’m soft!

Anyway — as fans will already know — last night was WWE’s final pay-per-view of the year, TLC (standing for “Tables, Ladders, Chairs,” of course). There were some absolutely incredible matches…but one match certainly LIT UP its competitors.

They really BURNED IT DOWN (all without having Seth Rollins involved)!

Basically, Randy Orton and The Fiend competed in the first ever “Firefly Inferno Match,” which, yes, is a hilarious name and, yes, is going to sound made up when I try to explain to you what it entailed.*

*The rules of the match were as follows: The only way to win the match was to set part of your opponent on fire. Yes, you read that right. One human man had to set another human(?) man on fire in order to win a wrestling match. Also, this match wasn’t for a belt or anything. It was just, like, for funsies. There was no reason for them to go this hard, and I loved it. The things we do for pride, revenge, and really cool finishing poses, am I right?!

The positively WILD match ended with Randy hitting the three most dangerous letters in sports entertainment (his finisher, the R.K.O. — keep up, will you?) while The Fiend was semi–on fire. It was awesome. But — because that wasn’t enough for Randal Keith Orton — he then proceeded to set the WHOLE DAMN NIGHTMARE MAN* aflame in the middle of the ring, AND. THAT’S. HOW. THE. PAY-PER-VIEW. ENDED.

*Yes, it was obviously a dummy he lit on fire, and yes, you are also a dummy if you feel the need to ruin people’s fun by pointing that out repeatedly. Let! People! Enjoy! Dumb! Things!

Naturally, fans had some HILARIOUS thoughts on the incredibly chaotic match, so we took to Twitter and Tumblr to collect some of the very best reactions and compiled them into this easy-to-enjoy list for you! Ready? Here we go:


This perfect parenting:


This apt summation of events:


This accurate amount of concern:


This hilarious visual aid:


This initial confusion on booking:


This change in safety measures:


This ended(?) career:


This throwback truth:

To people saying “How does The Fiend” return from this never watched The Undertaker in the mid 90s.

04:55 AM – 21 Dec 2020


This truly awesome ending:

Hitting the RKO while The Fiend was on fire might be the greatest RKO of all time #WWETLC

03:01 AM – 21 Dec 2020


This cardinal rule from childhood:


This A+ Simpsons crossover:


This expert, timely reference:


This 9-1-1 call, answered:


And finally — this “spot the difference/they’re the same picture” moment:

So, there ya have it! Did you catch the match? What were your thoughts? Did you come here just to scroll to the comments and tell us that “wrestling is fake” because you hate fun? Share all of your thoughts in the comments below! OH! And be sure to click through and follow your favorite creators on both Twitter and Tumblr to make your timelines more fun places to be!

And, don’t forget: LET. HIM. IN.

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