The heat was on Montel Vontavious Porter from the moment he entered the ring for his Inferno Match with Kane at Armageddon… but it wasn't just from the fans who were trying to boo him out of the Richmond Coliseum. It was the eight-foot, 500-degree flames surrounding the ring that ultimately claimed him Sunday night. Though he'd be transported to a local burn unit for treatment, one thing was clear: MVP may have lost a lot more than a grueling contest to the Big Red Monster.

As documented by WWE.com throughout the hours building up to Armageddon, MVP tried acting unconcerned about going into a match where the sole stipulation is to set your opponent on fire. Having defeated Kane on two previous occasions—a Street Fight and a Steel Cage Match—he had claimed that he would be celebrating another victory at Armageddon. But as Kane joined him inside the ring and summoned the flames to erupt from all four corners, it dawned on MVP that he was in the devil's burning playground.

The loud, crackling flames threatened to melt the very ring ropes as they flared up several feet with every impact made on the mat. MVP tried desperately to mount an offense against the Big Red Monster, who at one point delivered a Chokeslam from Hell that shot the flames up to their highest point, and brought every WWE fan in the arena to their feet.

Those same WWE fans continued standing as Kane removed one of the corner turnbuckles, then ignited it so he could set his opponent on fire. Narrowly escaping, MVP nearly stole the victory with a series of dropkicks that sent the Big Red Monster rolling toward the flames. But Kane dodged the final blow, and when MVP tried escaping his wrath by climbing up the top rope, he threw him over the fire, near the announcers' table. He then climbed up top and followed MVP to the outside, delivering a near-fatal blow from above.

Eerily smiling as the flames danced beside them, Kane dragged MVP over to the steel ring post and proceeded to set his back on fire. Screaming in agony, MVP ran back toward the steel ramp, but the pain proved too much; he was unconscious by the time officials doused the flames on his back with fire extinguishers, then rushed him to the back for immediate medical attention. Meanwhile Kane, still smiling, returned to the ring and celebrated in the middle of what truly looked like Hell on Earth.

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The heat was on Montel Vontavious Porter from the moment he entered the ring for his Inferno Match with Kane at Armageddon… but it wasn't just from the fans who were trying to boo him out of the Richmond Coliseum. It was the eight-foot, 500-degree flames surrounding the ring that ultimately claimed him Sunday night. Though he'd be transported to a local burn unit for treatment, one thing was clear: MVP may have lost a lot more than a grueling contest to the Big Red Monster.

As documented by WWE.com throughout the hours building up to Armageddon, MVP tried acting unconcerned about going into a match where the sole stipulation is to set your opponent on fire. Having defeated Kane on two previous occasions—a Street Fight and a Steel Cage Match—he had claimed that he would be celebrating another victory at Armageddon. But as Kane joined him inside the ring and summoned the flames to erupt from all four corners, it dawned on MVP that he was in the devil's burning playground.

The loud, crackling flames threatened to melt the very ring ropes as they flared up several feet with every impact made on the mat. MVP tried desperately to mount an offense against the Big Red Monster, who at one point delivered a Chokeslam from Hell that shot the flames up to their highest point, and brought every WWE fan in the arena to their feet.

Those same WWE fans continued standing as Kane removed one of the corner turnbuckles, then ignited it so he could set his opponent on fire. Narrowly escaping, MVP nearly stole the victory with a series of dropkicks that sent the Big Red Monster rolling toward the flames. But Kane dodged the final blow, and when MVP tried escaping his wrath by climbing up the top rope, he threw him over the fire, near the announcers' table. He then climbed up top and followed MVP to the outside, delivering a near-fatal blow from above.

Eerily smiling as the flames danced beside them, Kane dragged MVP over to the steel ring post and proceeded to set his back on fire. Screaming in agony, MVP ran back toward the steel ramp, but the pain proved too much; he was unconscious by the time officials doused the flames on his back with fire extinguishers, then rushed him to the back for immediate medical attention. Meanwhile Kane, still smiling, returned to the ring and celebrated in the middle of what truly looked like Hell on Earth.

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