When people are discussing professional wrestling, many people like to refer to it as a soap opera for men. In reality, the show is more akin to reality television in many ways and that makes it no surprise to see professional wrestlers jumping from one to the other. The most recent instance saw former Ring Of Honor and Tna Impact Wrestling star Kenny King appear as a contestant on this season's "The Bachelorette."

Kenny King spoke to ESPN about his appearance

Kenny King said that he only had to miss five or six shows to appear on "The Bachelorette" but one of them was the biggest Ring of Honor show of the year - Supercard of Honor.

King said that he didn't miss too much time but he missed some big money shows that cost him a bit.

While missing the shows to vie for the love of Rachel Lindsay, Kenny King ended up outlasting 22 other men but he still finished in ninth place and left the show after Week 6. Kenny said that returning to Ring of Honor wasn't that hard because they were very supportive of him trying to win the reality show but he also said that he experienced something on the show that he will retain.

Kenny King said that there is no phone and distractions while on "The Bachelorette" and that is something that he feels will help him in wrestling in the future. He said that it will help him focus more on wrestling.

He also said that missing the time to film the reality show made him realize how appreciative he is of his professional wrestling career.

Other wrestling stars and reality shows

While Kenny King appearing on "The Bachelorette" may seem strange to professional wrestling fans, wrestlers appearing on reality shows is nothing new.

There was, of course, the case of a former reality television star making the jump to wrestling when The Miz went from "The Real World" to the WWE.

There was also the case of Chris Jericho competing on "Dancing with the Stars" in 2011. Jericho did well on the show and ended up leaving after placing in seventh place with partner Cheryl Burke.

TNA Impact Wrestling stars Robbie E and Brooke were on "The Amazing Race," where they finished fourth.

On the other side of things, both John Cena and The Rock have hosted reality competition shows. Cena is the host of a show called "American Grit" and The Rock hosted a show called "The Hero." Finally, there are the actual reality TV stars like Hulk Hogan and "Hogan Knows Best" and the "Total Divas" and "Total Bellas" shows.

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