The Bachelor's first group date paid tribute to a certain Netflix hit with a wrestling date. Apparently, though, there's not a lot of crossover between Bachelor fans and pro wrestling fans (seriously, y'all didn't watch GLOW? Get it together! That's a great show!). Viewers on Twitter weren't really into it, except for one part: the triumphant return of Pretty Boy Pitbull Kenny King!
Kenny was a fan favorite on Rachel's season of The Bachelorette. He was a really sweet, funny dude who missed his daughter so much that he left the show to go home to her. He's also a professional wrestler. He showed up and put the hurtin' on Arie Luyendyk Jr, who wrestled in business casual. He was barely even trying. Kenny threw him around until Arie turned the tables on him and pinned him. Badly. Kenny got jobbed. Arie had the good sense to know he didn't look cool during this date. What a jabroni.
Fans were loving Kenny, though.
literally SCREAMED when Kenny came out to wrestle Ari. love you Kenny ❤️ #TheBachelor— sarah 🌚 (@SARAH_HACHE) January 16, 2018
Omg so happy to see Kenny back on #TheBachelor!!— Lauren Wannermeyer 🐱 (@colormelauren) January 16, 2018
KENNY'S SPECIAL APPEARANCE IS EVERYTHING YAAAAS I LOVE THIS DATE #thebachelor— Odett Guzman (@Jam_1921) January 16, 2018
So much that some folks were saying he saved a flopping date.
Wow Kenny's appearance was the only thing that could possibly save this episode #TheBachelor— deanna (@de6giala18) January 16, 2018
Everything was garbage until Kenny arrived and everything will be garbage after #TheBachelor— Mic Mic Bungee (@LadyOfSpain17) January 16, 2018
Because they weren't enjoying the wrestling.
Kenny took a dive and lost, because the Bachelor can't get beat on his own show.
A lot of people seem like they actually would prefer if Kenny were the Bachelor instead.
Hoping Kenny incapacitates Ari enough that Kenny replaces him and becomes the new bachelor #TheBachelor— jessica cosmas (@cozziemomoxie) January 16, 2018
KENNY IS BACK AND I WOULD RATHER KENNY BE THE BACHELOR CAN WE SWITCH #Bachelor— Stef (@stefscorch) January 16, 2018
Honestly, Kenny King is exponentially more interesting than Arie.#TheBachelor— Ken Childs (@TheKenChilds) January 16, 2018
The episode photos on ABC's press site includes a shot of something that didn't make the episode, which is honestly so disappointing. Check this out:
I think I speak for all of us when I say "please show me Chris Harrison hitting someone with a chair." He gets so little to do these days, and the one time he gets to do something cool, it gets cut! ABC should release it as a deleted scene. I need to see Chris Harrison's heel turn.
The Bachelor airs Mondays at 8/7c on ABC.