Former WWE Superstar Tyler Reks (Gabe Tuft) has transitioned to a woman named Gabbi Tuft.
It was announced today that Tuft will explain who he really is and detail his transgender story on Friday’s episode of Extra TV, which airs in syndication. Gabe is making the transition with full support from his wife, Priscilla Tuft.
Tuft began building to the reveal on Instagram a few weeks back, which came after he cut off his signature dreadlocks.
Reks made his pro wrestling debut back in 2007, and later signed to a WWE developmental contract in January 2008, starting out with Florida Championship Wrestling, what later became WWE NXT. Reks left WWE in August 2012 after a run on the main roster.
Stay tuned for more on Tuft’s transition. You can see a photo of the new look below, along with the full press release and some of the related Instagram posts from the past several weeks:
FROM GABE TO “GABBI”. GABE TUFT, A FORMER WWE SUPERSTAR, (Ring Name “TYLER REKS”) MAKES A LONG AWAITED GENDER REVEAL EXCLUSIVELY ON EXTRA TV
With a flair for flying kicks, quick takedown tricks and flowing dreadlocks, Gabe Tuft was once the WWE Superstar “Tyler Reks”, a tough pro wrestler who made opponents quiver. To the cheer of millions of adoring fans, he battled in iconic WWE mega TV events seen across the wrestling world such as Raw, SmackDown and WrestleMania.
But Gabe gave up all of that WWE fanfare to spend precious time with two of his most loyal fans: his wife Priscilla and their little daughter. To Gabe, getting more time to be a dad to his daughter was priceless. It was the main reason why he left the WWE. Together with Priscilla, they created “BODY SPARTAN”, a fitness company with an app to positively transform the body, mind and spirit of men and women through targeted video workouts, nutritional programs and motivational sessions.
Despite his successes during and after his WWE career, Gabe was still wrestling with a secret persona dwelling deep within him. This is a persona he has been hiding in the loud silence of his soul since childhood. Finally, with the blessing of his loving wife Priscilla, Gabe is ready to reveal who he really is. “He” is now known as “She”: A beautiful, wise, witty and wonderful woman called “Gabbi”.
Gabbi is about to share her thrilling story of gender transitioning from a former WWE Superstar, Body Builder, Fitness Guru, Motivational Speaker and Motorcycle Racer to a fun-loving and fabulous female. She has been finally set free and ready to rule her world.
This is a story that wrestling and other sports fans, friends and followers must not miss, especially many in the LGBTQ community dealing with challenging transgender issues, who Gabbi and Priscilla are willing to help. Airing exclusively on Extra on Friday, Feb. 5, 2021. Tune in to your local listing for this exclusive story.