From Gabe to Gabby: Former WWE superstar finally comes out as transgender
- Gabe Tuft made the long-awaited gender reveal on Thursday, February 4
- He disclosed in a press release that his name would be going from Gabe Tuft to Gabbi Tuft
- Tuft did an interview with Extra TV set to be released on Friday, where he opens up more on his transition and surgery
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Former WWE superstar Gabbi Tuft recently stunned fans after he came out as transgender.
The 42-year-old, who for years wrestled under the stage name Tyler Reks, disclosed the news via a stunning press release shared to the public on Thursday, February 4.
"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."
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The release went on to state that despite his success inside the ring in his heyday, Gabbi was struggling with “a persona deep within him”.
A beautiful, wise, witty and wonderful woman called "Gabbi.” The release continued:
"Finally, with the blessing of his loving wife Priscilla, Gabe is ready to reveal who he really is. "He" is now known as "She"
The former wrestler, who hails from San-Fransisco, is set to divulge further on his transition in an interview scheduled for Friday, February 5 which will be aired on the Extra network.
On Friday, the new Gabbi took to her Instagram to share a photo of herself in front of her previous version looking vibrant and excited.
Reks made his pro wrestling debut back in 2007 and later signed a WWE developmental contract in January 2008.
He started by performing in the Florida Championship Wrestling, which later became WWE NXT.
In 2012, he left the WWE with one of his most notable moments being a PPV match he had during Bragging Rights 2010 Raw vs Smackdown tag team elimination match.
Notably, Gabbi’s case represents a unique, if not the first, in wrestling history and many fans online believe the retired wrestler just might have paved way for others experiencing the same to come out.
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