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Ex-WWE star, Gabe Tuft, comes out as transgender woman ‘with confidence’


A retired WWE superstar, formerly known as Gabe Tuft or stage name – Tyler Reks, has come out as a transgender woman.

Born Gabriel Tyler Tuft, the once shredded wrestler with locks now wishes to be formally addressed as Gabbi Tuft, dumping her masculinity “with confidence” to embrace “the side of me that has hidden in the shadows” after wrestling with a secret persona dwelling deep within him.
In a post on her verified Instagram handle, Gabe, now Gabbi, shared a photo of the new look, sitting behind a frame of showcasing the old personality; Gabe.
In a lengthy caption that came along with the post, the 42-year-old says she is no longer afraid and fearful of her new gender, thanking her family and friends for accepting who she is.
After counting down the days to the reveal with several photos on her Instagram page, Gabbi’s story will air exclusively on Extra TV on February 5 with Billy Bush.
The ball dropped early today as this is now worldwide news. This is me. Unashamed, unabashedly me. This is the side of me that has hidden in the shadows, afraid and fearful of what the world would think; afraid of what my family, friends, and followers would say or do.

I am no longer afraid and I am no longer fearful. I can now say with confidence, that I love myself for WHO I am.

The previous eight months have been some of the darkest of my entire life. The emotional turmoil of being transgender and having to face the world has almost ended me on multiple occasions.

However, the day I stopped caring about what other people thought, was the day I truly became limitless and allowed my authentic self to come into the light.

My loving wife, family, and closest friends have accepted me for who I am. To them, I am forever grateful. Your support along the way means more than you will ever know.

I don’t expect everyone to agree or understand. It’s not my place to change any of your core beliefs. Just know that the outer shell may change, but the soul remains the same.

I know that many of you have questions and, as I have promised, they will all be answered. Tomorrow, on Extra, my interview with Billy Bush airs worldwide. I have included a link in the bio to this interview along with my personal coming out video that explains everything (waiting for Instagram to approve my name change and update the bio – please see my story for the link in the meantime).

I promise to always be transparent and truthful with my journey and to be a light to those that are in need.

This is me. Love always, Gabbi Alon Tuft

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