America retired professional wrestler Gabbi Tuft alias Tyler Reks formerly of WWE Superstar has come out as a transgender.
Speaking at the Wrestling Inc. Daily podcast with the corporations’ Managing Editor Nick Hausman just after she came out trans woman, Gabbi disclosed that she has been liberated
“I’m very very happy. I feel like I have a prison sentence that just [ended], and I’m free,” Tuft described. “It feels absolutely amazing. It’s something that I’ve been hiding for years, and it’s gotten to the point where I just couldn’t hold it inside anymore.
According to the WWE star, living as a man has been a long battle within herself but her story has changed after her transition.
“It was life and death for me at one point where I didn’t want to live another day as a man, and I was ready to end everything. Even though I have a wonderful wife and a daughter, the pain of just presenting as a man was overwhelming, and so when I decided to make the change and start the transition, everything just opened up. It was a huge weight lifted off my shoulders.”
Gabbi also pointed out how her gradual transition would affect her wife Priscilla.
“This was probably August-ish last year in 2020. Priscilla (her wife) had come to me. She’d seen me becoming very depressed, and over the summer, I had been getting dressed up a lot as Gabbi in the evenings when my daughter would go to sleep. And one day Priscilla came to me, and she was like, ‘Hey babe, I know this is you, but I’m having a really difficult time in the day time because I still see you dressed up as a woman at night.’ And I took that immediately
She wanted to badly ditch ‘Gabbi’ and be the man that his wife knew but it was not easy as the urge to be true to himself was stronger and initially, he came out to share with the world.
“Being a kind of an extremist, I said, ‘Okay, no problem. Gabbi’s gone. Don’t worry about it,’ and she was like, ‘No, no, that’s not what I mean.’ I’m like, ‘No, no, this is stupid. This is dumb. This is some dumb thing I’m going through. It’s a phase,’ and so I just basically killed it off, but it became very very painful, extremely painful to the point where — I’ve come out telling everybody that I did steroids for years.
To maintain his image as Tyler Reks, Gabbi revealed that he used steroids for the longest.
“And my thing was as soon as Priscilla said that, I ran to the bathroom, and I grabbed my gear and I shot up a bunch of Test (testosterone) and Tren (trenbolone) right away to go the most opposite way that I could from Gabbi. And I remember loading the syringe and pushing the syringe into my shoulder, and as I did, I just felt like I was killing Gabbi. And I could just feel the light going out, and it was painful, but I thought I was over it.”
Despite the transition, Gabbi claims that she still loves his family and that he is not a homosexual as people might end up concluding that she now is.
“I think that there’s a lot of misconceptions where people go, ‘oh, okay, he’s now transitioning to a female, so he’s automatically gay,’ which I’m not. I’m still very straight,” Gabbi stated. “I’m very attracted to females. I’m very attracted to my wife, and so that is something that I think a lot of, especially males, they get a little apprehensive.