Gabbi Tuft’s Transformative Journey: From Alpha Male to Transgender Wrestler
Former WWE star Gabbi Tuft, known by the ring name Tyler Reks during her initial wrestling career, has opened up about the challenging process of shedding 190 pounds of weight and muscle mass as part of her transition into a transgender woman.
Tuft, who publicly came out in 2021, retired from wrestling in 2014 and expressed a desire to make a comeback in the ring after a three-year hiatus.
The Alpha Male Era:
During her first four-year stint with WWE, Tuft, weighing around 280 pounds, adopted a rigorous diet of 10,000 calories a day to cultivate a physique that positioned her as the ‘alpha male of alpha males.’
This period defined her as a dominant force in the wrestling world.
A Powerful Decision to Transition:
Tuft’s decision to medically transition in 2021 marked a profound shift in her life.
Describing herself as the protector and alpha male, she expressed the difficulty of shedding the immense muscle mass built over the years.
Tuft embarked on extensive cardiovascular sessions and adhered to a keto diet while relinquishing weightlifting to achieve her transformation.
Challenges of Transition:
In her candid revelation, Tuft highlighted the challenges of taking estrogen during her transition, equating the experience to a second puberty.
She acknowledged the impact on her marriage, revealing that her wife, Priscilla, was no longer sexually attracted to her during this phase.
The couple is now separated and navigating an amicable divorce.
Navigating Personal Transitions:
Despite the challenges, Tuft emphasized the enduring friendship between her and Priscilla, describing their separation as a journey with ups and downs.
Tuft’s dedication to co-parenting and mutual respect has defined their post-divorce relationship, showcasing a full circle of emotional growth.
Return to Wrestling and Training:
Currently training at ‘The Dungeon 2.0’ under WWE wrestler Natalya and her husband TJ Wilson, Tuft is gearing up for a potential return to the wrestling ring.
While she didn’t secure a main-roster title during her WWE career, Tuft held three championships in the company’s former developmental territory, Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW).
Under the alias Tyler Reks, Tuft clinched the FCW Heavyweight Championship and secured the FCW Tag Team Championship twice.
Her achievements in FCW added to her wrestling legacy, laying the foundation for her resilience and determination in the face of personal and professional transformations.Share on Facebook «||» Share on Twitter «||» Share on Reddit «||» Share on LinkedIn