WWE superstar reveals he has left the company
Who and why?
Tyler Reks (real name Gabriel Tuft), 33, revealed on his official Twitter page Wednesday that WWE has honored his request to be released from his contract, in order to spend more time with his family.
Reks cited becoming a new father as the primary reason for his desire to leave the company.
Hhad been rarely used on Monday Night Raw and Smackdown since signing with WWE in 2008, but was featured prominently on the promotion's ECW, Superstars, and NXT shows. He most recently teamed up with long-time partner Curt Hawkins on the Aug. 20 edition of Smackdown, debuting a new, but obviously short-lived male strippers gimmick.
Reks' statement regarding his WWE release:
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I just want to say thank you to WWE, Inc. for allowing me to be part of an incredible entertainment experience. On Monday, I asked for my release and the company was gracious enough to grant my request.
I realized recently that being a Superstar means sacrificing certain things, including time with my family. As a new father, my heart broke every time I had to leave to go on the road. I didn't ever want to miss another moment with my daughter, so I made the decision to be a full time dad and hang up my boots.
I will miss everyone in the locker room tremendously as they have all become a second family to me. I want to thank my coaches and teachers that really helped me along the way: Fit Finlay, Arn Anderson, Edge, Christian, Kane, Jericho, Dr. Tom, Norman Smiley, and Billy Kidman.
I also want to thank my boys. You know who you are. Especially though, a huge thank you to Hawkins. You were like a brother to me the last year and I'll miss you and will always love you bro. I wish you the best and thanks for understanding that I had to go be a dad. When she's older, and able to realize what happened, I know Mia will thank you as well.
Thanks to all the dedicated fans of #ReksAndHawkins and to The #RekkingCrew. I would never have survived without you.
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