Tuft at a red carpet event in Hollywood; February 2012
|Ring name(s)||Tyler Reks
|Billed height||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Billed weight||246 lb (112 kg)|
|Born||November 1, 1978
San Francisco, California
|Billed from||Laguna Beach, California|
|Trained by||Mike Bell
Ultimate Pro Wrestling
|Retired||August 22, 2012|
Gabriel Allan Tuft (born November 1, 1978 in San Francisco, California) is an American retired professional wrestler who is best known for working for WWE where he competed under the ring name Tyler Reks. He wrestled on their Raw, SmackDown and ECW brands. During his time in Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW), Tuft was a one-time FCW Florida Heavyweight Champion and a one-time FCW Florida Tag Team Champion with Johnny Curtis.
Tuft debuted on ECW and was also in a pre-show battle royal at WrestleMania XXVI which was won by Yoshi Tatsu. Recently Tuft was on Team SmackDown at the 2010 version of Bragging Rights when they won the trophy for the second time in a row.
He asked to be released from his WWE contract on August 21, 2012 because he wanted to retire from professional wrestling and spend more time with his family.
References[change | change source]
- "WWE News: Tyler Reks details his decision to leave WWE - was there a breaking point?, will he ever wrestle again? (w/AUDIO)". Pro Wrestling Torch. August 28, 2012. http://pwtorch.com/artman2/publish/WWE_News_3/article_64680.shtml. Retrieved September, 2012.