Former WWE Superstar Tyler Reks came forward about her transition into Gabbi Tuft last year, and she has received a ton of support for her move since day one. Tuft eventually requested her release from WWE, as she wanted to spend more time with her family. That said, she has now claimed she was denied entry backstage while visiting a Smackdown taping earlier this year.

While speaking with TVInsider in a recent interview, the former Tyler Reks talked about the time she visited a taping of Friday Night Smackdown at the Madison Square Garden in August this year.

Tuft noted that she wasn’t aware of the reason why she wasn’t allowed backstage during the taping. Tuft noted that she still has a good relationship with WWE. Tuft further added that her returning to WWE as she is now would make history in a big way.

“No. I’m not sure why they didn’t want me backstage or they wouldn’t let me backstage. WWE may have had reasons for production purposes or didn’t have the time to clarify what media I was interested in filming for my social media. I don’t have any answers to that. I have a good relationship with them….This is history though if I can step back in the ring, let alone a WWE ring. Former male superstar coming back as who I am right now, it’s history waiting to be written.” 


Gabbi Tuft already made it clear she wants to return to the ring after an 11-year hiatus. We will have to wait and see whether the former WWE Superstar will end up returning as her current self to WWE, as that would certainly be history.

What’s your opinion on this story? Are you shocked she wasn’t allowed backstage during the Smackdown taping? Let us know in the comments section below!

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