Tyler Reks Confirms WWE Departure

Tyler Reks confirmed on Twitter he has indeed left WWE. According to Reks, he requested his release on Monday to spend more time with his family. Below is a snippet of his explanation:

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.

Click here to read what Reks had to say in its entirety.

  • Patrick Peralta

    I can understand him wanting to spend more time with his family and his daughter…. still he was a good talent and will be missed.

  • J-Dub

    Enjoy being a DAD!

  • PainOfDemise

    I can respect that. Sucks that he had to leave before he ever got a chance. Hope he has fun being a father.

  • kbunyon

    I will honestly miss Reks. He's one that I've been hoping would make it since he first appeared as a surfer in WWECW. I am bummed that he is gone from the WWE, but I hope that being with his family will bring him the fulfillment he obviously wasn't getting in the WWE.


    • The arbiter

      I did not like his surfer gimmick at all. But I really warmed to the "dreadlock demolition man" that was a great gimmick and had real potential.

      Much respect for his decision to focus on family though

  • Thumpa

    Wow I will actually miss him, at least he’s gone for the right reasons! Fair play Reks.

  • Tim

    It’s not like he was being used good anyway

  • Ricky

    It's a shame he never got a steady push, it looked like he was pretty decent all around. However being a father comes first and I hope he has alot of luck with that.

  • The Dude

    Thank you Reks!

  • Gentleman Jock

    If he had a huge push I doubt he’d leave. Just saying

  • Matt

    I've always been a fan of his looks and work. What little we got to enjoy of him was amazing. I hope, one day, we see him again. Best of luck to being a father.

  • nWo 4 Life

    Oh Billy Kidman…

  • _JIM_

    Off to TNA where they will act like his arrival is big news. Kind of like they did with Chavo. Like us fans didn’t see their WWE careers or something and don’t remember that they weren’t top stars there or something…

  • Ben

    Surley he still need to work for the bills so might see him pop up somewhere

  • Jbhc

    Got alot of respect for him for doing this