You may not recognize the name Gabe Tuft but you likely do know the name Tyler Reks. He worked for WWE from 2008 to 2012, first in developmental and then bouncing around from ECW to NXT to SmackDown to everything in between before abruptly quitting the company to retire from the business to be a family man.
He's kept mostly quiet since then but just last night (Dec. 2, 2012), he went on a big Twitter rant opening up about his time with WWE and his experiences with those who work there, namely a run-in with John Cena where Cena apparently threatened Tuft's job if he didn't stop using a certain move.
Some dirt (transcription via Wrestling Inc):
"Trying to think of some good dirt I could spill about WWE. Prepare yourselves...
"Anyone want to know what top guy forced me to stop using the burning hammer - even after it appeared on SD/RAW and PPV's? ... 1st house show loop, Cena asks pulls me aside, degrades me like I'm 10 years & tells me if I use it again I'd me fired. He yelled at me & said, 'Who gave u permission to use that'? Apparently he hadn't been watching the product 4 the last 8 months... Or perhaps how he stole our idea to get fired, use social media to get over, & run in from the crowd (Given to Miz & Truth)... I still have the promo DVD our idea was burned onto when Cena supposedly helped us with the idea - then lied & said it wasn't stolen later.
"People say I'm bitter now. No, I just think truth is in order. Don't want people to be disillusioned like I was.
"Anyone have a story about the world's biggest baby? Oh, I do ... Dude's been on his bus for years, decides to come to the locker room & starts yelling at everyone to take their bags to their cars... All because a new WHC was putting on his boots on the floor. He ALWAYS puts his boots on on the floor.
"Edge, Christian, Jericho, Kane, Taker, Kofi, Truth - all good guys... Ziggler = stand up dude. Great guy. Talented. Good heart and works hard. @ZackRyder is a great dude. Innovated& determined to that last ounce. Wrestling is all he ever wanted to do. Great guy.
"Swags? Good guy. Nothing bad to say. Love the dude. Riley? Great guy - talented. Would be over as all hell if a certain someone wasn't holding him down... #YouKnowWho
"Randy [Orton]'s actually very cool. Got a lot of respect for him. Calm, mellow, helpful. I dig the guy. Keep cheerin him."