Professional wrestler Gisele Shaw has come out as transgender saying it's "super-scary" to open up about her true self,

The 33-year-old who is signed to IMPACT Wrestling explained the timing of her announcement saying, "There is really no perfect time to be coming out.

It’s my journey. Now just felt right for me," she told the San Francisco Chronicle.

Shaw says her sisters look up to her not only because she's living her dream professionally ... but also personally.

Shaw has been wrestling for a number of years now -- she made her debut with IMPACT a few months ago

 where she successfully picked up a W over Lady Frost after delivering a vicious corkscrew.

IMPACT Wrestling exec Scott D'Amore has already thrown his support behind Shaw's decision to come out publicly ... telling the SF Chronicle

"Gisele Shaw is a woman and a valued member of our roster."

D'Amore reassured wrestling fans that Shaw's role "will not be affected or in any way changed by her disclosing she’s transgender to the wider public."