We start with a story that is less a recounting of something Haku actually did, and more of a quip that shows just how respected Haku is amongst the wrestlers that he competed with during his peak years.
The quote comes from Jake 'The Snake' Roberts, who portrayed one of the most terrifying characters of the 1980s era WWE. However, when speaking about Haku, Jake created a perfect hypothetical situation that shows just how dangerous the Tongan native is in real life during a shoot interview in 2013. In his own words:
If I had a gun and was sitting inside a tank with one shell left and Meng (Haku) is 300 yards away, he’s mine, right? Well the first thing I’m going to do is jump out of the tank and shoot myself because I don’t want to wound that son of a bitch and have him pissed off at me.
The story, though funny in nature, ably demonstrates the mythology that has come to surround Haku. After all, there has to be a reason that Jake wouldn't feel confident enough to take Haku on, even with a tank and gun to back him up.
Lee Price is a writer for 411mania.com and Starburst Magazine, which is published in the UK. He is currently working as a freelance writer. He hopes to one day fund his addiction to video games by writing about video games, and he maintains a sporadically updated blog at leesrandombulls*it.wordpress.com