10 Wrestling Stories That Prove Haku Was Badass

Stories about the most bada** wrestler of all.


In the world of professional wrestling, or "Sports Entertainment" as Vince McMahon is so insistent on calling it, many carry the label of being a "tough guy".

The world of wrestling contains plenty of athletes with a legitimate pedigree in a "real" sport, be that the many amateur wrestlers that have made their way into the squared circle, Olympians like Kurt Angle and Bad News Allen, or UFC champions such as Brock Lesnar and Ken Shamrock.

However, there is one man whose reputation outshines even that of a machine like Brock Lesnar - Haku.

Haku is a little bit different to the other men mentioned. Rather than having a distinguished amateur career, his early discipline was Sumo, where he performed adequately but didn't truly excel. He eventually moved into professional wrestling, where he never really got above mid-card status in any major wrestling organisation that made use of his services, despite feuding with some of the top stars of the era.

Regardless, the man many also know as Meng has garnered a reputation as being perhaps the toughest man to emerge from the famed pseudo-sport.

Many of these stories are apocryphal in nature, often recounted in shoot interviews or developing as part of the mystique that surrounded the Tongan native. All of them point towards a man who was legitimately feared and respected in equal measure, more so for his adventures outside of the ring than his deeds in front of the millions of pro wrestling fans.

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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