Haku has provided insights into the origins of his legendary toughness, attributing it to his rich Tongan heritage.
Widely recognised as one of the most formidable figures in the wrestling world, Haku’s reputation for toughness extends beyond the ring, with numerous tales of post-wrestling event altercations contributing to his iconic status.
In a candid conversation with Sportskeeda, Haku opened up about how his upbringing in Tonga played a pivotal role in shaping his resilience and fortitude, characteristics that defined his illustrious wrestling career. He emphasised the challenges he encountered and the responsibility he felt to support his family, shedding light on his journey from a Third World Country to global recognition. While acknowledging the widespread perception of his toughness, he expressed gratitude for the recognition while modestly downplaying the acclaim. Reflecting on the hardships faced by his family and the collective effort to elevate the name of Tonga, he underscored the driving force behind his unwavering determination.
My parents, my grandparents, my cousins, my hundredth cousin…they wanted me to send money home. I had to fight my way for everything, to send money home,
Additionally, he addressed the misconceptions surrounding professional wrestling, particularly the occasional confrontations with individuals who sought to challenge wrestlers outside the ring. Recounting instances where he became the unintended target, Haku highlighted the misunderstanding among those who failed to grasp the scripted nature of the sport.
There are people out there who don’t understand wrestling, who wanted to try the wrestlers, and the wrestler they faced just happened to be me,
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