|"For me, when I first met him, we had our first conversation and it was really an honor to be someone who just knew him. He was an incredible talent in the ring and educated man on the outside. He was well spoken, kind, and he kept asking me what he could do to help. He was willing to do anything to help the AWWL,and he just thought that it was wonderful that we were bringing Big Time Wrestling back to the days of my dad (The Sheik). It was a true honor to meet and know him... he had a good heart, and I just hope that Road Warrior Animal will be able to join us in carrying on the Road Warrior tradition. Hawk was part of the greatest Tag Team in wrestling history. Right now I'm hurt and saddened by this loss. I hope that the public will understand that these guys get in the ring and punish their bodies for what they love to do. Hawk was one of those guys that just went out there and gave 100% every time. It was a true honor to meet and know such a great man, and my thoughts and prayers as well as the thoughts and prayers of everyone in the All World Wrestling League are with Hawk's family at this time. He will be greatly missed."