Donning face paint and spiked shoulder pads, The Road Warriors conquered NWA and WWE in the 1980s and early 1990s. They were dominant, but there was a brief time that the WWE Hall of Famers went their separate ways, resulting in Hawk venturing to the Land of Extreme.

On May 14, 1993, The Road Warrior challenged Jimmy Snuka for the ECW Television Championship. The tag team icon won the match via disqualification, and thus did not win the title. Six months later, Hawk returned at the first-ever ECW November to Remember when he was selected by Sabu in a "dream partner tag team match." The duo challenged Terry Funk & King Kong Bundy for Funk's ECW TV Title. With Hawk by his side, the death-defying Sabu defeated the Amarillo, Texas, native to win the Television Title.

Hawk continued to compete in ECW throughout 1994, battling the likes of Mr. Hughes, Pitbull #1 and Shane Douglas. After declining to participate in the historic NWA World Heavyweight Championship Tournament when the "E" in ECW changed from Eastern to Extreme, Hawk quietly left the Philadelphia-based organization. - Z.L.