The angle abruptly ended when the Powers of Pain left the NWA after finding out they were booked against the Road Warriors in a series of Scaffold Matches and they did not want to get hurt by falling off the scaffold.. Hawk competed as a singles wrestler in Europe, Australia, and Japan and although he won nearly every singles match he competed in, he was usually seen (by North American and Japanese fans at least) as a tag team wrestler. Being forced to act out Hegstrand's personal demons onscreen eventually proved too much for both Hegstrand and Laurinaitis, and both men quit the company shortly after the "Puke killed Hawk" incident..
He was billed as "Crusher Von Haig" and wrestled in Vancouver.  The move paid off instantly as they won the inaugural Jim Crockett, Sr. Memorial Cup Tag Team Tournament and feuded with the top stars of the NWA such as The Four Horsemen and The Russian Team (which included the Road Warriors’ old training buddy Barry Darsow, then wrestling as Krusher Khrushchev).  In their last year with the NWA, the Warriors feuded mainly with The Varsity Club, The Samoan Swat Team, and The Skyscrapers before leaving the NWA in the summer of 1990.
Library of Congress Control Number: n2011000232Virtual International Authority File: 165548092 WorldCat Identities (via VIAF): 165548092, World Wrestling Federation / World Wrestling Entertainment, https://nl.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Road_Warrior_Hawk&oldid=56750476, Creative Commons Naamsvermelding/Gelijk delen, NWA International Tag Team Championship (1 keer met, AWA World Tag Team Championship (1 keer met Road Warrior Animal), CWA World Heavyweight Championship (1 keer), World Japan Tag Team Championship (1 keer met Road Warrior Animal), NWA National Tag Team Championship (4 keer met Road Warrior Animal), i-Generation Tag Team Championship (2 keer met Road Warrior Animal), IPW Tag Team Championship (1 keer met Road Warrior Animal), NWA World Six-Man Tag Team Championship (3 keer; 2x met Road Warrior Animal en Dusty Rhodes en 1x met Road Warrior Animal en, NWA World Tag Team Championship (1 keer met Road Warrior Animal), Iron Team Tournament (1989; keer met Road Warrior Animal), Jim Crockett Sr. Memorial Cup Tag Team Tournament (1986; met Road Warrior Animal), MEWF Tag Team Championship (1 keer met Ultimate Comet), Professional Championship Wrestling (Texas), PWC Tag Team Championship (1 keer met Road Warrior Animal). , During the Attitude Era, in which the WWF moved towards a more "adult" product, the Legion of Doom was placed into a storyline incorporating Hegstrand's real-life drug addiction and alcoholism, against the wishes of both Hegstrand and Laurinaitis.  Although Hawk and Animal came up short in their attempt to become three-time champions, it was clear that Hawk had defeated the demons that had once kept him from competing, and the Road Warriors had hopes of returning to WWE. Despite being heels at the time and using brutal tactics against Stan Lane and "Beautiful" Bobby Eaton, once again they were cheered by the crowd.