This isn’t a bad match for Hawk per se. This how I view the matchup:
Ultra selection: U1. Punishes Bad Condor Dives and Hawk’s floaty ass jump in general.
What Honda wants to do: Headbutt, turtle. NOT GET KNOCKED DOWN (not so much a problem with DWU). Hit Hawk when he does Condor Spire. Punish bad Condor Dives, pressure him on his wakeup. Neutral jump fierce to discourage jumping. Poke with JabxHands, s.mp, s.hk and s.hp.
Ultra Selection: U2 imo. Not enough opportunities to land U1. U2 will punish Honda for doing buttslam too much or trying to jump out of Hawk Pressure in general.
What Hawk wants to do: Poke with c.mk, c.mp, s.hk and c.hk . Build meter with Condor Spire. Knock Honda down. Make really good reads on Honda’s defensive options. Not get hit by a billion headbutts (that you can’t punish!) Whiff Condor Dive for mixup.
Generally this matchup is played much like the Gief vs Honda matchup: mid-range, just outside of jump-in range. You definitely don’t want to be trying to jump at Honda, especially when he’s charged. What makes this matchup annoying for Hawk is that he can’t punish Headbutt unless he makes a remarkable read. A good Honda isn’t gonna let you try to muscle your way in either in the footsie game. Since a lot of Hawk’s like to walk forward a lot, be prepared to walk and crouch block a lot, because otherwise you’re gonna eat a lot of s.hk. Also, learn the spacing to make Condor Spire whiff, but outside of being able to be punished by Honda. Condor dive is risky, because if Hawk gets it blocked, he eats a HB at LEAST. Be patient and punish Honda’s habits. Honda definitely doesn’t want to be knocked down against you or in the corner.
As far as combos go, this matchup isn’t too combo heavy. it’s definitely a footsies grind, as with most matches that are Grappler vs Honda. But Hawk did get a fun new tool with his Condor Spire being more amazing and he can get a meter lead on Honda very quickly. If you get a life lead, try to force Honda to come to you. Honda’s approach when he’s down in life can be very telegraphed and he’ll have to take many unsafe risks to regain a life lead once he’s lost it.