I have trouble against most characters of the ‘grappler’ archetype.
Zangief: Don’t even try to throw out a divekick against this guy. Can’t get close enough to push any buttons without getting SPD, or just simply out poked. However, if I play it smart, and use palms at all the right spots plus to build that very sad amount of meter on whiff, I can best him.
T.Hawk: Lmfao…What are we supposed to do against this guy? Please someone enlighten me. This is probably my most difficult match and if I know this is who my opponent will play I just switch to E. Ryu.
Abel: Once I get stuck in his vortex, I have a really tough time getting out with no meter, and if Yang is stuck in between those damn rolls and command throws for any amount of time he dies very, very quick. During a neutral state I can handle him alright though.
Hakan: As few times as I have played this match, I would say it is fairly difficult. Once he gets his mixup game started, it can really devastate Yang if you guess wrong too many times. But, if I get my mixups started first, it’s pretty free…unless he has U2. Once he has that stocked you can’t abuse the air against him anymore.