World Wrestling Entertainment today officially announced that Brewers play-by-play announcer Bob Uecker will be inducted into its hall of fame. Uecker will be inducted by Dick Ebersol, Chairman, NBC Universal Sports & Olympics, at the 2010 WWE Hall of Fame ceremony at the Dodge Theater in Phoenix this Saturday. The ceremony will air on USA Network at 10 p.m.
Uecker participated in two WrestleManias. In 1987, Uecker appeared as a ringside announcer at WrestleMania III at the Pontiac Silverdome and the next year, Uecker was the backstage interviewer at WrestleMania IV at Trump Plaza in Atlantic City.
"Bob Uecker cemented his place in WWE history with his appearances at WrestleMania III and IV," said WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon. "Seeing the huge hands of WWE Hall of Famer Andre the Giant around Uecker's neck is a clip that became immortalized in pop culture history."
Uecker was inducted in the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame in 2003, and the National Radio Hall of Fame in 2001.
Others to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame on March 27, as part of WrestleMania week, include pop culture icon Gorgeous George, Ted "The Million Dollar Man" DiBiase Sr., former Women's Champion Wendi Richter, Maurice "Mad Dog" Vachon, Stu Hart and Japanese legend Antonio Inoki.