Actor and Major League Baseball personality Bob Uecker is set to be inducted into this year’s WWE Hall of Fame class, reports the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
In 1987, Uecker appeared as a ringside announcer at WrestleMania III in Pontiac, Michigan, followed by a return the following year at WrestleMania IV as both a ringside announcer and backstage interviewer. One famous Wrestlemania segment saw André the Giant choking Uecker.
WWE officials have been after “Mr. Baseball” for years to be inducted, but it always conflicted with the Milwaukee Brewers’ schedule, and he declined. This year, the ceremony takes place Mar. 27 in Phoenix, before the Brew Crew break spring training.
“It’s going to be a hoot,” said Uecker.
The official announcement is expected to be made during the Mar. 22 Raw when baseball great Pete Rose hosts.
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