It’s not exactly as prestigious as the one in Cooperstown, but Bob Uecker is getting ready for induction into another Hall of Fame — the WWE version.
As noted in Anthony Witrado’s notes from Friday, the announcement of Uecker’s inclusion in the WWE’s Class of 2010 is expected in the next few days. If the current pattern holds, we can probably expect the official announcement during Monday night’s episode of “Raw,” as previous inductees this year — Antonio Inoki, “The Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase, “Mad Dog” Vachon, and Wendi Richter — had video packages announcing their induction during the show.
If you’re wondering what Ueck has to do with pro wrestling, he served as the “master of ceremonies” at WrestleMania III (where Hulk Hogan famously fought Andre the Giant) and WrestleMania IV. According to Witrado, Vince McMahon has been trying to get Uecker involved in the Hall of Fame ceremonies — traditionally held on the eve of WrestleMania — but the Brewers’ schedule has always kept it from happening.
One of the more memorable WrestleMania moments involving Ueck: Andre choking him out following an interview.
Knowing Uecker, the induction speech should be good.