FULL METAL WRESTLING flexes news that Uecker is on the short list to join the WWE Hall of Fame in 2008. The wrestling outfit (the company, we mean, not the tights) has been holding yearly induction ceremonies, honoring those who have done so much for pro wrestling…er, sports entertainment.
Uecker was the special-guest announcer for the Hulk Hogan vs. Andre the Giant match at Wrestlemania III. The 1987 show reportedly broke the all-time indoor event attendance record, as over 93,000 fans were said to have packed the Pontiac Silverdome.
Uecker’s nomination shouldn’t be a surprise, as the WWE HOF has already purloined a plaque for another baseball buffoon: