It’s finally official: Bob Uecker is about to add another hall of fame to his bio.
World Wrestling Entertainment officially announced that Uecker will be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame on Saturday during a ceremony at the Dodge Theater in downtown Phoenix. The ceremony will air on USA Network at 10 p.m. CT that night.
Uecker participated in two WrestleManias. In 1987, he appeared as a ringside announcer at WrestleMania III at the Pontiac Silverdome in Detroit. 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,” WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon said in a press release. “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 will be introduced on Saturday by Dick Ebersol, the chairman of NBC Universal Sports & Olympics. A group of Brewers staffers led by media relations director and wrestling fanatic Mike Vassallo will attend Saturday’s ceremony.