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General

Robert George "Bob" Uecker (January 26, 1934), is an American former player Major League Baseball and later a sportscaster, comedian and actor. Uecker was given the title of "Mr. Baseball" by TV talk show host Johnny Carson. Since 1971 Uecker has served as a play-by-play announcer for Milwaukee Brewers radio broadcasts.

Bob Uecker and WWE

In March 1987, Uecker appeared at World Wrestling Federation's (now known as WWE) WrestleMania III in Pontiac, Michigan, as the ring announcer for the pay-per-view's main event of Hulk Hogan versus André the Giant. He returned in 1988 at WrestleMania IV as both a ringside announcer and backstage interviewer. One famous WrestleMania segment saw André the Giant choking Uecker. His introduction of Andre from WrestleMania III could be heard in WWE's signature introduction during each of the organization's television broadcasts and home video releases from 2010 to 2011. In 2012 a new signature was introduced.

Uecker was inducted into the Celebrity Wing of the WWE Hall of Fame in 2010, honored for his appearances at Wrestlemania III and Wrestlemania IV.

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