The 2010 WWE Hall Of Fame ceremony occurs at the end of March.
A few nominees have baseball ties. One is Bob Uecker for his several stints as a Wrestlemania broadcaster (Hmm that barrier to entry at the HOF is awfully high).
Perhaps the most deserving honoree is Japanese wrestler and sport ambassador Antonio Inoki. He is most famous in Loge 13 as the guy who fought Muhammad Ali
live in Tokyo on June 25, 1976.
The spectacle was broadcast live at Shea Stadium as part of a giant wrestling spectacular. More details here, although the original video has been removed.
The hype for the matchup was tremendous, although the ffight itself was a dud.
"The rules of the match were announced several months in advance.
However, two days before the match a whole bunch of new rules were
added which severely limited the moves that each man could perform. The
rule change that had a major outcome on this match was that Inoki could
only throw a kick if one of his knees were on the ground. The truth
behind the last minute changes will never really be known as there are
many stories that have been floating around for the past three decades.
In this match, the only losers were the fans. The match itself
was declared a draw. Ali made over $6 million for the match while Inoki
made only $2 million. The wrestling company that he had a stake in got
to keep the gate from the live event and portions of the closed circuit
Congrats on your induction, Inoki.