Indy News Update #1 for December 8, 2011
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Greg DeMarco sent this in.

411Mania & The VOC Nation’s Greg DeMarco Show welcomed international superstar The Almighty Sheik to this past week’s program. The Sheik, known worldwide for his controversial gimmick and newsworthy NWA World Heavyweight Championship reign, didn’t hold back in this rare and exclusive interview.

The Sheik discussed his NWA World Championship—how the reign came about, why he was stripped of the title, his interactions with the National Wrestling Alliance, and how he feels about it today. The Sheik covers nearly every aspect of his reign in this exclusive interview. The Sheik also went into detail about his controversial gimmick—why he chose that gimmick, the blessings he received before performing, and the reactions he gets worldwide. The Sheik also responds to the common criticisms that his gimmick plays on negative stereotypes, is inappropriate and insensitive in 2011, and that he stole the gimmick. Much more is included in this 45-minute interview with The AlmightsSheik, including his role with Zero-1 Wrestling (both in Japan and the USA), his partnership with former WWE Superstar MVP, and his upcoming venture preserving the legacy of Bruiser Brody.

To listen to this great interview, head over to The show can be accessed directly at

The Greg DeMarco Show with Greg DeMarco & Patrick O’Dowd, presented by and streaming worldwide through the Voice of Choice Nation—airs live every Tuesday at 10:30 PM eastern time. Discussing current event in professional wrestling—including RAW, Smackdown, TNA, Ring of Honor and several US independent promotions and regularly features guests from Ring of Honor, Pro Wrestling Guerrilla, and countless other promotions, Greg and Patrick present opinionated analysis on the wrestling world that remains rooted in a love, passion and respect for the business. The show is presented live on Tuesday nights by 411Mania at and streams worldwide each Saturday through Monday via Bruce Wirt’s Voice of Choice Nation at You can reach the show via e-mail at