The Calm Before: Check Please

We are a little more than 24 hours away from bell time at the Forrest Lodge in Sellersville. As Phil Collins sang, I can feel it in the air tonight. Something big is going to happen. You should be there to see it.
There’s going to be a battle for… dominance. Excellence’s Unstoppable Force and Excellence’s Immovable Object as the Boar takes on Oleg The Usurper one more time. This will be a proverbial game of chicken except neither man will flinch. Last time these two squared off, it took the bulwark of Oleg The Usurper… the golden chest plate to stop the War Pig’s onslaught. At Check Please, both men will be bringing the heavy artillery and this very well could be the end of this war of attrition!
There’s going to be a battle for… supremacy for Hallowicked. In his four way elimination match, Sleepy Hollow’s favored son looks to become the first person to gain the 10 wins required to participate in the Excellence Championship Series. Only issue is that Hallowicked will need to find a way to defeat two of these men: Blind Rage, Smiley and Havoc! He’s already gotten the best of Smiley and Blind Rage once before in the House of Excellence, as well as being successful in the first four way eliminator in Excellence history! Can Havoc be the x-factor that he knows he can be and play spoiler to Hallowicked’s path to the number one spot? Will Smiley soar to new heights and claim the winner’s share? Will Blind Rage outlast and outwit the competition and walk out with the victory? Or will Hallowicked continue on the path he’s set before him and claim his rightful spot atop the Excellence Championship Series leaderboard?
There’s going to be a battle for… acceptance for Dan Champion. After losing his place in the triad known as Team Champion, Dan has fallen out of favor with his Champion In Training, Ken Broadway and the new leader of the team, Gran Akuma. While Akuma will have his hands full once more with Rembrandt Lewis, Ken Broadway will do something he never dreamed that he would need to, face Dan Champion. A win here for Ken Broadway will solidify Team Akuma, proving that Dan Champion was indeed the weak link and that the training for Ken Broadway’s championship aspirations are complete. However, for Dan Champion, a win here will prove that there’s definitely room in Team Akuma for a Champion. Can Broadway be able to shut out his personal feelings for his first mentor and pick up the W or will Dan live up to his name and earn his way back into the good graces of Team Akuma.
There’s going to be a battle for… retribution for Nick and Ariela Nyx. Last month, Ariela Nyx was the target of the most heinous action in Excellence Professional Wrestling history when Anthony Gangone connected with a Roaring Elbow out of nowhere to the unsuspecting manager of Nick The Silent Assassin. Anthony Gangone feels that he has been wronged by the Excellence Competition Committee for not allowing him to compete on his ankle last month, comparing his ankle injury to Nick’s disability! Nick, while silent by circumstance, looks to speak with his actions at Check Please. Can Nick’s heart and determination topple the beastly tandem of One Night Only? Will One Night Only overlook the competitive spirit of Ariela Nyx?
There’s going to be a battle for… self-respect for Danger Jameson. The self-sentenced Trial Series for Danger Jameson continues at Check Please as Excellence’s glorified stuntman takes on the cult classic, Cheeseburger! As loved as Danger Jameson is in Sellersville, Cheeseburger is in the landscape of wrestling! Will Good Ole’ Dange be able to score the victory over his inner demons about “the incident” that set his career in stunting spiraling downhill?
All this and more at Sellersville! The New York Cheffin’ Crew, Too Many Cooks are back in town serving up some more Sloppy Joe knuckle sandwiches to the Lucha Raptor and Argus! We’ve got “Lady Excellence” Deonna Purrazzo returning taking on the debuting Vanity, and Will and I will be calling all the action live for Smart Mark Video!
You know I’ll be there. Will you?
– Tim

From the Office of Edgar Excellence

Meow and greetings to all you cats and kittens, the Excellence fans! I am your Administrator of Excellence, Edgar Excellence!
Amongst all the heated rivalries, special guests, and excellent wrestling, wrestlers on the Excellence roster are winning their way into the Excellence Championship Tournament! With every match, each wrestler has been scratching and clawing his way to becoming the first Excellence Pro Champion! In order to get into the tournament, wrestlers must accumulate 10 wins by beating their opponents in singles, three way, and accelerator matches like we had at Excellence Live!
The top tournament contenders are: Hallowicked has 8 wins; Oleg the Usurper, Smiley, and Icarus have 7 wins; The Proletariat Boar of Moldova and Dan Champion have 6 wins; and Blind Rage, Ken Broadway, and Gran Akuma have 5 wins each.
While every competitor still has a chance to qualify and win the championship, word around the office milk bowl is the current favorite is Hallowicked – and understandably so. Since the start of this year, he has been reborn into a true nightmare warrior. Opponents are intimidated by his new demonic look and heavy leather armor, while his straightforward, brutal offense strikes fear into their hearts. Driven by a desire for power and glory, he believes winning the tournament and adding to his list of accolades is paramount to doing just that! But any of the eight men behind him are worthy champions in their own right; can Hallowicked win the tournament and secure his place in Excellence history? Keep watching to find out!
On October 10th at Check Please!, One Night Only, the dynamic (and undefeated) duo of Marq Quen and his friend Anthony Gangone, will be back together in action against Nick the Silent Assassin and his manager Ariela Nyx! I’ve been watching the war of words between Gangone and Nick and saw what Gangone did during Nick and Quen’s match at Tiramisu. As a result, I quickly pounced and signed this tag team match so they could settle their differences in the ring in front of the Excellence fans!
If you haven’t tasted Tiramisu and watched the sweet debuts of Ricochet, Tessa Blanchard, Bee Boy, Mantis, and The Lucha Raptor, the event is available now thanks to our partners at Smart Mark Video. Watch it either as a video on demand or mp4 here!
Need more Excellence? We have a Facebook Page and Twitter, so be sure to like and follow us. We also have a YouTube Channel featuring footage from Excellence Live, 5 Minute Matches, and videos of all your favorite Excellence wrestlers (and Juan Francisco de Coronado) for you to watch.
Friend me on Facebook – I’m Edgar Excellence and keep an eye on our website at for more weekly missives from me, the Head Cat of Excellence.
Until next time…Meow!

From the Office of Edgar Excellence

Meow and greetings to all you cats and kittens, the Excellence fans! I am your Administrator of Excellence, Edgar Excellence.
I’ve been enjoying the late summer weather, as it’s still warm in my favorite spot on the deck where I curl up to nap and dream…
When I was a young tomcat, my feline friends would talk about our goals and dreams. For some of them, it was capturing affections of the sweetest kitten on the block, while for others it was becoming a champion mouse-catcher, but me, I dreamt of professional wrestling. I wanted to own and run my own promotion one day, and not just any promotion, but one that would feature the best wrestling and wrestlers on the planet.
Last Saturday’s Tiramisu was the fulfillment of a dream for this cat. The main event featuring “The Future of Flight” Ricochet against our own “Friendly Neighborhood Psychopath” Smiley exceeded my greatest expectations and was one of the best matches in Excellence history!
Their match just capped off a great night of action, which featured an encounter between two of the best female athletes in the world when Tessa Blanchard wrestled “Lady Excellence” Deonna Purrazzo! Tiramisu also saw Icarus take on Team Akuma’s Ken Broadway, the beginning of Danger Jameson’s trial series, Marq Quen in a rare singles match, and a war between Oleg the Usurper and The Proletariat Boar of Moldova, plus impressive debuts from Bee Boy, Mantis, and The Lucha Raptor!
Our partners at Smart Mark Video released Tiramisu quickly, so you can watch and enjoy all the action now! Check out the event as a video on demand or mp4 using the links at our Watch EPW link!
Tiramisu would not have happened without lots of catnip, bowls of milk, and the help of many people who I am indebted to…firstly, thank you to all our loyal fans that have supported Excellence since The Inaugural Brawl and those new fans that just joined us at Tiramisu! Thank you to the wrestlers whose commitment to Excellence and the fans make each show special! Thank you to the staff and crew for all their hard work in making our shows happen in the first place!
This cat’s dream is to continue putting on shows just like Tiramisu for our fans! Keep your eyes our Facebook Page and Twitter (@ExcellencePW) for more matches and details on our October 10th show “Check Please!”
Until next time…Meow!

Nick Speaks

“Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim.”– Tim Field
The Proletariat Boar of Moldova. During his short career thus far, this dangerous individual has made quite an impact on the Northeast Independent Professional Wrestling scene. Whether it be Chikara or Excellence Pro, The Boar has ‘speared’ his way into becoming someone that everyone has their eyes on. Whether it be a Smiling Psychopath, a Nomadic Viking Warrior, or an Silent Assassin, Boar has dominated his way through all of them! However, he didn’t only accomplish this by battling. He also accomplished this by bullying!
Throughout this past summer, The Boar and Oleg the Usurper have developed a rivalry. These two giants have been trying to get at each other for months now. Nonetheless, there has been one problem. The Boar has never been alone against Oleg! On August 10th, it looked as if Boar and Oleg were finally going to lock horns and fight. That was, until the returning Juan Francisco De Coronado made the save for Boar. Later that night, these two allies faced Oleg in an handicapped match.
Now, Oleg and I have never seen eye to eye. Last September, Oleg almost beheaded me right in the center of the ring. But see, I don’t like bullies. He took me out, he took my friend Smiley out, and he even took my manager Ariela Nyx out. I couldn’t watch the Boar take advantage of another victim. This is why I made the save last month. And win or lose, I will continue to make the save against people who think they’re ‘higher’ than others.
All my life, I had to struggle. No more! I may have my handicaps, but I can still go with the best of them. It can be The Boar, Ken Broadway, Dan Champion, whoever! My goal in Excellence Pro is to show everyone that you can be whoever you want to be. Don’t let roadblocks stop you and certainly don’t let bullies stop you!

From the Office of Edgar Excellence

Meow and greetings to all you cats and kittens, the Excellence fans! I am your Administrator of Excellence, Edgar Excellence.
While Excellence might be my last name, it’s not why I call my wrestling company Excellence Pro. No! It’s because excellence is our way of life and what everyone here, from the wrestlers to the crew, strive to live up to. We are committed to bringing our fans the best professional wrestling on the planet and prove it with every show. Just take a look at the matches I’ve booked for Tiramisu this Saturday!
When I was a kitten, I used to sit in front of the television and watch wrestling. I was a huge fan of The Four Horsemen. Imagine my excitement when I discovered Tully’s daughter Tessa Blanchard followed in her father’s footsteps! I knew instantly I wanted to bring her to Excellence to wrestle our own “Lady Excellence” Deonna Purrazzo!
The leader of “Team Akuma,” Gran Akuma, wants to send “Cashflow” Ken Broadway into battle against a former friend and foe in Icarus! I think the always confident Icarus should take this challenge seriously, because I’m sure Akuma will teach Broadway everything he knows about the Winged Ring Warrior!
Akuma himself will be in action in a triple threat against the returning Ecuadorian Aristocrat, Juan Francisco de Coronado, and Rembrandt Lewis! The way I see it, each man has something to prove in this match. Akuma wants to continue dominating the competition, JFDC wants to reestablish his winning ways, and Lewis wants to show he can hang with the best!
Too Many Cooks (Sloppy Joe & Assistant Chef Smoothe Blackmon) are always hungry and begging me for more competition! Saturday, they’ll team with Lunch Lady Mabel to serve a trio from the wild as the Master of Gecko-Roman Wrestling, Argus, teams up with two stinging insects from the Outback, Mantis and Bee Boy!
Ever since he and Nick the Silent Assassin lost to The Proletariat Boar of Moldova and JFDC last month at Excellence Live, Oleg the Usurper has wanted vengeance. The Viking Warrior wants to settle the score and asked me for one-on-one match with the Boar! I granted his request and signed what could be the hardest hitting match in Excellence history!
Our “Stuntman Extraordinaire” Danger Jameson is always asking me for chances to wow the Excellence fans and show off his latest stunts! This month, he will get his opportunity when he takes on Hallowicked! Since coming under influence of scary Nazmaldun, Wicked has truly become a “Nightmare Warrior”. Surviving this match might provide to be Danger’s most death-defying act yet!
And in our thrilling main event, “The King of Flight” Ricochet will debut! I’m excited and proud to have such an international superstar enter our ring! When choosing his opponent, I immediately thought of one man, our “Friendly Neighborhood Psychopath” Smiley! This is going to be an epic match between two of the best high flyers in the world! I expect to see moves we’ve never seen before!
And that’s not all! We will have the undefeated One Night Only (Anthony Gangone & Marq Quen), Nick the Silent Assassin with Ariela Nyx, and more Excellence stars in the house! Plus, AmeriKick Lansdale will join us again during Intermission for a demonstration!
Tiramisu is going to be our biggest show yet! I hope to see you all there on Saturday! The action will be live at the Forrest Lodge in Sellersville, PA, starting at 7 pm!
And just one more bit of business before I curl up in the sun for my nap…
Juan Francisco, I’ve heard the disparaging comments you’ve made about my ability to run Excellence. I am “el Jefe Gato,” the head cat, the boss here at Excellence. You would do best to remember that I do have claws and I’m not afraid to use them.

The Excellence View of Tim Taylor

Reflections: Excellence Live

As I sit back at Excellence HQ next to the office of Edgar Excellence (if you can call a litter box that), I reflect on all the great action that transpired at Excellence LIVE in the Forrest Lodge. Friends, let me tell you. I’m exhausted.
But as a man who does yoga once said, that’s not a bad thing. That’s a good thing. Before I start waxing eloquently on what transpired at Excellence Live, I have to thank the most excellent fans in the world for making Saturday such a great night. As 1/2 of your hosts for the evening, you were a wonderful crowd! It is my hope that we were worth your time and you left knowing that Excellence is just as much about you as it is about the men and women who compete for you inside that squared circle. Without you, there would be no us.
Now that the mushy-gushy is out of the way, who would have expected to see Juan Francisco De Coronado back in an Excellence ring?! The last time we saw him, he was in utter shock from a sub-minute loss to Icarus! If what we saw from Ecuador’s Finest Export is any indication on what is to come, people will need to take notice as Juan looks to be in rare form!
The benefactor from Juan’s return is a man(imal) who celebrated his boar-thday on Saturday, The Boar of Moldova! Leading into Saturday, we knew that he still had a score to settle with Excellence’s resident conqueror, Oleg The Usurper! Birthday wishes do come true as the Boar pulled a fast one over Oleg thanks to a trusty flagpole. It will be very interesting come September 12th how Oleg will look to return the favor.
Excellence Live saw the debut of the Excellence Accelerator as 6 men were given the opportunity to double down on their win totals going into the Excellence Championship Series. The big winner of the night is the Champion In Training, “Cashflow” Ken Broadway as he swept both of his opponents in Sellersville. Broadway has really turned it on as of late since following the leadership of Gran Akuma. While Akuma was on vacation during Excellence Live, I am told that Gran Akuma did have eyes and ears on the events of the evening and was proud to hear that Broadway did Team Akuma proud!
Speaking of Team Akuma, Dan Champion is still a champion without a team. Splitting his victories in the Excellence Accelerator, Champion is still vying to earn the respect of Gran Akuma and reclaim a spot in the trio! I wonder what Gran Akuma thinks of Dan’s showing at Excellence Live and if Akuma will greet Dan with open arms come Tiramisu!
All in all, the fans in Sellersville were treated to a great night of action that you could only witness LIVE! What were your takeaways? Reach out to me via Twitter and share your thoughts on #ExcellenceLIVE!
Now I just can’t wait till Excellence serves dessert with #Tiramisu! The debuts of Tessa Blanchard and Ricochet?! Yes please!
Until next time…