Who runs this website?
Well hello there, it’s me, Billy Strachan. I run everything from updating and adding content to the website along with handling Twitter and Facebook. The team though consists of many writers, podcasters and anyone that loves wrestling that send me their writing and I put it up. I am the sole user of the SWN Twitter (@ScotWresNet).
Where are you based?
I am based in Elgin, Scotland. Though our writers are quite spread out across Scotland.
So, do you make any money?
Simple answer… kinda(?). We have a Patreon at £1+VAT a month to get some bonus updates and first listen to the podcast. Otherwise, no. SWN is a passion project to give back to Scottish pro wrestling in any way we can.
Hey you used to be called OSWtv, why the change?
OSWtv started as a YouTube show and then it went web based the ‘tv’ section is obsolete. Also, OSWtv was getting mixed up with OSW Review. Although we weren’t getting the traffic that OSW Review are getting (I wish!), it was hampering the growth of the site. Plus explaining what OSWtv stood for was met with more confused looks than you’d think!
Who is behind SWN?
Our writing team includes Adam Morrison, Louise Westie, Daniel Mejka, The Masked Embroiderer, and myself. SWN is always trying to cover as much as we can so if you are interested in joining the team contact us.
Social media, site running, and all the fun stuff is done solely by myself.
Why do you do this?
Because I love wrestling, and support wrestling in this country. I have been a wrestling fan for about 25 years, 10 of which I’ve been engrossed by Scottish wrestling, and the live experience is one of the best forms of entertainment in the world so I want people to find a show nearby and enjoy some wrestling.
You don’t cover every Scottish wrestling promotion, why?
Way back when we would’ve hit every nook and cranny of Scotland in order to provide content and promote upcoming shows. However, after Speaking Out in June 2020, we are now more selective in which promotions we feature on the SWN website. That’s not to say they won’t be mentioned on the podcast via guests but it won’t be something we would go out of our way to do. There are various reasons why a promotion wouldn’t be covered, and it doesn’t mean that they will never be featured in the future.