Professional Wrestler
Born May 31, 1967

Ian Richard Hodgkinson, better known by his ring name Vampiro, is a Canadian professional wrestler working with Mexican promotion Asistencia Asesoría y Administración (AAA) and Juggalo Championship Wrestling (JCW) as both a wrestler and a consultant. Hodgkinson is semi-retired and is a member of the citizen crime patrol organization Guardian Angels, acting as head of the group's chapter in Mexico City.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Vampiro.


1967 Birth Born on May 31, 1967.


1984 17 Years Old Hodgkinson got his start in the business working for International Wrestling out of Montreal, Quebec. He often set up the ring before events and would train with the wrestlers before their matches. He made his debut as a jobber in 1984 at the age of 16 with little training, although he has credited Abdullah the Butcher as his trainer. … Read More


1991 24 Years Old …  In 1991 he would continue to take part in CMLL and UWA joint promotion events and in 1992 he debuted for Universal Wrestling Association in a single promotion setting.
1992 25 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1992, Vampiro would be part of multiple hair vs hair matches. … Read More
In early 1993, Vampiro would team up with Pierroth, Jr. to take part in the CMLL World Tag Team Championship tournament and progressed to the final where the two would take on Dr. Wagner Jr. and El Canek in a best two out of three falls match. … Read More
1994 27 Years Old 1 More Event
In the first round of the Gran Prix 1994 he lost to Yamato in the first round.


In 1998, after spending nearly his entire career to that point in Mexico, Vampiro was signed by WCW.
1999 32 Years Old 1 More Event
He would not return to WCW until the March 18, 1999 episode of WCW Thunder, when he defeated Prince Iaukea. … Read More
In early 2000, he formed an alliance with Sting, as the "Brothers in Paint," after he helped Sting to defeat Lex Luger in a lumberjack match.
2001 34 Years Old 1 More Event
With WCW out of business Vampiro headed back to CMLL and returned to action in June, 2001. … Read More
2003 36 Years Old September 17, 2003, Vampiro made his TNA debut costing Raven a Hair vs Hair” match against Shane Douglas. … Read More
2005 38 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2005, he jumped from CMLL to their rival promotion Asistencia Asesoría y Administración (AAA) with Shocker and various other CMLL talents. … Read More


2008 41 Years Old In April 2008, Vampiro made his return to AAA by challenging El Mesias to a match at TripleMania XVI. … Read More
On April 17, 2010, Vampiro turned rudo and aligned himself with El Zorro of La Legión Extranjera.
In January 2011, Vampiro was a guest at WrestleReunion 5 in Los Angeles, California.
2012 - 2014 5 More Events
2015 48 Years Old 1 More Event
He made his in-ring debut for the promotion at the Ultima Lucha tapings on April 19, 2015, where he was defeated by Pentagón Jr. It was revealed after the match that he is the master of Pentagon Jr. In a podcast interview with Stone Cold Steve Austin, Vampiro revealed that he wasn't supposed to be Pentagon Jr's opponent at Ultima Lucha but after Pentagon Jr's original opponent backed out of the match, Vampiro went up to creative and requested to work the match with Pentagon Jr. and put him over because of how over Pentagon Jr. is with the fans despite being portrayed as a villain. … Read More
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