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Professional Wrestler
Born May 31, 1967

Ian Richard Hodgkinson, better known by his ring name Vampiro, is a Canadian professional wrestler currently working for Mexican promotion Asistencia Asesoría y Administración (AAA) and both as a wrestler and a consultant for Juggalo Championship Wrestling (JCW). 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 out of three, two out of three falls match. … Read More
1994 27 Years Old On June 1994, Vampiro would start on a two-month tour of Japan where he won almost all his matches and also took part in a tag team tournament where he teamed up with Lionheart and The Warlord and would be knocked out in the first round. … Read More
1996 29 Years Old Vampiro would start his last tour of Japan for almost five years and this time wrestled for IWA Japan in the summer of 1996.


However in 1998 he would return to CMLL, he would take part in the CMLL World Trios Championship tournament and Gran Prix 1998 and would lose both. … Read More
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 - 2003 3 More Events
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 45 Years Old 1 More Event
Vampiro returned 12 August 2012, defeating Colt Cabana at Bloodymania 6.
2013 46 Years Old 1 More Event
On May 22, 2013, Vampiro and Líder were stripped of the AAA World Tag Team Championship.
2014 47 Years Old On September 5, 2014, it was announced Vampiro signed with Lucha Underground as color commentator for the English and Spanish-language airings.
2015 48 Years Old 1 More Event
He made his in-ring debut for the promotion on April 19, 2015, at Ultima Lucha, where he was defeated by Pentagón Jr. … Read More
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