Vampiro Vampiro

Professional wrestler Vampiro Vampiro

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.
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31 May 1967
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  • 2015
    Age 47
    On May 24, 2015, Vampiro, along with Matt Striker, served as one half of the English language commentators for Asistencia Asesoría y Administración's Lucha Libre World Cup internet pay-per-view.
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    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.
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  • 2014
    Age 46
    On September 5, 2014, it was announced Vampiro signed with Lucha Underground as color commentator for the English and Spanish-language airings.
  • 2013
    Age 45
    On August 11, 2013, Vampiro made his return at Bloodymania 7 teaming with 2 Tuff Tony defeating The Boogeyman and Kongo Kong.
    On May 22, 2013, Vampiro and Líder were stripped of the AAA World Tag Team Championship.
  • 2012
    Age 44
    He made his acting debut in La Mujer de Judas, 2012 telenovela produced by TV Azteca.
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    Vampiro returned August 12, 2012, defeating Colt Cabana at Bloodymania 6.
  • 2011
    Age 43
    On February 23, 2011, Vampiro officially came out of retirement and returned to Juggalo Championship Wrestling as both a wrestler and a company consultant.
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    Vampiro returned to AAA on December 16, 2011, at Guerra de Titanes, saving El Mesías from La Sociedad and pledging his loyalty to the promotion.
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    In January 2011, Vampiro was a guest at WrestleReunion 5 in Los Angeles, California.
  • 2010
    Age 42
    After not appearing for the promotion again for four months, Hodgkinson gave his notice and quit AAA on December 20, 2010.
    On August 15, 2010, at Verano de Escandalo Vampiro unsuccessfully challenged Dr. Wagner, Jr. for the AAA Mega Championship in a three–way match, which also included Silver King.
    On April 17, 2010, Vampiro turned rudo and aligned himself with El Zorro of La Legión Extranjera.
  • 2008
    Age 40
    In April 2008, Vampiro made his return to AAA by challenging El Mesias to a match at TripleMania XVI.
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  • 2005
    Age 37
    On April 3, 2005, Vampiro returned to the AAA ring in a six-man tag match.
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    In 2005, he jumped from CMLL to their rival promotion Asistencia Asesoría y Administración (AAA) with Shocker and various other CMLL talents.
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  • 2003
    Age 35
    September 17, 2003, Vampiro made his TNA debut costing Raven a Hair vs Hair” match against Shane Douglas.
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  • 2001
    Age 33
    On August 26, 2001, he would start his first tour of All Japan Pro Wrestling lasting only a month where he would participate in mostly opening card matches and very few TV tapings.
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    With WCW out of business Vampiro headed back to CMLL and returned to action in June, 2001.
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  • 2000
    Age 32
    Thus, his final WCW appearance was on the November 1, 2000 episode of WCW Thunder when he teamed up with Jeff Jarrett to take on Sting and Mike Awesome, which led to a loss for Jarrett and Vampiro after Awesome performed a running powerbomb on Vampiro and pinned him.
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    Vampiro won his first and only title in WCW with The Great Muta, by defeating KroniK in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada on August 13, 2000.
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    This did not last long, with Vampiro turning on Sting when he pulled Sting underneath the ring at Spring Stampede 2000.
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    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.
  • 1999
    Age 31
    This feud lead into the 1999 Mayhem event, where the two fought in a Dog Collar match and Vampiro made Berlyn submit to the Camel Clutch.
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    He would not return to WCW until the March 18, 1999 episode of WCW Thunder, when he defeated Prince Iaukea.
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  • 1998
    Age 30
    His last match for CMLL for many years would take place on December 11, 1998.
    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.
    His first match was on the June 29, 1998 episode of WCW Monday Nitro, defeating Brad Armstrong.
    In 1998, after spending nearly his entire career to that point in Mexico, Vampiro was signed by WCW.
  • 1996
    Age 28
    In 1996, Vampiro would leave CMLL to join other top Mexican promotions such as International Wrestling Revolution Group, Asistencia Asesoria y Administracion and Promo Azteca.
  • 1995
    Age 27
    In July 1995, Vampiro reached the final of the Gran Prix 1995 before losing to Headhunter A.
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  • 1994
    Age 26
    In mid to late 1994, Vampiro would begin to team up with Pegasus Kid, in the final of the Trios Tournament along with El Rayo de Jalisco Jr. the pair would lose to El Dandy, El Texano and Silver King.
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    In the first round of the Gran Prix 1994 he lost to Yamato in the first round.
  • 1993
    Age 25
    On October 3, 1993, Vampiro would debut for Wrestle Association R defeating Top Gun.
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    He would lose the championship to El Canek on December 19, 1993, holding the championship for almost a year, this would also be his last match for UWA.
    He would defend his Championship over the course of 1993 in both single promotion and joint promotion events.
    On January 31, 1993, Vampiro defeated El Canek in a two out of three falls match to become the UWA World Heavyweight Champion.
    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.
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  • 1992
    Age 24
    In late 1992, Vampiro participated in the CMLL World Heavyweight Championship tournament and reached the semi final before being defeated by Black Magic.
    In 1992, Vampiro would be part of multiple hair vs hair matches.
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  • 1991
    Age 23
    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.
  • 1984
    Age 16
    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.
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  • 1967
    Born on May 31, 1967.
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