Player Profile



Nationality :Canadian
Date Of Birth :May 31, 1967
Height :6 feet 2 inches
Weight :113 kg

Vampiro is a Canadian semi-retired professional wrestler who most recently served as director of talent for Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide (AAA). He also worked for Lucha Underground as a color commentator. Hodgkinson is also a member of the citizen crime patrol organization Guardian Angels, acting as head of the group’s chapter in Mexico City. He is the current JCW Heavyweight Champion in his third reign.


Birth nameIan Richard Hodgkinson
BornMay 31, 1967 (age 56)
Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)El Vampiro
(El) Vampiro Canadiense
Gene Anderson
Ian Richards
Vampiro Canadiense Casanova
Vampiro Casanova
Billed height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Billed weight250 lb (113 kg)
Billed fromThunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Mexico City, Mexico
Guadalajara, Mexico
Trained byAbdullah the Butcher

Vampiro Biography, EarlyLife

Vampiro was born in Thunder Bay, Canada on May 31, 1967. Born Ian Richard Hodgkinson, he rose to prominence in the early 1990s as a member of the Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre.

Hodgkinson used to be a bodyguard for the pop group Milli Vanilli. Before wrestling, Hodgkinson was an ice hockey goaltending prospect who was drafted by the Kingston Canadians, now known as the Kingston Frontenacs, of the Ontario Hockey League, in the 10th round, 138th overall.

He was reared by his two sisters and a single mother. With his ex-wife, Kitsu, he has a daughter named Dasha.

Vampiro Education

His educational history is not published because he has not yet given it to the public. However, this detailed information is currently being reviewed and will be updated soon.

Vampiro’s Height, And Weight

The Wrestler has an athletic body standing at the perfect height of 6 feet 2 inches and weighs around 113 kg.

He also has an athletic body type. He has a well-kept figure, but measures such as biceps size, hip size, waist size, shoe size, and so on are currently unavailable. His eyes are dark brown, and his hair is black. He has a healthy and well-balanced physique.


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. He wrestled under the names Ian Richards and Gene Anderson during this time.

On September 5, 2014, it was announced Vampiro signed with Lucha Underground as the color commentator for the English and Spanish-language airings. 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.

The following season Vampiro would mentor Pentagon until Ultima Lucha Dos where Pentagon (now renamed Pentagon Dark) turned on Vampiro saying that “he was the master now”.

During season 3 of Lucha Underground, Vampiro started mentoring Prince Puma.

During Ultima Lucha Tres Vampiro turned on brand new champion Prince Puma during his match against Pentagon Dark. Thus costing Puma his belt and his Lucha Underground career, as well as pairing him back up with Pentagon Dark.

National Wrestling Alliance (2023)

In March 2023, Vampiro made his National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) debut, when he and Blue Demon Jr. challenged La Rebelión (Bestia 666 and Mecha Wolf) for the NWA World Tag Team Championship.

On June 3 at Crockett Cup, Vampiro returned to NWA assisting La Rebelión against Flippin’ Psychos (Flip Gordon and Fodder) in the second round of the Crockett Cup.

Vampiro’s Net Worth

Vampiro’s net worth in 2023 is estimated to be 16 million dollars.

Vampiro’s Girlfriend, Dating

There isn’t much information regarding his personal life available right now. His personal life will shortly be updated with any new developments. Furthermore, his former romantic history is unreported.

Vampiro Awards

  • Asistencia Asesoría y Administración
    • Rey de Reyes (2006)
    • AAA World Tag Team Championship (1 time) with Joe Líder
  • Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre
    • NWA World Light Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • Federación Internacional de Lucha Libre
    • FILL Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • International Wrestling Association
    • IWA Hardcore Championship (4 times)
  • Juggalo Championship Wrestling
    • JCW Heavyweight Championship (2 times)
  • Nu-Wrestling Evolution
    • NWE Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • Pro Wrestling Illustrated
    • PWI ranked him # 294 of the 500 best singles wrestlers in 1995.
    • PWI ranked him # 305 of the 500 best singles wrestlers in 1996.
    • PWI ranked him # 199 of the 500 best singles wrestlers in 1998.
    • PWI ranked him # 119 of the 500 best singles wrestlers in 1999.
    • PWI ranked him # 31 of the 500 best singles wrestlers in 2000.
    • PWI ranked him # 216 of the 500 best singles wrestlers in 2003.
    • PWI ranked him # 162 of the 500 best singles wrestlers in 2005.
    • PWI ranked him # 128 of the 500 best singles wrestlers in 2006.
  • Universal Wrestling Association
    • UWA World Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • World Championship Wrestling
    • WCW World Tag Team Championship (1 time) with The Great Muta
  • World Wrestling Council
    • WWC Universal Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • Wrestling Society X
    • WSX Championship (1 time)


What is the net worth of Vampiro?

His net worth is 16 million dollars.

What is the height of Vampiro?

His height is 6 feet 2 inches.

What is the age of Vampiro?

His age is 56 years as of 2023.

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