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Born (1967-05-31) May 31, 1967 (age 54)
Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
Lives inMexico City, Mexico
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Canadian Vampire Casanova
El Vampiro Canadiense
El Vampiro
Gene Anderson
Ian Richard
Vampiro Casanova
Billed height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Billed from"The Depths of Hell"
Trained byAbdullah the Butcher

Ian Richard Hodgkinson (born May 31, 1967 in Thunder Bay, Ontario) is a semi-retired Canadian professional wrestler that currently wrestles for Asistencia Asesoría y Administración (AAA).

He is probably best known for wrestling with Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre in the early 1990s and with World Championship Wrestling (WCW) under the ring name, Vampiro.

He currently serves as the head of the Guardian Angels' chapter in Mexico City.[1]

On April 12, 2019, Hodgkinson was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.[2]

Championships[change | change source]

Vampiro has held many championships during his professional wrestling career:

  • Asistencia Asesoría y Administración
    • Rey de Reyes (2006)
  • Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre
    • NWA World Light Heavyweight Championship (one time)
  • Federación Internacional de Lucha Libre
    • FILL Heavyweight Championship (one time)
  • International Wrestling Association
    • IWA Hardcore Championship (three times)
    • IWA Intercontinental Heavyweight Championship (one time)
  • Juggalo Championship Wrestling
    • JCW Heavyweight Championship (two times)
  • Nu-Wrestling Evolution
    • NWE World Heavyweight Championship (one time)
  • Universal Wrestling Association
    • UWA World Heavyweight Championship (one time)
  • Wrestling Society X
    • WSX Championship (one time)

References[change | change source]

  1. "Former wrestler 'Vampiro' to take bite out of Mexico City crime)".
  2. "Wrestling Legend Vampiro Revealed He's Been Diagnosed With Alzheimer's Disease". Uproxx. April 12, 2019.