Vampiro Canadiense

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Name Vampiro
Real name Ian Richard Hodgkinson
Nicknames El Rey Guadalajara (The King of Guadalajara)
Name history Ian Richards (debut), Gene Anderson, Vampiro Canadiense (02/91 - ), Vampiro Casanova, Vampiro (US)
Family none
Maestro(s) Abdullah the Butcher, Patron Bonales, Javier Llanes, Matt Furey, Karl Gotch
Birth date, location May 31, 1967 - Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
Obituary date
Debut, location 1984; (in Mexico) February 12, 1991 - Arena México
Lost mask to
Height 6'4"/194 cms
Weight 249 lbs/113 kg
Signature moves Nail in the Coffin (Michinoku Driver 2), Power Bomb, Flying Spinning Leg Lariat
Titles: UWA World Heavyweight Title, Monterrey: FILL Heavyweight Title, WCW World Tag Team Titles (w/ The Great Muta), Royal Oak: JCW (Juggalo Championshit Wrestling) Heavyweight Title, IWA Hardcore Title (4), NWA World Light Heavyweight Title, California: WSX Championship, AAA World Tag Team Championship ( w/Joe Lider, IWRG Intercontinental Heavyweight Championship

Luchas de apuestas record

Date Apuesta Winner(s) Loser(s) Arena and/or Place
92/03/21 hair Vampiro Canadiense Bestia Negra II Arena Xochimilco - Xochimilco, Mexico City
92/06/28 hair (1) Vampiro Canadiense Rick Patterson Plaza de Toros Monumental - Monterrey, N.L.
92/07/17 hair Vampiro Canadiense Pirata Morgan Arena México - Mexico City
92/08/23 hair (2) Vampiro Canadiense Aaron Grundy Plaza de Toros Monumental - Monterrey, N.L.
92/12/20 hair Vampiro Canadiense Sangre Chicana Plaza de Toros Monumental - Monterrey, N.L.
95/12/10 hair Vampiro Canadiense Pirata Morgan Azcopatzalco
98/09/01 hair Vampiro Pirata Morgan Houston, Texas, USA
02/12/13 hair Vampiro Rey Bucanero Arena México - Mexico City
03/04/04 hair Shocker Vampiro Arena México - Mexico City
04/12/17 hairs Cien Caras & Máscara Año 2000 Pierroth Jr. & Vampiro Arena México - Mexico City
2012.12.02 hair (3) Chessman Vampiro Canadiense Auditorio Benito Juarez, Zapopan, Jalisco
(1) Triangle match with Sangre Chicana; (2) Relevos suicidas: Sangre Chicana & Brazo de Plata vs. Vampiro & Grundy; (3) six way cage match with Dr. Wagner Jr., LA Park, Perro Aguayo Jr., and Cibernetico


A documentary film about the life and career of Vampiro called called Angel. Devil. Hero. was produced by Odessa Filmworks and Zed Jamaica and released on DVD in 2009. The website for the film can be found here


In 2006, Vampiro joined promoter Pepe Villa in starting a new Guadalajara based promotion called Revolucion Xtreme Lucha Libre (RXLL). The promotion's style was similar to that of US based promotions XPW & WSX and several behind both involved in management roles. They had struck a TV deal with Televisa to air in the Guadalajara market and taped their first event on September 2, 2006 with a main event of Vampiro vs. Sean Waltman. The taping turned out to be a disaster with the gate being way below what was predicted and both talent and management members weren't payed or only partially what was agreed upon. Vampiro also clashed with the production team over the poor quality and editing of the taping when it aired on Televisa. Despite the problems Vampiro moved forward including negotiating with several international promotions and striking a TV deal with Japan based Samurai TV. The second taping took place on October 1, 2006. Most of the bigger name foreign talent were pulled prior to the taping and the card was completely shuffled to feature mostly local talent with a main event of Vampiro vs. Nosawa. Most of talent were payed but the US based management wasn't and Vampiro would finally part ways with Villa. Villa ran a couple shows under the name LLX using Rey Misterio Sr. as booker and top draw before being dropped by Televisa. Vampiro claimed he would continue running RXLL with Televisa backing, but nothing came of it and he would begin working CMLL shows at Arena Coliseo Guadalajara within a few months.

Lucha Underground

Joined Lucha Underground as part of the announce team in English with Matt Striker & in Spanish with Hugo Savinovich. Pentagon Jr. targeted him & challenged Vampiro only for Vampiro to constantly turn him down. Finally Vampiro agreed to face Pentagon jr. in which at the end Vampiro revealed that he was Pentagon's master/maestro all along and would now guide him deeper in the dark rudo ways.


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