THUNDER BAY – Wrestling – Ian Hodgkinson is adding another success to his long list of successes.
Ian Hodgkinson perhaps best know in the world of wrestling as Vampiro, the iconic charactor he created, is now the head of Talent Relations for Lucha Libre FMV.
Lucha Libre FMW General Manager Dorian Roldán Peña says that in this role, Hodgkinson will oversee talent scouting and development, live event coordination, and communication with leagues owners FactoryMade Ventures, Lucha Libre AAA and Promociones Antonio Peña, S.A. de C.V. in Mexico.
He will also oversee Lucha Underground talent schedules, travel, and negotiation with 3rd party promoters.
Hodgkinson is also head of Talent Relations for AAA in Mexico.
In Thunder Bay, Hodgkinson has built his Krav Magna school on May Street, and has tried with a great deal of effort to bring the Guardian Angels Canada to the city.
Ian Hodgkinson, is a Canadian born professional wrestler, currently working in “Lucha Underground” as a color commentator and also as one of the chief agents on the show, earning him a producer credit.
Being involved in sports entertainment since 1984, he is best known for creating the iconic character Vampiro, the most successful foreign talent in the history of lucha Libre in Mexico, being responsible for bringing in whole new demographic of fans, changing the face of lucha libre forever. Vampiro has held 22 world titles and has been involved in many aspects of the entertainment industry outside of wrestling.
Hodgkinson is a Krav Maga school owner who has transitioned into becoming sought after fight choreographer, as well as doing seminars for women at risk high schools for children who are experiencing bullying. He is also an active touring musician with his Mexican punk band Los Garigoles.