El Phantasmo

Oct 16, 2020 - by Jamie Cruickshank

Real Name: Riley Vigier
Height: 6’0″
Weight: 183 lbs.
Date of Birth: October 24, 1986
From: Vancouver, British Columbia (Canada)
Pro Debut: October 2005
Trained By: Disco Fury, Aaron Idol & Scotty Mac
Finishing Move: CR2

Biography

– Vigier began his career in Canada’s ECCW promotion as ‘El Phantasmo’
– On May 5, 2007, The Masked Dudes of Doom (El Phantasmo & Amazing Halo) defeated Chill Town (Scotty Mac & DK Roc) and Tony Kozina & Memphis Raines to win the NWA-ECCW Tag Team Titles
– On May 25, The Masked Dudes of Doom defeated Volcano & Mikey D to retain the NWA-ECCW Tag Team Titles
– On June 22, The Masked Dudes of Doom defeated Greatness on Demand (Michelle Starr & Disco Fury) to retain the NWA-ECCW Tag Team Titles
– On July 14, The Masked Dudes of Doom defeated Chill Town (Scotty Mac & DK Roc) to retain the NWA-ECCW Tag Team Titles
– El Phantasmo won the 2009 ECCW Pacific Cup, defeating Azeem The Dream and Rick The Weapon X in the three-way final
– On July 6, 2013, El Phantasmo defeated Sid Sylum, Ravenous Randy & Tony Baroni in a TLC Match to win the vacant ECCW Title
– On November 2, El Phantasmo defeated Ravenous Randy to retain the ECCW Title
– On January 16, 2016, El Phantasmo defeated Scotty Mac in a Cage Match to regain the ECCW Title
– On March 26, El Phantasmo defeated Xavier Galaxy to retain the ECCW Title
– On April 9, El Phantasmo defeated Gurv Sihra to retain the ECCW Title
– On May 14, El Phantasmo defeated Bishop to retain the ECCW Title
– On May 21, El Phantasmo defeated Moondog Manson in an Extreme Rules Match to retain the ECCW Title
– On June 4, El Phantasmo defeated Air Adonis to retain the ECCW Title
– On June 25, El Phantasmo defeated King Khash to retain the ECCW Title
– On July 16, El Phantasmo defeated Brian Cage to retain the ECCW Title
– On October 1, El Phantasmo defeated Scotty Mac to retain the ECCW Title
– On November 5, El Phantasmo defeated Shane Strickland to retain the ECCW Title
– On December 10, El Phantasmo defeated Mike Santiago to retain the ECCW Title
– In mid-2017, El Phantasmo relocated to the UK to undergo further training with RevPro
– On January 20, 2018, El Phantasmo defeated Ethan HD & Air Adonis to win the ECCW Title
– On February 18, El Phantasmo defeated Jonny Storm & Angelico in Essex, England to retain the ECCW Title
– On April 7, El Phantasmo defeated Ashley Dunn in Telford, England to retain the ECCW Title
– El Phantasmo won the 2018 British J Cup, defeating Rich Swann, Rocky Romero & KUSHIDA in the four-way final
– El Phantasmo won the 2019 GWF Light Heavyweight World Cup, defeating Cem Kaplan, A-Kid & Angelico in the four-way final
– On May 10, El Phantasmo defeated David Starr in a Ladder Match to win the RevPro Undisputed British Cruiserweight Title
– El Phantasmo debuted for New Japan in the lead-up to the 2019 Best Of The Super Juniors Tournament. He would align himself with Bullet Club
– On June 9, El Phantasmo defeated A-Kid to retain the RevPro Undisputed British Cruiserweight Title
– On June 16, Bullet Club (El Phantasmo & Taiji Ishimori) defeated Roppongi 3K (SHO & YOH) to win the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles
– On June 25, El Phantasmo defeated Ryusuke Taguchi to retain the RevPro Undisputed British Cruiserweight Title
– At NJPW’s Southern Showdown event, El Phantasmo defeated Rocky Romero to retain the RevPro Undisputed British Cruiserweight Title
– El Phantasmo won the 2019 Super J Cup, defeating Dragon Lee in the final
– On August 30, El Phantasmo defeated Michael Oku to retain the RevPro Undisputed British Cruiserweight Title
– On September 1, El Phantasmo defeated Senza Volto to retain the RevPro Undisputed British Cruiserweight Title
– At Destruction in Beppu 2019, Bullet Club (El Phantasmo, Taiji Ishimori, Yujiro Takahashi, Bad Luck Fale & KENTA) defeated Kota Ibushi, Will Ospreay, Togi Makabe, Tomoaki Honma & Robbie Eagles
– At Destruction in Kagoshima 2019, Bullet Club (El Phantasmo & Taiji Ishimori) defeated The Birds of Prey (Will Ospreay & Robbie Eagles) to retain the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles
– On November 9, El Phantasmo defeated SHO to retain the RevPro Undisputed British Cruiserweight Title
– On December 15, El Phantasmo defeated TJP to retain the RevPro Undisputed British Cruiserweight Title
– At The New Beginning in Sapporo 2020, El Phantasmo defeated Gabriel Kidd
– El Phantasmo won the 2020 Super J Cup, defeating ACH in the final
– At New Year Dash 2021, Bullet Club (El Phantasmo, Taiji Ishimori, Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa) defeated Suzuki-gun (Zack Sabre Jr, Yoshinobu Kanemaru, El Desperado & Taichi)
– On January 23, Bullet Club (El Phantasmo & Taiji Ishimori) defeated Suzuki-gun (Yoshinobu Kanemaru & El Desperado) to win the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles
– At Dominion 2021, Bullet Club (El Phantasmo, Taiji Ishimori, Yujiro Takahashi, Chase Owens & EVIL) defeated Hiroshi Tanahashi, Tomohiro Ishii, Hirooki Goto, YOSHI-HASHI & SHO)
– On June 23, Bullet Club (El Phantasmo & Taiji Ishimori) defeated Roppongi 3K (SHO & YOH) to win the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles
– On July 25, Bullet Club defeated Mega Coaches (Rocky Romero & Ryusuke Taguchi) to retain the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles
– At Wrestle Kingdom 16, Bullet Club (El Phantasmo, Taiji Ishimori & KENTA) defeated Hiroshi Tanahashi, Rocky Romero & Ryusuke Taguchi
– At Dominion 2022, Bullet Club (El Phantasmo, Taiji Ishimori & Ace Austin) defeated Los Ingobernables de Japon (Tetsuya Naito, Hiromu Takahashi & BUSHI)
– At The New Beginning in Nagoya 2023, Bullet Club (El Phantasmo, Taiji Ishimori & KENTA) defeated Hiroshi Tanahashi, Master Wato & Jado
– At NJPW’s 51st Anniversary Special, Bullet Club (El Phantasmo & KENTA) defeated TMDK (Zack Sabre Jr & Kosei Fujita)
– At Sakura Genesis 2023, Bullet Club (Phantasmo, David Finlay & KENTA) defeated Tama Tonga, Hikuleo & Master Wato. Following the match, Finlay and KENTA attacked El Phantasmo, with assists from Gedo and Taiji Ishimori, kicking Phantasmo out of Bullet Club
– On the Forbidden Door 2023 pre-show, Phantasmo defeated Stu Grayson
– At RevPro’s 11th Anniversary Show, Phantasmo & Katsuyori Shibata defeated David Finlay & Gabe Kidd
– At Destruction in Kobe 2023, Guerrillas of Destiny (Phantasmo, Tama Tonga, Tanga Loa, Hikuleo & Jado) defeated BULLET CLUB (David Finlay, Gabe Kidd, Alex Coughlin, Chase Owens & Gedo)
– At Destruction in Ryogoku 2023, Guerrillas of Destiny (Phantasmo & Hikuleo) defeated BULLET CLUB War Dogs (Alex Coughlin & Gabe Kidd) to win the NJPW STRONG Openweight Tag Team Titles
– At Royal Quest III, Guerrillas of Destiny (Phantasmo, Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa) defeated BULLET CLUB War Dogs (David Finlay, Alex Coughlin & Gabe Kidd)
– At NJPW STRONG Fighting Spirit Unleashed 2023, Guerrillas of Destiny (Phantasmo & Hikuleo) defeated Monstersauce (Lance Archer & Alex Zayne) to retain the NJPW STRONG Openweight Tag Team Titles
– On October 30, El Phantasmo defeated Michael Richard Blais to win the WrestleCore Infinity Title
– At Lonestar Shootout 2023, Guerrillas of Destiny (Phantasmo & Hikuleo) defeated The West Coast Wrecking Crew (Jorel Nelson & Royce Isaacs) to retain the NJPW STRONG Openweight Tag Team Titles
– Guerrilas of Destiny (Phantasmo & Hikuleo) reached the final of the 2023 World Tag League, but fell to Bishamon (Hirooki Goto & YOSHI-HASHI) in the final
– At Wrestle Kingdom 18, Guerrilas of Destiny defeated Bishamon to retain the NJPW STRONG Openweight Tag Team Titles and win the IWGP Tag Team Titles
– At New Year Dash 2024, Guerrillas of Destiny defeated Young Blood (Oskar Leube & Yuto Nakashima)
– At Battle In The Valley 2024, Guerrillas of Destiny defeated Bullet Club War Dogs (Clark Connors & Alex Coughlin) to retain the NJPW STRONG Openweight Tag Team Titles

Leave a Reply