Nelson Frazier, Jr. (February 14, 1971 – February 18, 2014)
Frazier began his professional wrestling career under the ring name Nelson Knight, one half of the team "The Harlem Knights" with his partner and storyline brother, Bobby (Mo). They wrestled in the United States Wrestling Association (USWA) and the Pro Wrestling Federation (PWF), twice winning the PWF Tag Team Championship before signing with the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) in July 1993.
Upon coming to the WWF, The Harlem Knights were given a new gimmick: Nelson became Mabel, Bobby became Mo, and they were given a rapping manager named Oscar. The new team, dubbed Men on a Mission, was introduced to the WWF audience through vignettes portraying them as three African American men trying to make a positive change in inner city neighborhoods. Clad in purple and yellow, they debuted as solid faces.
On April 29, 1994, they won the title at a house show in London, United Kingdom.
In 1995, Mabel and Mo betrayed and attacked Oscar, becoming heels. Mabel then received a push as a singles wrestler, and won the King of the Ring tournament in June, with Mo as his manager. Afterward, he was billed as King Mabel and Mo became Sir Mo. Mabel was awarded a championship belt, designed and created by belt maker Reggie Parks. The belt, engraved with "King of the Ring", is one of a kind, as the World Wrestling Federation had not before or since created a belt for the King of the Ring. This belt was never seen on WWF TV.
He made his full-time return in 1999, first appearing at the pre-show for the Royal Rumble, then on the show itself, where he was kidnapped by The Undertaker, his Acolytes (Bradshaw and Faarooq) and Mideon. The next night on RAW, he was reintroduced as Viscera, and began acting as the Ministry of Darkness' enforcer, adopting a gothic look in the process, including white-out contact lenses, a bleached mohawk and a black bodysuit
He became WWF Hardcore Championship on April 2, 2000
Frazier, as Viscera, returned to the WWF – by then renamed World Wrestling Entertainment – in September 2004, surprise attacking former Ministry of Darkness leader, The Undertaker,
While working together, Viscera and Stratus appeared in a segment in which he attempted to seduce her, only to be rebuffed. Stratus implied he would first need to "take care" of Kane. That segment began a gimmick change for Viscera, who transformed into "The World's Largest Love Machine".
Viscera began wrestling in pajamas and making overtly sexual gestures in the ring. He became smitten with Raw ring announcer Lilian Garcia and tried different tactics to seduce her every week
On June 17, 2007, Viscera was sent from the Raw brand to ECW in the supplemental section of WWE's draft. Three weeks later, he debuted on ECW on SyFy, repackaged as Big Daddy V, a "hired muscle" character in the employ of Matt Striker
He wrestled his last WWE match on March 11, 2008, for an episode of ECW on SyFy, losing to CM Punk in a Money in the Bank qualifier. In the 2008 WWE Supplemental Draft, he was drafted to the SmackDown brand. Frazier was released from his WWE contract on August 8, 2008, before ever wrestling for SmackDown.
On February 18, 2014, Frazier died of a heart attack, four days after turning 43.
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Nelson Frazier's Wife Goes Off on WWE and TMZ
Cassandra Frazier, wife of the late Nelson "Big Daddy V" Frazier, wrote a post on Facebook and says WWE has not offered their condolences. She says she's ready to tell-all about WWE and also called out TMZ for their report on Frazier's death. She says she never spoke with anyone from TMZ and they lied about interviewing her. Here's her post:
"WWE HAS NOT EVEN GAVE THEIR CONDOLENCES, NELSON DONT DESERVE WHAT THEIR SAYING ABOUT HIM ON GOOGLE, IM SICK OF IT AND IM READY TO TELL EVERY THING I KNOW ABOUT THAT LOOSER ASS COMPANY, IF THE TRUTH BE KNOWN THEY R THE REASON MY HUSBAND IS GONE AND A LOT OF OTHERS, THEY DONT CARE ABOUT WRESTLERS ,JUST MAKING MONEY FROM THEM, I C WHERE THERE IS BEING A LOT OF SHIT SAID THATS NOT TRUE, PEOPLE R SAYING THEY HAVE BEEN INTERVIEWING ME AND SAYING I SAID THIS AND THAT ITS A LIE, I WILL DEFEND MY HUSBAND , NO MATTER WHAT, THERES A LOT OF THINGS ABOUT WWE THAT U FANS DONT KNOW AND NOT AWARE OF, WELL I KNOW AND IF U KNEW U WOULD NEVER WATCH IT AGAIN, THEY SUCK TIMES 1000, VERY EVIL AND COULD CARE LESS IF ONE OF THEM DIES, IM HIGHLY PISSED , ALSO LEAVE BOBBY HORNE ALONE, HE LOVED NELSON AND HAS DONE NOTHING BUT HELP ME, WHEN HE IS SICK HIS SELF ,HES NOT SCAMMING ANYONE ONE HE LOVED HIS BROTHER, IF U DONT HAVE NOTHING POSITIVE TO SAY ABOUT HIM, DELETE YOUR SELF FROM MY PAGE BECAUSE WITHOUT HIM I COULNT HAVE DID THIS ALONE, SO MANY DIFFERENT STORIES R BEING TOLD , AND WITH OUT TALKING TO ME HOW WOULD ANYONE KNOW, TMZ SAID THEY DID AN INTERVIEW WITH ME AN THEY LIED , I DIDNT TALK TO ANYONE FROM TMZ AND THEY JUST MADE UP A STORY AND LIED, IM SICK OF PEOPLE LYING AND MAKING UP THEIR OWN STORIES,I LOVE U GUYS BUT DONT BELIEVE EVERY THING U HEAR, NELSON WAS A GOOD MAN AND BOBBY IS ALSO, I TRULY HAVE HAD VERY KIND PEOPLE THAT R GOOD AND NOT MAKING UP LIES, BUT FOR MORE INFO GO TO WWE FAN PAGE AND A COUPLE OF OTHERS, I HAVE NOTHING TO LOSE, AND IM VERY ANGRY WITH PEOPLE MAKING UP STORIES ,LET MY HUSBAND REST IN PIECE, AND LEAVE BOBBY HORNE ALONE ,HE HAS BEEN NOTHING BUT HELPFUL TO ME! I LOVE U GUYS BUT IM REALLY HURT WHEN I GO TO THESE WEBSITES AND C TOTALLY BULLSHIT STORIES THAT R JUST BEING MADE UP. THANK U SINCERLY TO THE ONES WHO REALLY LOVED MY HUSBAND AND TRULY CARES, TO THE REST, ESPECIALLY VINCE MCMAHON IM GONNA START TELLING EVERYTHING I KNOW. MUCH LOVE!"
Big Daddy V's funeral will be held on Tuesday, March 4th at 2pm at Pentecostal Praise in East Memphis, Tennessee on Holmes Road.
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