Nelson Frazier has passed away. He was 42.
Frazier, who is more known for his WWF and WWE roles as Mabel, Viscera and Big Daddy V, died on Tuesday following a heart attack.
He debuted in the WWF in the early 90s alongside Mo and manager Oscar under the guise of Men on a Mission, a rapper tag-team. They were the epitome of family-friendly in the WWF at the time, though Mabel’s 500-pound stature would eventually guarantee a move up the card, and it came in early 1995 when he turned heel and shortly after won the King of the Ring tournament. This led to a WWF Championship match against Diesel at SummerSlam that year, which he lost. A program with Undertaker followed, but unfortunately ‘Taker suffered a broken orbital bone in a match between the two. Many criticised Frazier’s work as rough and careless, ending his run as a top-line star.
He left the company shortly after, and returned in 1998 during the Attitude era. Now christened Viscera as part of the Ministry of Darkness storyline, he appeared in main event angles as part of the group, and even earned a brief Hardcore Championship reign.
He left again in 2000, before returning in 2004. He ended up in the WWE’s version of ECW as monster heel Big Daddy V, before leaving the company for the final time in 2008.