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Nelson Frazier, Jr.

Nelson Frazier, Jr., a larger-than-life figure who portrayed Mabel, Viscera and Big Daddy V over the course of multiple tenures for WWE, died of a suspected heart attack on Tuesday. He just turned 43-years-old on Valentine's Day.

With less a full year of professional wrestling experience, the massive grappler premiered in the World Wrestling Federation as a member of the rapping tag team Men on a Mission. Managed by Oscar, Mabel and his partner, Mo, hoped their success inside the ring would serve as a positive influence to inner-city youths struggling to decipher right from wrong.

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For the better part of their first year, the duo easily destroyed smaller competition. Their colossal success eventually earned them an opportunity at The Quebecers' WWF World Tag Team Championship at WrestleMania X. The rapping tandem was unable to walk away with the win, but did manage to capture the title just days later when they defeated The Quebecers in England. Unfortunately for Mabel and Mo, they lost the title two days later.

Men on a Mission struggled to get on a winning streak following their championship loss. Their inconsistency lasted for more than one year before they finally developed an unpopular mean streak. Immediately after dismissing the fans' opinions of him, Mabel went on an incredible winning streak, which ultimately resulted in him winning the 1995 King of the Ring tournament. As King he found himself competing in main events all over the world. He even challenged Diesel for the WWF Championship at SummerSlam.

Following a three-year absence from the World Wrestling Federation, the giant figure returned to the sports-entertainment promotion in January 1999 as an unwilling member of The Undertaker's Ministry of Darkness. As Viscera, he abused opponents with a methodical style that utilized his size and brute strength. He worked with the The Acolytes to eliminate any individuals who tried to hinder The Undertaker's work. After breaking free from the Lord of Darkness, Viscera vanished from the company in 2000.

Upon his return to the promotion - by then renamed World Wrestling Entertainment - in September 2004, parts of his personality that were previously dormant bubbled to the surfaced and he soon became known as "The World's Largest Love Machine." He pursued a few WWE Divas, but focused his attention on ring announcer Lilian Garcia. He teamed briefly with Val Venis and later Charlie Haas but ultimately both partnerships dissolved.

ECW has a away of bringing the extreme out of wrestlers. Repackaged as Big Daddy V, the super-sized brute joined ECW to protect Matt Striker from The Boogeyman. After ridding Striker of his worm-eating nemesis, Big Daddy V went inter-promotional, focusing much of his devastation on the bigger WWE Superstars of the SmackDown brand, including The Undertaker and Kane. By the end of 2007, he was embroiled in battles with the Brothers of Destruction, and managed to defeat Kane in an Extreme Rules Match. He was last seen in ECW in 2008, in a losing effort against CM Punk during a qualifying contest for the Money in the Bank Match at WrestleMania XXIV. Following his departure from WWE in August of that year, Frazier appeared on the independent wrestling circuit and in All-Japan Pro Wrestling.

 

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