Sad news comes from the wrestling world this morning (Wednesday); Nelson Frazier, Jr. has passed away from a heart attack. He was 43.
Also known by Big Daddy V Viscera or King Mabel, the news comes from his original tag team partner Bobby Horne, AKA Mo.
The 6-foot-9, nearly 500-pound Frazier’s wrestling career spanned three decades, taking him from “gigantic rapping guy” to “arrogant king,” eventually leading to him becoming “Viscera,” one of the Undertaker’s minions in The Ministry. After a while, WWE did what they do to a lot of heavyset or ugly guys — they made him a “lover” character who humped people and got aggressive with the ladies. It all sounds ridiculous, but Frazier made a mark on the sport, winning the WWE Hardcore and Tag Team titles on one occasion each, and famously taking the King of the Ring tournament in 1995. He even went to Japan, winning the AJPW All Asia Tag Team Championship in 2011.
Condolences to the family. Check out some clips of King Mabel in action: