Former WWE Star Viscera Passes Away at Age 43

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WWE.com is reporting that former WWE star Nelson Frazier, Jr. passed away Tuesday of an apparent heart attack at the age of 43 (four days after his birthday). Nelson debuted in the WWE in 1993 as “Mabel”, one-half of the tag team Men on a Mission with Mo. As a part of Men on a Mission, Mabel would hold the WWE World Tag Team Championship on one occasion. Two years after his WWE debut, Mabel would win the 1995 King of the Ring Tournament, signifying his start as a singles star in the WWE. Frazier’s first stint with the WWE would come to an end in 1996. After a couple of years on the independent circuit, Frazier would return to the WWE in 1998 for a one night only appearance as Mabel before going missing from WWE television again. Mabel would return in 1999, taking part in the Royal Rumble Match that year, where he was “abducted” by The Undertaker and the Ministry of Darkness. The next night on RAW, Frazier was re-introduced as Viscera, the black-clad enforcer of the Ministry of Darkness, a role that Viscera stayed in until July of 1999 when the Ministry disbanded. Viscera would then compete in the Hardcore division, winning the Hardcore Title at WrestleMania 2000, though, per the rules of the match, Viscera would lose the title mere moments later. In August, Viscera was released from his contract.

In 2004, Frazier would return to the WWE as Viscera, but would ultimately be re-branded as the pajama-wearing “World’s Largest Love Machine”, the first time that the Viscera character was a face. After some fledgling feuds and a heel turn over the next few years (with Viscera’s most notable angle being with Lilian Garcia). In 2007, Viscera was drafted to the ECW brand and, three weeks later, Frazier would appear, re-packaged, as Big Daddy V. Under the management of Matt Striker, Big Daddy V would feud with the likes of CM Punk and Kane before being drafted to SmackDown in March of 2008. However, Big Daddy V would never appear on the blue brand and was again released from the WWE in August of 2008. Frazier’s last match in the WWE was against CM Punk on March 11, 2008. Following his release from the WWE, Frazier would return to the independent circuit, competing for Juggalo Championship Wrestling, Georgia Championship Wrestling, Nu-Wrestling Evolution, and New Japan Pro Wrestling, among others. In addition to his wrestling career, Frazier was also an actor, appearing in the films, “Wrong Side of Town” and “National Lampoon’s 301: The Legend of Awesomest Maximus”.

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