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'King Mabel' Nelson Frazier passes away

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"King Mabel" the giant man of former WWE tag team champions Men on a Mission passed away on Tuesday after a massive heart attack.

Nelson Frazier began wrestling as part of The Harlem Knights with his "brother" Bobby in the North Carolina scene before going to the USWA in Memphis and skyrocketing to the WWF/E.

Men on a Mission had a semi-successful but tumultuous career in the WWF/E winning the tag team titles twice and with Nelson winning the King of the Ring in 1995 after turning on Mo and Oscar. Mo would later rejoin his partner as 'Sir Mo.'

Mabel would leave the WWF/E in 1996 and work in Puerto Rico as well as returning to the USWA and later Memphis Championship Wrestling. He would eventually return to the WWF/E in 1998 as one of the Undertakers minions in The Ministry of Darkness as Viscera but that run was short lived and he was gone again in 2000.

Frazier returned to the indie circuit again with Memphis Championship Wrestling and a brief appearance in TNA but the WWF/E would again come calling and he would return for the last time there from 2004-2008. As Viscera he would often be found in comedy skits and tagging with Val Venis as well as find himself smitten with Lillian Garcia, all in the name of good fun.

When the WWF/E took over ECW Viscera would end up drafted to the "third brand" as Big Daddy V playing a bodyguard for Matt Striker and eventually going on his own to challenge for the ECW title.

After being released in 2008 Frazier would spend time on the indies including a short stint in Japan for AJPW as Big Daddy Voodoo.

The wrestling world was stunned when they heard of the death of Frazier including his former partner and long time friend Sir Mo, Bobby Horne who was "heartbroken and devastated."

Upon hearing of Frazier's death Chris Masters said via Twitter, "Nelson Frazier/Big V has died.This really hurts!He was one of the good guys, and was always a great mentor and supportive. I Love U BigV RIP."

Former ECW Heavyweight Champion Tommy Dreamer said, "I am shocked & so sad. Mabel, Viscera, Big Daddy V (Nelson Frazier) passed away. He was a good friend. He just celebrated his 43Bday."

And former WWE commentator Jim Ross noted, "Just hit word that Nelson Frazier, Jr aka Viscera, Mabel, Big Daddy V passed away apparently of a heart attack. He was 43. RIP Big Fella."

Veteran of the squared circle Cueball Carmichael remarked, "I have known Nelson since the early 1990's he was a friend a colleague and a brother. I am deeply saddened to learn of his passing and my deepest condolences to his loved ones. Your kindness & gentile ways behind locker doors will be missed."

Top indie promoter and owner of Hoosier Pro Wrestling Jerry Wilson said of Fraizer, "So sorry to about the passing of Nelson Frazier. Vis was a real good guy who I got to know in the USWA days in Louisville and took a big side slam from him in Paragould, AR that scared the crap out of me, but it was the easiest bump ever. Thoughts and prayers go out to wife Cassandra, his family and friends."

And Jayson Maples, promoter of "Heroes and Legends" of which Men on a Mission was to be part of in March said, "Everyone at Heroes & Legends Wrestling are sending prayers to the family of Nelson Fraizer A.K.A. Mable/Big Daddy V who tragically passed away today at the age of 43 years old. Nelson was set to appear at Heroes & Legends 3 alongside his partners Mo & Oscar. He was a friend, and a brother to us and his passing is a great loss to all of us. Please, please, please keep his family in your prayers."

Nelson Frazier was 43 years old.

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