Former WWE Superstar Nelson Frazier, Jr. Has Passed Away

We are saddened to report that former WWE Superstar Nelson Frazier Jr. has passed away. He was 42 years old. Frazier was best known for his various runs in WWE as Mabel, Viscera and Big Daddy V. He was a former WWE tag team champion as part of the Men on a Mission and was the 1995 King of the Ring.

WWE had issued the following statement regarding his passing:

WWE issued the following statement:

“WWE is saddened by the news that Nelson Frazier Jr., aka Big Daddy V and Mabel, has passed away. A larger-than-life Superstar, Frazier was a former World Tag Team Champion, Hardcore Champion and the 1995 King of the Ring.”

“As the dark, formidable Viscera, he was also a member of Undertaker’s faction, The Ministry of Darkness. Frazier’s colorful personality made him a memorable competitor throughout the Attitude Era.”

“Our deepest condolences go out to Frazier’s family, friends and fans.”

The following are some tweets from the wrestling world:

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  • John Laurinaitis

    R.I.P. to the worlds largest love machine :(

  • Scott Jones

    I just met him a few years back…great guy..
    its a shame..
    RIP V

  • G.I.R.L.

    R.I.P. Big Daddy. The day you flattened Trish will forever be one of my all time fave WWE moments. May the divas of yesteryear bless your incoming presence to the forth dimension.

  • MohammadAbulawi

    Its always sad to see when people die, but its even sadder when wrestlers die earlier than average age; goes to show you that people will put their life’s on the line everysingle day just to entertain us. Thank you and Rip bigdaddyv

    • IKeepsit100

      Can you say he died putting his life on the line?

      It’s more like…he needed to cut back on the weight. The weight was the problem.

      He was a good man

  • The Drewster

    Rest In Paradise Viscera! my childhood wrestlers are slowly dying :(

  • A Realist

    Wow, he was that young? I thought he was older. Damn. That sucks.

    • pwnez

      Yep. When he debuted in WWE he was only 21-22 years old.

      • Pozessed

        Holy shizz, I never knew that.

    • brad

      Yeah I was thinking he was atleast mid 50’s.

  • Lone Wolf

    R.I.P. Big V

    • Jay Strongbow

      You and your Kiev comments yesterday were disgusting

      • Lone Wolf

        WTF are you talking about?

  • Scott Kinnard

    Very sad to hear this. I met Viscera a few years ago. One of the nicest wrestlers I’ve met. Very agile for a big guy. Unfortunately, the human heart wasn’t designed to support 500 pounds. He will be missed. My condolences to his family.

    • Pozessed

      That is very true, the guy was just simply too big… Sucks that his profession accepted and if anything liked it a lot. Poor s.o.b. respect towards him for providing us with some great memories though.

      • Progressed_Now

        I can’t help but flash back to Wrestlemania 2000, the Acolytes tossing him from the top turnbuckle……..and the metal sheet shots echoing through the arena rofl, with Bradshaw going on a headshot rampage on the Mean Street Posse and the Headbangers.

  • CSSA

    damn. that sucks. RIP Big Vis. one of the few big men Cena never fought.

  • pwnez


    I don’t care what anyone says, I enjoyed the Mabel/King Mabel character.

  • llllNinjastarllll

    So sad to hear another wrestler die, seems like one dies every year now, R.I.P Big V

  • Progressed_Now

    rest in peace big fella! you’ve made us cringe, you’ve made us sick & you’ve made us laugh. and I bet Trish, Lillian and Shelton Benjamin & his momma are still feeling the effects of the World’s Largest Luuuv Machine!

    a job well done! farewell, big man. missed but never forgotten.

  • superturbo

    I always liked him in 1995 as King Mabel a; “King Of The Ring” winner. and like he said in one of his shoot interviews should’ve been champion that year and let Diesel/Nash chase the monster for a while, R.I.P. you will be missed big man.

    I pray RAW honors him by giving him a small respectful tribute video package next Monday night. One thats far better than the previous one they did for Mae Young a few weeks ago.

  • Buzzard Follower

    rip big v you gave us great memories my condolences to his family and friends. another wrestler I grew up watching is gone wow

  • Rick Yuhnke

    In shock, first off, never knew he was so young. Now, dead, wow, it sure says a lot for the lifestyle pro wrestlers have even today. We have all read stories about the partying from the past and the steroid use, but I thought that most of it was done. Guess not, love live the Love Machine, Big Daddy, Viscera. Sad

    • Kris Mystery

      Yeah because Big V was the epitome of steroid use being as cut as he was!!. Had nothing to do with the fact he was 500 pounds!!!

      • superturbo

        Exactly, and yet i got neg *repped* because i spoken some hard truths on the matter myself. What can i say some people just won’t even listen to things they should when it does matter.

        Plenty of other wrestlers are Nelson’s size as well, now unless their own health status is investigated regularly, how long have they seriously got before their deaths are probably reported about in the near future God forbid as well?

  • superturbo

    I know we’re all in shock at his passing but it must be said that, obesity in America has to be taken far more seriously. His age and size alone says that his health must’ve plagued him for years though? Being that large must’ve taken its toll on his heart for years, yet he still worked to make a living for himself.

    I’m truly sad at hearing about his death, but i sincerely hope its a sign that the wrestling business both large and small will look at larger in-ring performers and ask the more important questions that require to be asked about their health and fitness levels more closely in the future. Too many casualties in lots of sports and we’re always hearing about the deaths of big powerful men. Being strong with muscles and size is one thing?, being healthier in terms of your cardio-system and heart is another thing entirely apparently.

    • superturbo

      What the hell. Stop acting like childish idiots as if somebody has to be neg repped for speaking on truthful matters! Grow up the man died sadly and it wasn’t because he was healthy at his size.

      I never like hearing about any wrestlers death so don’t think i’m in the mood for any foolish bullcrap like neg repping today from childish morons! I’m very sadden by Mabel/Viscera/Big Daddy V’s dying and i’m not going to change what i said because some disagree with the damn truth.

    • RCW E-FED

      its life bruh.. and it sucks we can’t control everything

  • Jeremy-County Roberts

    Damn life is so short. Screw 2014. Everyone is going left and right. Poor guy. Should of took better care of himself tho. Still sad. One of my favorite guys of the 90’s growing up. He just had that mean scary look that most heels could never have. RIP man. RIP. WWE better honor him on Raw.

  • skywolf

    R.I.P King Mable/Mable/Viscera/Big Daddy V. One thing i remember about him was when he had that moment with Lilian Garcia

  • ac1d

    Always wanted to see him back…damnit…RIP

  • satishwarne708

    Ah crap I was expecting him to return to WWE as surprise entrant in the RR in the future.RIP ,wow just 42 he was way younger than I thought.

  • number1bigdaddy

    thanks for everything big daddy v RIP

    • Vince McMahon

      get the f*ck outta here. somebody is dead and you think its the right time to make a f*cking drug joke?

  • John Miller

    Rest in peace, you will be forever missed, this is so sad and shocking.

  • Mr_DJ

    Looked like he was starting to turn his life around. Read about him losing a lot of weight recently.

  • Deante320

    The world’s largest love machine will always be loved by all. And man did that dude made me laugh in wwe. R.I.P big Vis

  • Pfc Mark Kevin Apalisok

    I Still want him to return to the WWE! He died of heart attack because of Being Big~ R.I.P.

    • JR

      Of course I do not work for WWE, but I can only speculate that Big Daddy V will not be returning to the WWE brand at this time.

  • Fantasma Del Guapo

    I best remember him as the biggest baddest henchman on the Corporate Ministry, and that time they had cornered Vince in his office…

    Shane O’Mac: “You can’t hide from me forever, Vince! Viscera open that door!”

    And that feud he had with Mark Henry was some surreal stuff!

    • RCW E-FED

      I don’t remember that feud but I do remember them teaming

  • yrabadi

    Dang. Sad news. Had no idea how loved he was. Crazy. RIP, thanks for the memories.

    • RCW E-FED

      Vis was the man… I had a short convo with him on facebook a while back.. Told him I was a fan and told him about my caw that he inspired LMAO… He liked that. Said he was glad that I was one of his fans. You could tell he was a real genuinely nice guy.. He didn’t know me first celeb to respond to a direct mention or post of his FB wall for me.

  • AVPredator4985

    The World’s Largest Love Machine will surely be missed… That man sure knew how to make an elbow drop look like it hurt. R.I.P. Viscera, one of the good ones.

  • Punk2k14

    RIP Viscera/Big Daddy V used to love the guy sad loss to wrestling fans and the industry much loved guy.

    Would love Undertaker saying some nice things about him on his return to RAW on Monday after all they were in The Ministry of Darkness together

  • Alan Lopez

    Nooooooooooooooooooo ????

  • Jay Strongbow

    We have lost a rap icon :(

  • JamieEvsxx

    heard about it this morning…I remember when I first got into wrestling and seeing him as Viscera I was just like “HOLY SH*T!” and then once his character changed to Big Daddy V and it actually scared me a little and it was awesome!…=D…RIP Viscera/Big Daddy V/Mabel…=(

  • TDR25_Forever

    Rest eternally big Vis. I had forgotten about all the stuff he did a few years back as Big Daddy V and Viscera but I still remember a lot of what he did in M.O.M.

  • Sigma ?

    He was a decent monster heel and hilarious when he was a face. Talented performer. I remember the days when he used to do that standing wheel kick move. It was sick.

  • Noah

    R.I.P Nelson Frazier (aka Mabel,Viscera,Big Daddy V) M.O.M was one of my favorite tag teams back in the day.Thanks for the memories big man.

  • Dixie Carter

    R.I.P another former WWE star dies :( TNA always provide better health for the wrestlers. We treat them as family, not objects (in real life)

    • Donny Octave

      This isn’t the time for your B.S. dammit. Save it for something else, better yet just f*cking go somewhere else!

      • Noah

        I agree man.I can’t stand that F’n person.And the stupid comments that person makes.

        • Donny Octave

          Urgh, it just pisses me off to no extent, someone dies, or something serious is going down/went down, and then out comes this f*cking faker looking to amuse themselves at the expense of whoever the f*ck looks worth it.

    • Progressed_Now

      get fuucked already, you were never funny to begin with.

    • The One, The Only, The Ellis!

      I usually like your comments, but this was just too immoral of you.

      • The One, The Only, The Ellis!

        I guess people enjoy hearing the death of Big Daddy V due to the disagrees I have, STUPID JACKASSES!!!!!!!!

      • Dixie Carter

        I just state the truth. If the truth hurts that is because im real


    As soon as I opened my Facebook this morning this was the first news I saw.. from Solomonster nonetheless. Very saddened to hear this news. Never met Big Vis personally but he definately left a lasting memory in my mind forever! I even used his theme song as my own for my CAW on my youtube show, last year. I know you are a future HOFer for sure! #RIPBIGVIS
    Throw your Vs UP!!!!

  • TheGreatPowerfulPlatypus

    It’s a shame this man passed, I hate to say this about anyone at all but I didn’t feel like he was gonna live long :( R.I.P Big Vis

  • insomniacreviewer

    R.I.P i always thought he was very entertaining and he will be missed.

  • brad

    R.ip. Big daddy.

  • Taiana Aubrey

    R.I.P. big daddy v

  • Lobothemainman

    This is crushing news. RIP Big Vis.

  • Wes Eisenschenk

    Thought of Viscera on the way home from work today and turned on the PC to see this. WOW.

  • RealKRone88

    Gonna miss the guy. Watched a few of his matches, growing up, that led to his role in the Ministry of Darkness.