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Nelson Frazier Jr., Former WWE Star Big Daddy V, Passes Away at Age 43 (AKA Mabel, Viscera)
Bleacher Report / Los Angeles Times ^ | February 19, 2014 | Tyler Conway

Posted on 02/19/2014 10:08:21 AM PST by EveningStar

Nelson Frazier, a former WWE wrestler better known for his stage names Mabel, Viscera and Big Daddy V, passed away Tuesday at age 43 after suffering a massive heart attack.

WWE.com's Staff confirmed Frazier's passing, stating:

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at bleacherreport.com ...


TOPICS: Music/Entertainment; Sports; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: bigdaddyv; mabel; nelsonfrazierjr; obituary; prowrestling; viscera
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1 posted on 02/19/2014 10:08:21 AM PST by EveningStar
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To: CounterCounterCulture

ping


2 posted on 02/19/2014 10:09:30 AM PST by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

Yikes, too young to go. RIP.


3 posted on 02/19/2014 10:10:50 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: EveningStar

Sorry to hear it, but he’s past my time.

I was of the Jake the Snake and Hacksaw Jim demographic.


4 posted on 02/19/2014 10:15:48 AM PST by humblegunner
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To: EveningStar

A lot of pro wrestlers have died young - this guy had to weigh close to 500 pounds.


5 posted on 02/19/2014 10:18:45 AM PST by dainbramaged (Windage and elevation, Mrs. Langdon; windage and elevation.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Seems to me the life expectancy of wrestlers isn’t very high.


6 posted on 02/19/2014 10:21:29 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: EveningStar

I remember him as Mabel, a real shame..RIP


7 posted on 02/19/2014 10:21:54 AM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: humblegunner

I was of the Pedro Morales and Tony Garea generation. I’ve never heard of Big Daddy V.


8 posted on 02/19/2014 10:28:44 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts ("The further a society drifts from truth the more it will hate those who speak it." - George Orwell)
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To: dfwgator

Many are on steroids, which predisposes them to a higher risk of heart disease. Through in being on the road constantly, eating diner food, and being constantly slammed down, even if the mat is padded.


9 posted on 02/19/2014 10:31:35 AM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: EveningStar
Not sure if I would call this guy Mabel to his face


10 posted on 02/19/2014 10:37:00 AM PST by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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To: capydick
Not sure if I would call this guy Mabel to his face

What if he told you to?

11 posted on 02/19/2014 10:47:10 AM PST by Paine in the Neck (Our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor)
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To: capydick

so the spandex finally gave way.


12 posted on 02/19/2014 10:48:19 AM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: EveningStar

There seems to be a common malady in the ring of a disproportional imbalance of blood in the cholesterol


13 posted on 02/19/2014 11:06:45 AM PST by Insigne123 (It is the soldier, not the community organizer, who gives us freedom of the press)
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To: Insigne123

Just looking at his pix, he most likely had very high blood pressure, in addition to coronary artery disease, and being black, all working against him. I’m not surprised he kicked it when he did. He was a complete setup for a massive MI.


14 posted on 02/19/2014 11:51:35 AM PST by bkopto (Free men are not equal. Equal men are not free.)
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To: humblegunner

I was of the Jake the Snake and Hacksaw Jim demographic.

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LOL. For me, Bruno San Martino.

It was so long ago, I think that was his name.


15 posted on 02/19/2014 11:56:39 AM PST by dmz
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To: EveningStar

Sixteen comments and nothing about steroids yet.

Sure the guy was a lardass, but they all do the ‘roids, too.


16 posted on 02/19/2014 12:59:27 PM PST by henkster (Communists never negotiate.)
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To: humblegunner

I grew up with Championship Wrestling in the Midwest Circuit, late 60s, early 70s. If it was on at grandpa Repcheff’s, it’s what we were watching.

Baron von Raschke
Yukon Moose Cholak
Dick the Bruiser
Dr. Moto & Mitsu Arakawa
The Valiant Brothers

Hosted by Sam Menacher and Chuck Marlowe.


17 posted on 02/19/2014 1:02:15 PM PST by henkster (Communists never negotiate.)
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To: henkster

This guy reminds me of another guy from that time. Abdullah the butcher. Although he lived a lot longer and might even still be alive. Also owned what was supposed to be a great ribs restaurant in KC? Also supposed to have been a real nice guy.


18 posted on 02/19/2014 1:53:36 PM PST by sharkhawk (Mr Gorbachev, tear down this wall.)
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To: henkster

Sailor Art Thomas, the Lumberjacks, The Professor?


19 posted on 02/19/2014 2:21:56 PM PST by isom35
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To: dmz

Sammartino.


20 posted on 02/19/2014 3:00:26 PM PST by EveningStar
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
I was of the Pedro Morales and Tony Garea generation. I’ve never heard of Big Daddy V.

I go back to the Olympic auditorium with the likes of Freddie Blassie, John Tolos, Mil Mascaras and Mr. Universe Earl Maynard.

21 posted on 02/19/2014 3:24:12 PM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: EveningStar
Just thinking about him the other day, as WrestleCrap last Friday inducted his 2005-7ish stint as Viscera, The World's Largest Love Machine"
22 posted on 02/19/2014 4:00:20 PM PST by CounterCounterCulture
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To: AFCdt; alisasny; ambrose; AppyPappy; Archie Bunker on steroids; Austin Willard Wright; barmag25; ...
*** WRASSLIN’ PING LIST TAGGED IN***

As always, if you'd like ON or OFF my wrasslin' ping list, let me know

Also, catching up on some past wrestling obituaries...

George Scott dead at 84 (professional wrestler)

Mae Young, wrestling legend from SC, dies

23 posted on 02/19/2014 4:04:02 PM PST by CounterCounterCulture
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To: henkster

See post 9.


24 posted on 02/19/2014 4:08:01 PM PST by TruthWillWin (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.)
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To: isom35

I remember the Professor; wore a mask over his face because he didn’t want his identity revealed because he was a University Professor (or so he said). Very well spoken, used the scientific method of wrestling.


25 posted on 02/19/2014 4:09:12 PM PST by henkster (Communists never negotiate.)
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To: EveningStar

I began following wrestling during Bruno Sanmartino’s first title reign, in what was then called the “World Wide Wrestling Federation.” His opponents back then were people like Gorilla Monson, Killer Kowalski, Ivan Koloff, and Professor Taru Tanaka. I stopped following wrestling about 15 years ago.


26 posted on 02/19/2014 4:59:07 PM PST by GreenHornet
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To: sharkhawk

Abdullah is alive

http://www.yelp.com/biz/abdullah-the-butcher-house-ribs-atlanta


27 posted on 02/19/2014 6:36:24 PM PST by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: humblegunner

He was very unpopular with other wrestlers.


28 posted on 02/19/2014 6:41:07 PM PST by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: Insigne123

I might have to steal that line from you.


29 posted on 02/19/2014 6:44:50 PM PST by Sawdring
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To: bkopto

Maybe steroid use as well?


30 posted on 02/19/2014 6:51:24 PM PST by Fred Hayek (The Democratic Party is now the operational arm of the CPUSA)
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To: capydick

Jeepers! I could just imagine the reaction when this guy walked into the tattoo parlor. Talk about working under pressure in adverse conditions...


31 posted on 02/20/2014 6:15:43 PM PST by Hatteras
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