|Nelson Frazier, Jr|
|Ring Names|| Big Daddy V|
|Height||6 ft 7 in (2.06 cm)|
|Weight||484 lbs (220 kg)|
|Born||February 14, 1968|
|Billed||Harlem, New York|
Nelson Frazier, Jr. (February 14, 1968) is an American professional wrestler, best known for his appearances in World Wrestling Federation/Entertainment under the names Mabel, King Mabel, Viscera, and most recently Big Daddy V.
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Early Career (1993-2003)
Frazier began his professional wrestling career under the ring name "JD Layson", one half of the team "The Harlem Knights" with his partner and kayfabe brother Bobby. The team wrestled in the United States Wrestling Association and the Pro Wrestling Federation (PWF), winning the PWF Tag Team Championship on two occasions, before being signed by the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) in July 1993.''Upon coming to the WWF, the Harlem Knights were given a new gimmick: Nelson (Frazier) became "Mabel", Bobby became Mo and they were given a rapping manager named Oscar. Together the new team, dubbed "Men on a Mission", was introduced to the WWF audience through vignettes that attempted to get the team across as three African American men trying to make a positive change in inner city neighborhoods—hence the team name. The group, constantly clad in purple and yellow, debuted as solid fan favorites, in the tag team division. At WrestleMania X, they defeated the WWF World Tag Team champions The Quebecers via count out but did not win the belts. On April 29, 1994, Men on a Mission won the titles at a house show in London, England. The Quebecers regained the title two days later in Sheffield, England.
In 1995, Mabel and Mo betrayed and attacked Oscar, becoming villains. As a villain, Mabel received a push as a singles wrestler, culminating with his winning the King of the Ring tournament in June, with Mo acting as his manager. During his tenure as King of the Ring, Mabel was addressed as "King Mabel", with Mo similarly having his name changed to "Sir Mo",. While never appearing on television, Mabel was awarded a championship belt which was personally designed and created by belt maker Reggie Parks. The belt, proclaiming the wearer to be "King of the Ring", is one of a kind, as the World Wrestling Federation had never before, or since, created a belt for the King of the Ring. Immediately after becoming King, Mabel challenged WWF Champion Diesel at August's SummerSlam, but lost. Following that loss he became involved in the ongoing Yokozuna versus The Undertaker feud, helping Yokozuna attack a downed Undertaker and taking turns dropping legs across the Undertaker's face with Yokozuna until they fractured his orbital bone following a match, putting him out of action for two months. A month after his return, the Undertaker defeated King Mabel in a Casket match at the In Your House: Season's Beatings pay-per-view. Mabel's last televised appearance of his first WWF run came at the Royal Rumble the next month, when he participated in the Royal Rumble match.''He then received bookings with the World Wrestling Federation and the Puerto Rico based World Wrestling Council (WWC). In WWC, he engaged in a rivalry with Carlos Colón, during which the Universal Heavyweight Championship was "held up" following a match between the two of them before Mabel won the championship and held it for a month. He was released from the WWF in early 1996 and spent much of the next two years in Tennessee wrestling for the United States Wrestling Association, which went through a number of administration changes during his stay and was rebranded Memphis Championship Wrestling and Memphis Wrestling. While there, he captured the promotion's top title twice. On November 1, 1998 Mabel made a one-night-only surprise appearance in Extreme Championship Wrestling's November to Remember as a Full Blood Italians member with Ulf Herman, and attacked Tommy Rogers and Chris Chetti until Spike Dudley made the save.
On July 6, 1998 Mabel made a one-night-only surprise return to the WWF to challenge, and lose to, the new King of the Ring: Ken Shamrock. He made his full-time return in 1999, first appearing at the pre-show for the Royal Rumble before appearing on the show itself, on which he was kidnapped by The Undertaker, his Acolytes (Bradshaw and Faarooq) and Mideon. The next night, he was reintroduced as "Viscera", and began acting as the Ministry of Darkness' enforcer, adopting a gothic look in the process, including white-out contact lenses, a bleached mohawk, and a black bodysuit. After the July 1999 break up of the Ministry, the Viscera character floated around the mid-card, frequently teaming with fellow former Ministry member Mideon and becoming part of the burgeoning hardcore division, winning the WWF Hardcore Championship once before he was released from his WWF contract in August 2000.In March 2003, Frazier, as "Nelson Knight", made a surprise appearance at a weekly NWA: Total Nonstop Action pay-per-view at the side of Ron Killings. He appeared again the next week, but did not stay with the company beyond that. He made a number of other independent appearances, including returning to the Memphis area where he wrestled for Memphis Championship Wrestling, holding the Southern Heavyweight Championship once, and Southern Wrestling Alliance, holding that company's top title as well.
WWE Return (2004-2008)
Frazier, returning to the Viscera name and gimmick, returned to the WWF – by then renamed World Wrestling Entertainment as a heel – in September 2004. In his first appearance, he and fellow former Ministry of Darkness member Gangrel surprised and attacked their one–time stable leader, The Undertaker, on behalf of former Ministry Acolyte John "Bradshaw" Layfield. After just two weeks on SmackDown!, however, he was moved to the Raw brand. In his first three months on the Raw brand, Viscera mainly wrestled on Raw's sister show Heat, only making sporadic appearances on the actual Raw show. He had his first major storyline on the brand in April 2005 when he aligned with Trish Stratus to take part in her rivalry with Lita and Lita's storyline husband Kane. While they were working together, Viscera and Stratus were featured in a segment in which he attempted to seduce her, only to be rebuffed until he "took care of" Kane. That segment began a gimmick change for Viscera, who transformed into "The World's Largest Love Machine". He took out Trish Stratus after he lost to Kane at Backlash 2005 for her constant belittling of Viscera, causing him to turn face. He wrestled his matches wearing pajamas and making overtly sexual gestures in the ring. He also became smitten with Raw ring announcer Lilian Garcia and tried different tactics to seduce her every week. At the June Vengeance pay-per-view Garcia reciprocated, proposing to him in the center of the ring, only to be turned down and left in the ring crying when The Godfather arrived with a number of his "hoes" to show Viscera what he would "be leaving behind" if he got married. After the Lilian Garcia storyline ended, Viscera was paired with the like minded "ladies man" Val Venis to form the tag team V–Squared. They teamed together for nearly nine months, mainly on Heat. They challenged for the World Tag Team Championship on a few occasions, but they never held the title. When Venis was put out of action with a legitimate injury in April 2006, Viscera went back to singles wrestling. His first action back on his own was an attempt to reconcile with Lilian Garcia, but was interrupted and attacked by Umaga during his proposal. Two weeks later, when Garcia was (legitimately, accidentally) knocked from the ring apron by Charlie Haas, spraining her wrist; the incident was worked into a storyline. Haas and Viscera began fighting over Garcia – after Haas apologized – and then both men betrayed her and formed a tag team when she declared she only wanted to be friends, causing Viscera to turn heel. The team was split, however, when Haas reunited with Shelton Benjamin to reform The World's Greatest Tag Team. On June 17, 2007, Frazier was sent from the Raw brand to ECW in the supplemental section of WWE's draft. Three weeks later, he debuted on ECW's weekly television program, repackaged as "Big Daddy V", a powerhouse "hired gun" character in the employ of Matt Striker, arriving just in time to help Striker in his rivalry with The Boogeyman. After dispatching the Boogeyman, Big Daddy V defeated Tommy Dreamer in the ECW brand's Elimination Chase to become the number one contender for the ECW Championship at No Mercy, but lost to CM Punk by disqualification at the pay-per-view when Striker interfered in the match. He then became embroiled in a feud with SmackDown's Kane. He also participated in the No Way Out 2008 Elimination Chamber match but was eliminated early on. He wrestled his last match in WWE against CM Punk on an episode of ECW in a Money in the Bank qualifying match, which he lost. As part of the 2008 WWE Supplemental Draft, Big Daddy V was drafted to the SmackDown brand. Frazier was released from his WWE contract on August 8, 2008, before appearing as part of that brand.
Championships and accomplishments
- PWI ranked him #340 of the 500 best singles wrestlers during the "PWI Years" in 2003.
Signature moves and Managers
- As Big Daddy V
- XWF Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
- As King V
- Matt Striker