Wrestling By The Numbers: Nelson ‘Big Daddy V.’ Frazier Jr.
The professional wrestling world has been morning the death of former 1-Time WWE Tag-Team Champion and 1-Time WWE Hardcore Champion Nelson ‘Big Daddy V.’ Frazier Jr.. The 43-year-old Memphis Tennessee native passed away suddenly on February 18th after suffering a massive heart attack. Frazier Jr. was a 23-year veteran of the professional wrestling industry who first debuted back in 1991 and has competed under numerous names including Big Daddy V., Viscera, Mabel, King V., Nelson Knight, Big Nelson and Big Daddy Voodoo. During his time in the business he was one of the largest athletes competing inside the squared circle standing 6′ 8” tall and weighing just under 500 lbs for the majority of his career. After his untimely death his wife Cassandra revealed he had been battling problems with high blood pressure and had recently lost around 100 lbs.
Nelson Frazier Jr. first gained success in professional wrestling competing as Nelson Knight for both the United States Wrestling Association and the Pro Wrestling Federation the early 1990’s. Known as The Harlem Knights alongside partner Bobby, the duo became former 2-Time PWF Tag-Team Champions before signing with World Wrestling Entertainment in 1993 and becoming Men On A Mission. Known now as Mabel and Mo, the tag-team had success competing against the likes of The Quebecers and The Smoking Gunns. Mabel won the 1995 King Of The Ring tournament and went on to have main event feuds with the likes of Diesel, Yokozuna and The Undertaker before being released in early 1996. Over the next two years he worked for the World Wrestling Council in Puerto Rico where he battled Carlos Colon and became a former 1-Time WWC Universal Champion. He also returned to Memphis and even appeared for Extreme Championship Wrestling briefly in 1998.
He returned to the WWE from 1998-2000 and became a member of The Ministry Of Darkness who transformed him into Viscera. He tagged regularly with wrestler Mideon and was also involved in a feud against superstar Mark Henry. After being released for second time in August 2000 he again returned to working in Memphis and made a couple appearances during the early days of TNA Wrestling in 2003. His third and final stop with the WWE lasted from 2004 until 2008 starting with him becoming The World’s Largest Love Machine and forming a tag-team with Val Venis. In June of 2007 Frazier Jr. was repackaged as the intimidating Big Daddy V. and was managed by Matt Striker on the WWE’s ECW brand. He was gaining singles success with his new character before being released in August of 2008 after his doctor expressed concerns to the organization.
Over the past 6-years Frazier Jr. has remained active working for numerous independent organizations and worked for All Japan Pro Wrestling from 2010-2011. In 2009 he made his acting debut appearing in movies including ‘National Lampoon’s 301: The Legend of Awesomest Maxiumus’ as character Ginormous and he also appeared in ‘Wrong Side Of Town’ and was known as Animal. His final match was on October 15th of last year for the international Qatar Pro Wrestling organization where he battled former WWE superstar Rene Dupree.
Below we look at the televised professional wrestling career of Nelson ‘Big Daddy V.’ Frazier Jr. by the numbers…
World Wrestling Entertainment:
* 36 Matches on WWE Pay-Per-View.
* 8 Main Event Matches on WWE Pay-Per-View.
* 88 Matches on WWE Raw.
* 13 Main Event Matches on WWE Raw.
* 24 Matches on WWE Smackdown.
* 3 Main Event Matches on WWE Smackdown.
* 33 Matches on WWE Superstars.
* 5 Main Event Matches on WWE Superstars.
* 2 Matches on WWE Saturday Night’s Main Event.
* 2 Main Event Matches on WWE Saturday Night’s Main Event.
* 55 Matches ( 6th Most All-Time ) on WWE Heat. (First Match: January 24th 1999 Vs Mankind Last Match: May 20th 2007 Vs Eugene)
* 24 Main Event Matches ( 5th Most All-Time ) on WWE Heat. (First Main Event Match: January 24th 1999 Vs Mankind Last Main Event Match: May 6th 2007 With Chris Masters Vs J.T.G. & Shad Gaspard)
* 17 Matches on WWE ECW On Syfy.
* 7 Main Event Matches on WWE ECW On Syfy.
* 27 Matches on WWE Wrestling Challenge.
* 3 Main Event Matches on WWE Wrestling Challenge.
* 9 Matches on WWE Shotgun Saturday Night.
* 2 Main Event Matches on WWE Shotgun Saturday Night.
* 4 Matches on WWE Action Zone.
* 2 Main Event Matches on WWE Action Zone.
* 9 Matches on WWE Jakked.
* 2 Main Event Matches on WWE Jakked.
All Japan Pro Wrestling:
* 2 Matches on AJPW Pay-Per-View.
* 3 Matches on AJPW Growin’ Up.
* 1 Main Event Match on AJPW Growin’ Up.
* 3 Matches on AJPW Cross Over.
* 1 Match on AJPW Summer Impact.
* 2 Matches on AJPW Anniversary Tour.
* 3 Matches on AJPW Pro-Wrestling Love.
* 4 Matches on AJPW Real World Tag League.
Inoki Genome Federation:
* 1 Match on IGF On Samurai Tv.
Inoki Festival Promotions:
* 1 Match on Inoki Festival On Samurai Tv.
Los Perros Del Mal:
* 1 Match on PDM On TVC Deportes.
* 1 Main Event Match on PDM On TVC Deportes.
* 6 Matches on Memphis Wrestling Primetime.
* 1 Main Event Match on Memphis Wrestling Primetime.
Juggalo Championship Wrestling:
* 1 Match on JCW Pay-Per-View.
Family Wrestling Entertainment:
* 1 Match on FWE Pay-Per-View.
World Wrestling League:
* 1 Match on WWL Pay-Per-View.
Southern Allstar Wrestling:
* 1 Match on Southern Allstar Wrestling Television.
* 1 Main Event Match on Southern Allstar Wrestling Television.