Frazier then wrestled for the Puerto Rico-based World Wrestling Council (WWC) from 1995 to 1996. Three months later, on July 30, 2005, in Honolulu, Hawaii he scored three KO wins over Wesley Correira, Carter Williams and Yusuke Fujimoto, respectively, to win the K-1 World Grand Prix 2005 in Hawaii. Dabei konnte das Team den WWF World Tag Team Title erhalten. Frazier starb am 18. [37] Three weeks later, he debuted on ECW on SyFy, repackaged as Big Daddy V, a "hired muscle" character in the employ of Matt Striker, arriving just in time to help Striker in his rivalry with The Boogeyman. Februar 1971 in Memphis, Tennessee; † 18. The belt, engraved with "King of the Ring", is one of a kind, as the World Wrestling Federation had not before or since created a belt for the King of the Ring. We spent the rest of the time before the show sitting there talking while he got dressed and we grabbed some hot dogs from the catering table. [15] After this match, Frazier's push came to an end and within several weeks both he and Horne were fired. [6], At WrestleMania X, Men on a Mission defeated the WWF Tag Team champions, The Quebecers, by countout, but did not win the belts. The two had a series of matches, many of were bouts for the prized North American Heavyweight Championship. On July 6, 1997, Goodridge participated in the first International Vale Tudo Championship tournament. Finally, after grabbing again Otavio's testicles from a clinch, Goodridge overpowered him and landed strikes for the KO, winning the tournament. He originally came to the ring pushing a cart filled with junk called the "junk wagon" and lost most of his early matches before his character caught on and became the top face in the company. Baxter, T. "Eorl faces Daddy of a day EASY! It was the first time in a long time and would turn out to be the last. Viscera then teamed with Val Venis to form V–Squared. After losing to Kane at Backlash, he injured Stratus with his Big Splash finishing move, angry about her constant belittling of him, turning face in the process for the first time since 1995. Meeting King Mabel was one of them for me. After a hiatus of a year, Goodridge would fight another Russian Top Team exponent, Fedor Emelianenko, who made short work of him by punches, knees and soccer kicks in 1:09. [20] The next night on RAW, he was reintroduced as Viscera,[3] he 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.[21]. In early 2012, Goodridge was diagnosed with early onset of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). Stagger Lee disappeared once the loser-leave-town clause in the JYD-DiBiase match had expired, and JYD returned and reclaimed the North American Heavyweight Championship. There are some things you'll never forget from your childhood. GREAT YARMOUTH, England -- Wrestler King Kong Kirk was crushed to death by his 336-pound opponent who dived atop him in his famous 'Big Daddy Splashdown' at a … Anschließend war Frazier bei unabhängigen Wrestling-Ligen tätig. His temper often forced him off the pitch early. Seeing Mabel in person was a thrill. Der Höhepunkt in Fraziers Zeit als Mabel war der Gewinn des damals jährlichen King-of-the-Ring-Turniers 1995. The second round would be slower, as Labasanov took Goodridge down yet performed no attacks, which prompted Goodridge to scream "hit me!" The feud with Reed was notable in that Reed, a protégé of JYD, had turned heel. McDevitt called Viscera's death "tragic", but added: "It's ridiculous that someone can ... try to blame someone because a gentleman with a weight problem died of a heart attack in the shower eight years after he last performed. [3] His first major storyline there started in April 2005, when he aligned with Trish Stratus as part of her feud with Lita and Lita's husband, Kane. [6] Mabel was awarded a championship belt, designed and created by belt maker Reggie Parks. I bet him $10 that Diesel was going to win. Nash said that this caused all of Frazier's 500-plus pound mass to shift to his rear end and thus he would drop onto the opponent full force. Nelson Frazier Jr. (February 14, 1971 – February 18, 2014) was an American professional wrestler, best known for his appearances with the World Wrestling Federation/World Wrestling Entertainment (WWF/WWE) in the 1990s and 2000s under the ring names Mabel, Viscera, and Big Daddy V. A WWF World Tag Team Champion and WWF Hardcore Champion, he won the 1995 King of the Ring tournament and consequently challenged for the WWF World Heavyweight Championship in the main event of that year's SummerSlam. I made the bet because my 8-year-old booking mind at the time figured Mabel would interfere in the match, causing a disqualification and Diesel to win on the technicality. He won the European Heavyweight Championship in Joint Promotions and a disputed branch of the British Heavyweight title in the independent British Wrestling Federation before he quit in 1966 following a (non-kayfabe) campaign of harassment at wrestling shows by former champion Bert Assirati. [15], At PRIDE 3, Goodridge faced Bas Rutten trainee Amir Rahnavardi, who looked to exchange strikes before being knocked down with Gary on top. The next night in Corpus Christi, Texas, King V defeated Andy Dalton and Joey Spector in a handicap match.[43][44]. [27] Goodridge returned to PRIDE after some months, fighting fellow UFC veteran Dan Bobish. Crabtree decided to follow in the footsteps of his father, Shirley Crabtree Sr., becoming a professional wrestler in 1952. Despite the fact that the inquest into Kirk's death found that he had a serious heart condition and cleared Crabtree of any responsibility, Crabtree was devastated. Viscera began wrestling in pajamas and making overtly sexual gestures in the ring. Although he was no longer the main villain in the WWF, the company moved Frazier to another high-profile feud involving The Undertaker. These matches were also notable for their brutality, which included "ghetto street fights", "dog-collar matches", two-out-of-three pin-fall matches and steel-cage matches. Before I could say anymore, that triggered his memory. Backstage, Nash recounted that a furious Vince McMahon was ready to fire Frazier immediately after the match and was about to hand him his release papers, but Nash stepped in and convinced McMahon otherwise as he did not feel Frazier should lose his job over the incident. At the peak of the feud JYD's wife gave birth to their first child, which was made part of the storyline. August 2008 wurde er von der WWE entlassen. At HERO'S 8 on March 12, 2007, Goodridge beat South African Jan "The Giant" Nortje via TKO. After Viscera gave Lillian the Samoan slam, both men laughed about the incident, in the process turning Viscera heel once again. His first opponent was a debutant, former professional wrestler Osamu "Tachihikari" Kawahara, whom Goodridge defeated via choke in under a minute. [51] Cassandra Frazier has joined the full class-action lawsuit by Kyros, which is part of a continuation of litigation since the 2007 Chris Benoit investigation, for herself, as a representative of her late husband, and his estate. With Tenor, maker of GIF Keyboard, add popular Bigdaddy animated GIFs to your conversations. In 1995 he wrestled for National Wrestling Conference in Las Vegas where he had matches with former WWF stars; The Iron Sheik, Mr. Hughes, and The Honky Tonk Man.[13]. Despite those difficulties, Goodridge dominated the scuffle with strikes and ended up knocking out Frye with a right roundhouse kick to the head. The greatest! It was rumored that Goodridge had been paid to throw the fight, but Gary himself said in an interview that, although he was effectively proposed an anonymous money bribe to let Ogawa win, he rejected it and fought for real, thus losing legitimately to Ogawa. JYD began a main event run in May 1990.