Vince McMahon and the WWE are being sued by the widow of one former superstar who died unexpectedly.
Cassandra Frazier, widow of former WWE Superstar Nelson Frazier Jr. - better known as Big Daddy V or Viscera - filed a wrongful death lawsuit against WWE yesterday, just one year after his untimely death, according to CagesideSeats.com.
Dead at 43
Viscera was only 43-years old at the time of his death from a reported heart attack. A heart attack that the suit alleges was caused by "WWE's willful, wanton, reckless, and grossly negligent" practices.
The lawsuit lists Cassandra and Nelson as plaintiffs and alleges that he passed away due to the effect of concussions and other injuries suffered during his WWE career.
The suit claims that Viscera suffered symptoms of "concussions, sub-concussions, CTE, disfiguring scar tissue, head trauma, confusion, disorientation, short-term memory loss, difficulty performing basic tasks, severe migraines and sever depression, along with other serious complications."
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"The lawsuit says Nelson had large knots on his head due to the scar tissue on his skull forming into permanent lumps and he had evidenced indentations to his skull. It adds that Frazier had severe symptoms of neurological injuries and other physical trauma before he passed away, including severe migraines that he sought medical attention for."
Cassandra Frazier has made 9 claims against WWE including negligence, negligent misrepresentation, intentional misrepresentation, fraudulent concealment, vicarious liability, fraud by omission or failure to warn, punitive damages, wrongful death and loss of consortium by herself.
Frazier first truly entered the public eye in 1993 when he joined WWF as Mabel, of the tag team Men on a Mission. They held the tag titles in 1994, for just two days. After a heel turn, he won the 1995 King of the Ring tournament.
After the 1999 Royal Rumble he became the demonic Viscera and started working as the Undertaker's security. He was released in 2000 before making another return in 2004. This run, despite lasting four years, was largely unsuccessful with the big man struggling to move that well as he weighed in at nearly 500 pounds. He was awarded the award for Worst Feud of the Year in 2007. He was released by the WWE for the final time in 2008.