Cassandra Frazier, the widow of Big Daddy V (Nelson Frazier), has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against WWE.
In the suit, Frazier alleges WWE concealed information, misrepresented research, or misinformed her husband and other WWE stars on the health risks associated with performing for them and the long-term health risks of repeated blows to the head/neck region.
Big Daddy V died on February 18, 2014 from a massive heart attack after collapsing following a shower at his home.
It’s stated in the lawsuit that V had physical issues stemming from his career in the ring. Issues detailed include large knots on his head, scar tissue on his skull that formed permanent lumps and indentations to his skull. Prior to his death, it’s stated V had lost most of his short-term memory, which resulted in difficulty performing basic tasks. He also suffered from severe migraines, severe depression and long-term brain damage.
The lawsuit is comprehensive and makes reference to CM Punk’s comments on Colt Cabana’s podcast last November, where he called into question WWE’s concussion protocol.
Cassandra is seeking compensatory and general damages, special and incidental damages, punitive damages, costs and disbursements for attorney fees, trial by jury and general relief.
Cassandra blasted WWE and Vince McMahon in the days after her husband’s death. She specifically warned Vince that she was going to “starting telling everything” she knew. She later apologized and put the company over for taking care of her following her husband’s passing.