Jonathan Rechner, better known by his ring name Balls Mahoney, was an American professional wrestler.
27 Facts About Balls Mahoney
Balls Mahoney is perhaps best known for his appearances with Extreme Championship Wrestling during the late 1990s and early 2000s, where he was a three-time ECW Tag Team Champion, as well as working for World Wrestling Entertainment on its ECW brand.
Balls Mahoney began wrestling on the independent circuit in New Jersey.
Balls Mahoney made a name for himself as Boo Bradley Jr.
Balls Mahoney was originally allied with Chris Candido and managed by Tammy Sytch, who abused him for months, but they eventually turned on him, killing his pet cat, and turning him into a fan favorite in the process.
Balls Mahoney formed a friendship with Cactus Jack during this time.
Balls Mahoney went on to have a lengthy rivalry with Candido and Sytch.
Balls Mahoney's first singles match at a pay-per-view was a victory over Steve Corino at Living Dangerously.
Shortly after, Balls Mahoney formed a tag team with Spike Dudley.
Balls Mahoney then challenged RVD for the title but lost the match.
Balls Mahoney met his former tag team partner, Masato Tanaka in the first match at Hardcore Heaven, which Tanaka won.
Balls Mahoney formed a tag team with Chilly Willy and the duo feuded with Da Baldies.
At Massacre on 34th Street, Balls Mahoney lost to EZ Money.
Balls Mahoney made an appearance in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling in 2004, teaming with The Sandman to face off against The Gathering.
Balls Mahoney's signing was announced with that of Axl Rotten, but when Rotten missed some WWE dates and was released, Balls was left to start a singles career.
At ECW One Night Stand, Balls Mahoney defeated Masato Tanaka in a match following a chair shot to Tanaka's head.
When ECW on Sci Fi debuted, Balls Mahoney started off with a small role in the company, having sporadic matches and little else.
Balls Mahoney asked if she would go out with him to which she could not respond due to The Miz taking her backstage.
On February 29,2008, Balls made his return to television on SmackDown, taking on Big Daddy V The match went to a no contest after The Undertaker chokeslammed Mahoney.
Balls Mahoney was released from his WWE contract on April 28,2008.
Also, as of late 2009, Balls Mahoney has become a regular competitor for National Wrestling Superstars.
On May 8,2010, Balls Mahoney made his debut for Ring of Honor, saving Grizzly Redwood from Erick Stevens and The Embassy.
On July 29,2010, it was confirmed that Balls Mahoney would take part in TNA's ECW reunion show Hardcore Justice on August 8.
On September 11,2010, Rechner returned to Ring of Honor at Glory By Honor IX, where he, competing under the ring name Ballz Balls Mahoney, teamed with Grizzly Redwood in a losing effort against Erick Stevens and Necro Butcher.
On October 18,2014, Balls Mahoney was defeated by Sabu to crown the first WWL Extreme Champion at Insurrection.
Balls Mahoney's death was first reported via Twitter by Johnny Candido.
Balls Mahoney's autopsy was released in August 2016, where it ruled he had died of a heart attack.