WWE Star Jonathan 'Balls Mahoney' Rechner Reportedly Dies at 44
By Meredith B. Kile
This video is unavailable because we were unable to load a message from our sponsors.
If you are using ad-blocking software, please disable it and reload the page.
WWE Star Balls Mahoney Reportedly Dies at 44
Anthony 'Rumble' Johnson, Former UFC Champion, Dies at 38
Irene Cara, 'Fame' Star and 'Flashdance' Singer, Dead at 63
'Power Rangers' Star Jason David Frank Dead at 49: ET's Best Mom…
Maya Rudolph on Advice She'd Give Her Younger Self During ‘SNL’ …
‘This Is Us’ Star Jon Huertas on Stepping Behind the Camera to D…
Why 'Family Karma's Anisha Ramakrishna Is Keeping Her Marriage O…
Margot Robbie Reacts to 'Barbie' Movie Costumes Already Being a …
‘Devotion’: Go Behind the Scenes With Glen Powell (Exclusive)
Hallmark's 'A Maple Valley Christmas': Peyton List and Andrew Wa…
Beyoncé Turns Into Suga Mama and Trudy for 'Proud Family' Hallow…
'Manifest': Melissa Roxburgh Spills on Final Season Spoilers and…
CMA Awards: Luke Bryan Jokes How He Was 'Hurt' by Fellow 'Idol' …
‘90 Day Fiancé’: Kim on Marrying Usman and Being Part of His Fut…
'The Santa Clauses’: Tim Allen's Daughter Elizabeth Allen Dick I…
'John Wick: Chapter 4' Trailer No. 1
‘The Kardashians’: Pete Davidson Gets Cut From New Episode
Chris Evans Dated Girlfriend Alba Baptista for Over a Year (Sour…
Sarah Hyland Was 'Obsessed' With Play-Doh Ahead of ‘Play-Doh Squ…
Pro wrestler Jonathan Rechner, better known to fans as “Balls Mahoney,” died on Tuesday at age 44, the WWE reports.
“WWE is saddened to learn of reports that Jonathan Rechner, best known for competing in ECW as Balls Mahoney, has passed away,” the organization said in a statement on its website. “WWE extends its condolences to Rechner's family, friends and fans.”
Rechner was best known for wrestling in the WWE’s Extreme Championship Wrestling brand. After being released from his WWE contract in 2008, he continued wrestling on the independent circuit. A cause of death has not yet been released.
Fellow wrestling star Mick Foley, who performed with Rechner in the Smokey Mountain Wrestling league in the ‘90s, remembered his friend on Facebook.
“Even among larger than life characters in pro-wrestling, he was one of those guys who stood out - who made you laugh, smile, or just walk away, shaking your head in disbelief, knowing you had another Balls Mahoney story to share with the boys,” Foley wrote. “RIP my friend. You brought us some great memories. My prayers will be with your family and friends - especially the little boy you loved and doted on at so many shows over the years.”
Rechner is survived by his 9-year-old son Christopher.