– As noted, ECW Original Balls Mahoney passed away at his home today at the age of 44. Below are comments from WWE, close friend Tommy Dreamer, The Blue Meanie, Rob Van Dam, Shane Helms and Mick Foley.
WWE also issued this statement:
WWE is saddened to learn of reports that Jonathan Rechner, best known for competing in ECW as Balls Mahoney, has passed away. WWE extends its condolences to Rechner’s family, friends and fans.
WWE is saddened to learn of the passing of ECW Superstar Balls Mahoney. pic.twitter.com/Ox8dnQih6R
— WWE (@WWE) April 13, 2016
I am beyond sad to announce my friend ECW Original Balls Mahoney has passed away. I just spoke w/his wife. pic.twitter.com/OAs3vOmGEH
— Tommy Dreamer (@THETOMMYDREAMER) April 13, 2016
Just heard of the passing of ECW original Balls Mahoney. Thinking and praying for his little boy he loved so dearly. pic.twitter.com/ky61l3jyRg
— Mick Foley (@RealMickFoley) April 13, 2016
I’m saddened to learn the the wrestling world has lost another brother. Rest in Peace Balls Mahoney. My thoughts are with his family…..
— Brian Heffron (@BlueMeanieBWO) April 13, 2016
RIP Balls Mahoney. We ran in different circles, but you were always kind to me and always smiling. Thx for the Stephen King convo’s. #Spork
— Gregory Shane Helms (@ShaneHelmsCom) April 13, 2016
R.I.P. Balls Mahoney
— Rob Van Dam (@TherealRVD) April 13, 2016