Balls Mahoney funeral info & how to send a tribute

By James Caldwell, PWTorch assistant editor

Balls Mahoney photo credit Mike Lano


UPDATE: Obituary and funeral information has been released following the death of Balls Mahoney (Jon Rechner).

The visitation and funeral service is scheduled for Saturday, April 30 at O’Brien Funeral Home in Wall, New Jersey.

Donation, condolences, and a book of memories to contribute to the service can be found at


Former ECW star Balls Money died Tuesday, according to former ECW colleagues.

WWE acknowledged his death Tuesday night: “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.”

Mahoney died at the age of 44 one day after his birthday.

Mahoney reportedly took a fall last week, affecting his health. Pro Wrestling Sheet reports from talking to Mahoney’s wife that Mahoney was watching TV on Tuesday evening when he became unresponsive. 911 was called attempting to revive him, but he was unresponsive and eventually pronounced dead.

Mahoney is the second former ECW star to die in the last two months. Axl Rotten died in February.

A fundraiser has been launched to help pay for funeral costs and for Mahoney’s family following his death.

1 Comment on Balls Mahoney funeral info & how to send a tribute

  1. Sorry to hear bout balls Mahoney passing my prayers are with his family at this time I remember him from when he was in ecw he was so cool I thought it sad to hear when a cool wrestler like balls Mahoney passes away wishing his wife the best at this tough time and would like all fans to know balls Mahoney will live on forever in hearts

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