Balls Mahoney

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Birth 11. April 1972
Nutley, New Jersey
Death 12. April 2016
Spring Lake Heights, New Jersey
Ring name(s) Balls Mahoney
John Rechner
Abbdudah Singh
Boo Bradley
Xanta Klaus
Height 188 cm
Combat weight 159 kg
Announced from Nutley, New Jersey
Trained by Chuck Richards
Larry Sharpe
Debut 1987
Retirement 2016

Jonathan Rechner (born April 11, 1972 in Nutley, New Jersey; † April 12, 2016 in Spring Lake Heights, New Jersey) was an American wrestler. He was best known by his ring name Balls Mahoney.


Rechner had a son named Christopher with his girlfriend, who was born on November 22, 2007. Jonathan Rechner publicly professed to be a Satanist and died of a heart attack on April 12, 2016, at his home in Spring Lake Heights, New Jersey.[1] In October 2016, after an autopsy of his brain, it was announced that he suffered from the neurodegenerative disease Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy CTE.[2] CTE results from repeated blows to the head that cause traumatic disorders, such as concussions.



Jonathan Rechner grew up in New Jersey with the now deceased Chris Candido. Together with his friend Chris, he began learning the basics of wrestling at the age of twelve from his grandfather Chuck Richards[3] to learn the basics of wrestling.

Independent and NWA New Jersey

Rechner had his first paid match back in 1987 at the age of 15,[4] when he competed under the name John Rechner in various independent leagues.

Upon coming of age, Rechner signed with the NWA New Jersey, where he eventually won his first major title. In this promotion he held the local TV Champion title.

World Wrestling Council and Smoky Mountain Wrestling

Jonathan Rechner went to Puerto Rico a little later, where he was hired by World Wrestling Council under the ring name Abbdudah Singh. There he became involved in a brutal feud with Abdullah the Butcher.

When Jonathan Rechner was signed to Smoky Mountain Wrestling in 1994, they involved him in a feud with Chris Candido. Shortly he also formed a team with Mick Foley and called himself Boo Bradley. In SMW Rechner was allowed to hold the TV Champion title twice.

World Wrestling Federation and Extreme Championship Wrestling

From 1995 to 1997 Rechner was signed to the World Wrestling Federation as a so-called noble jobber and competed there under the ring names Boo Bradley and Xanta Klaus.

In 1997, Rechner signed on with Extreme Championship Wrestling as Boo Bradley. There he originally got the gimmick of a homosexual rocker. But since this gimmick flopped with the fans, Rechner now designed a gimmick himself, under which he now wanted to compete. The result was that Jonathan Rechner now competed as hardcore wrestler Balls Mahony and this gimmick should also be his most successful. He also formed a tag team with Axl Rotten. This team was nicknamed “The Hardcore Chair Swinging Freaks”. During a Japan tour of ECW, he met Japanese wrestler Masato Tanaka at FMW, with whom he was also close friends ever since. Later they were even in a tag team together, which then also secured the ECW Tag Team Title. Later he also competed with Spike Dudley as a tag team and both were allowed to win the Tag Team Title twice.

Independent and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling

After ECW had to file for bankruptcy in 2001, Rechner worked for various, smaller organizations. Together with former ECW wrestlers Tommy Dreamer, Sabu, Jerry Lynn and Tajiri Rechner took part in a tournament of the promotion Combat Zone Wrestling. He received longer commitments in leagues such as USA Pro Wrestling, Independent Wrestling Association and Juggalo Championship Wrestling. Rechner was also allowed to win titles in most of these promotions.

Rechner was also briefly employed by Total Nonstop Action Wrestling, where he formed a tag team with the Sandman.

World Wrestling Entertainment and World Wrestling Council

In 2005, Rechner was also on the WWE pay-per-view “ECW One Night Stand”. As of 2006, Rechner was also part of the ECW roster of the WWE. Since the beginning of his feud program with Kevin Thorn, he was again seen more often on ECW shows. After its conclusion, Rechner was involved in a new feud program with Snitsky. On June 4, 2007, Rechner received a title match for the ECW World Champion Title, which he was unable to win. In April 2008, he was released by the WWE.

After his release from the WWE, Jonathan Rechner re-signed with the World Wrestling Council. He had his first match there in October 2008. At the WWC he was also allowed to win the Hardcore title.

Independent and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling

For a time, Rechner was part of the roster of the New York City-based hardcore promotion FTW Wrestling. On August 8, 2010, Rechner participated in the ECW reunion show TNAW Hardcore Justice – The Last Stand. However, as his previous ring name is a trademark of World Wrestling Entertainment to date, his name was changed to Kahoneys that night.[5]



  • National Wrestling Alliance
  • 1× NWA New Jersey Television Champion
  • Smoky Mountain Wrestling
  • 2× SMW Television Champion
  • Extreme Championship Wrestling
  • 3× ECW Tag Team Champion (2× with Spike Dudley, 1× with Masato Tanaka)
  • International Wrestling Cartel
  • 1× IWC World Heavyweight Champion
  • USA Xtreme Wrestling
  • 7× UXW Heavyweight Champion
  • IWA Puerto Rico
  • 1× IWA Puerto Rico Hardcore Champion
  • Fight The World Pro Wrestling
  • 1× FTW Heavyweight Champion

Web links

Commons: Balls Mahony– Collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual references

  1. ECW Original Balls Mahoney Passes Away At Age 44 – Wrestlezone.In: Wrestlezone. Retrieved April 13, 2016 (American English).
  2. Bob Hohler:First case of CTE diagnosed in MMA fighter.In TheBoston Globe. 21 October 2016, retrieved 1 November 2016.