Tragic news breaking in the world of pro wrestling tonight as word spreads that ECW original Balls Mahoney has passed away.

Mahoney started training to become a professional wrestler at the age of 15 back in 1987. Fast forward 10 years, and Mahoney had found his way to Extreme Championship Wrestling. He would come to the ring to the sounds of AC/DC's "Big Balls" and would excite the crowd by stopping at nothing to give them the violence they desired. Chairs, thumbtacks, tables, trashcans, it didn't matter what he needed to use.

No clear cause of death has been released yet, but this does not appear to be an online hoax, based on the confirmations online from WWE, and wrestling legends.

Mahoney was 44-years-old.