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Balls debuted WWE’s ECW One Night Stand in June 2005 when he and Axl Rotten assisted ECW wrestlers fight off Smackdown and Raw superstars who gatecrashed the event.

He joined the roster full-time when he became a member of the new ECW brand that was launched in June 2006. In the build up to the launch he and several other ECW wrestlers appeared on Raw and attacked John Cena. The following week he competed in a team battle royal as part ECW’s team against WWE’s team.

At the second ECW One Night Stand pay-per-view Mahoney defeated Masato Tanaka.

After several vignettes were aired, “The Chair Swingin’ Freak” was placed in a rivalry with Kevin Thorn after he cost him some matches against Rene Dupree and Stevie Richards. During a match with Kevin Thorn in January in 2007, Mahoney had his front teeth kicked out.

Balls had a shot at the ECW Championship when he, Tommy Dreamer and Sandman faced Bobby Lashley in a hardcore handicap match, but they were still unable to win.

He then entered gained an unlikely love interest in Kelly Kelly as she began to show sympathy for him after he was beaten by The Miz. In the next few weeks, he was constantly stopped when he tried to express how he felt about Kelly by The Miz, Brooke and Layla. When Kelly eventually asked him out they became an item.

This never materialised into anything serious and over the next coming months was barely seen on television.

On April 28, 2008, the ECW Original was released from his contract.


Posted: January 8, 2012 in 2010, November
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Tiffany first appeared on WWE television when she took part in the 2007 Diva Search, she eventually finished fourth. Despite this she was offered a developmental contract with FCW.

Going by her real name of Taryn Terrell during her time in Florida she developed a sorority girl gimmick when aligned herself with Nick Nemeth(Dolph Ziggler) and Brad Allen.

During her time in FCW she also served as ring announcer for the brand.

She had a lot of success in FCW defeating most of her rivals such as The Bella Twins, Roucka(Rosa Mendes), Alicia Fox, Wesley Holiday and Miss Angela. However, she came up short in the tournament to be crowned Queen of FCW when she was defeated int he semi-finals by Alicia Fox.

Under the new name of Tiffany she made her debut on WWE television as a full-time member of the roster on the ECW brand in June 2008 when she was announced as the new assistant to General Manager Teddy Long.

She made her Raw debut on the 800th episode when she was an unused member of 16 Diva tag team match in which her team lost. However, she managed to get the pinfall in a 18 Diva tag team match in March 2009 on Raw.

Her Wrestlemania debut came at 25 incarnation of the event as she competed in the first ever 25 Diva battle royal to crown the first, and only, “Miss Wrestlemania”, she eventually lost to Santina Marella.

Back in ECW, Tiffany was announced as Teddy Long’s replacement as General Manager as he was returning to Smackdown as GM in April. She continued in this role until the ECW brand was discontinued in February 2010.

In March 2010, Tiffany made her Smackdown debut, defeating Divas Champion Michelle McCool after interference from Vickie Guerrero.

The former playboy model then formed a tag team with Kelly Kelly who feuded with Lay-Cool, which led to her only shot at the Women’s Championship against Michelle McCool, but lost.

In August 2010, an alleged incident in a hotel with her then husband Drew McIntyre caused the WWE to suspend her. Before she was able to return to TV she was released in November.

Tiffany returned to wrestling in TNA in August 2012, when she refereed a match between Madison Rayne and Miss Tessmacher.

In the summer of 2004, Fertig was called up to the Smackdown roster. He was repackaged as a religious extremist, called Mordecai, that aimed that aimed to liberate the world from sin.

He debuted at Judgment Day in April and defeated Scotty 2 Hotty in the first of a series of squash matches he competed in over the next couple of weeks. Before his matches he would regularly condemn audiences to Hell for their wicked ways.

Shortly afterwards though the gimmick was dropped after Fertig got into a fight at a bar and several lawsuits soon followed. This resulted in him being sent back to OVW where competed in a mask under the name of Vengeance.

In July 2005, he was released from his contract.

After spending a year on the independents, Fertig made his to WWE as part of its new ECW brand. Going by the name Kevin Thorn and being accompanied by his valet Ariel, he debuted in a victory over Little Guido Maritato.

Thorn and Ariel had various feuds with Balls Mahoney, Francine, Mike Knox and Kelly Kelly that went through to the beginning of 2007. The ‘Vampire’ then joined a stable that included Marcus Cor Von, Elijah Burke, Matt Striker and later on CM Punk, called the ‘New Breed’ which feud with the ‘ECW Originals’ Rob Van Dam,Tommy Dreamer, Sabuand The Sandman. This eventually lead to a eight-man match at Wrestlemania 23 in the New Breed lost to the ECW Originals.

Shortly after Thorn faced and lost to CM Punk to a match on ECW and left the New Breed after he received no help from his faction. Thorn then became involved in a feud with Stevie Richards before he then completley changed his look, adopting with different ring attire and shorter hair, but was soon sent back to OVW once again.

In January 2009, he was offered a new contract with WWE, but he rejected it and he was released from his contract.