Helena MT: February 19, 1946
(Civic Center) … King Kong Clayton beat Tom Zaharias … Fran Florentino beat George
Schnabel … Chris Zaharias drew Tom Bradley … Referee: Ted Larson …
Promoter: Chris Zaharias … NOTE: This card marked the beginning of regular, post-war
wrestling cards in Helena … “Montana Sports Enterprises” had the promotional auspices.

Helena MT: February 26, 1946
(Civic Center) … Tom Zaharias & George Schnabel beat Tom Bradley & King Kong
Clayton (2-1) … Chris Zaharias (sub for Fran Florentino) drew Bud Higgins

Helena MT: March 5, 1946
(Civic Center, att. 1,000) … King Kong Clayton & Tom Bradley beat George Schnabel &
Wally Greb

Helena MT: March 12, 1946
(Civic Center) … King Kong Clayton vs Chris Zaharias … George Schnabel vs Tom
Bradley … Silent Gomez vs Bud Higgins

Helena MT: April 15, 1946
(Civic Center) … Al Billings beat Jack Conley … King Kong Clayton beat Pat Kelly … Al
Galento beat George Schnabel … Promoter: Jerry Meeker … NOTE: The promotional
aegis in these early, post-war bouts was forever changing … from Chris Zaharias to Jerry
Meeker to Earl Malone to Bud Higgins, et al, and all were involved at times, in various
capacities, but Jerry Meeker was the key figure … at one time in this period, these
wrestlers – who were booked out of Calgary – made a weekly hop over to Seattle – until it
became obvious that all the money was going to pay for gas and tires.

Helena MT: April 22, 1946
(Civic Center) … Al Galento beat Al Billings … Referee: George Schnabel … Jim Clark
beat Pat Kelly … Jack Conley beat King Kong Clayton

Helena MT: April 29, 1946
(Civic Center) … Fritz Schnabel beat Jim Clark … Al Galento beat Jack Conley … Joe
Szabo beat Frank McKenna

Helena MT: May 6, 1946
(Civic Center) … (Handicap) Jim Clark beat George Schnabel & Fritz Schnabel (dq) …
Referee: Bill Root … Al Galento drew Jerry Meeker (sub for Jack Conley) (nc) … Virgil
Fairchild beat Jack Conley

Helena MT: May 13, 1946
(Civic Center) … Jim Clark & Bud Higgins beat Fritz Schnabel & George Schnabel (2-0)
… Earl Malone beat Joe Szabo

Helena MT: May 20, 1946
(Civic Center) … Earl Malone beat Al Galento … Joe Szabo drew Bob DeMarce … Jerry
Meeker beat Jim Clark … Matchmaker: Bud Higgins

Helena MT: May 27, 1946
(Civic Center) … King Kong Clayton beat Jerry Meeker (2-1, dq) … Al Galento beat Virgil
Fairchild … Earl Malone beat Joe Szabo

Helena MT: June 3, 1946
(Civic Center) … Swedish Angel beat Jerry Meeker (15:00, dq) … Earl Malone beat King
Kong Clayton … Al Galento beat Bob DeMarce

Helena MT: June 14, 1946 (Friday)
(Civic Center) … Earl Malone vs Joe Szabo

July 9, 1946 Helena, MT (Civic Center Arena)
Walt Sirois d. Ronnie Etchison (2-1)
Earl Malone d. Bill Steddum (2-1)
King Kong Clayton d. Joe Szabo

July 16, 1946 Helena, MT (Civic Center Arena)
Walt Sirois d. (DQ) Ronnie Etchison (2-1)
Gene Bowman vs. Jim Clark
Earl Malone vs. Joe Szabo

No results given except for Sirois-Etchison

July 23, 1946 Helena, MT (Civic Center Arena)
Ronnie Etchison/Gene Bowman d. Earl Malone/Walt Sirois (2-1)
Al Galento d. Joe Szabo

July 30, 1946 Helena, MT (Civic Center Arena)
Ronnie Etchison d. Jerry Meeker (2-0)
Walt Sirois/Earl Malone d. Gene Bowman/Al Galento (2-1)

August 6, 1946 Helena, MT (Civic Center)
Orville Brown (NWA world champ) d. Ronnie Etchison (2-1)
Bobby Roberts d. Walt Sirois
Gene Bowman d. Joe Szabo

August 13, 1946 Helena, MT  (Civic Center Arena)
Bobby Roberts d. Ronnie Etchison (2-1)
King Kong Clayton d. Walt Sirois
Ray Eckert d. Dick Hatcher

August 20, 1946 Helena, MT
Bobby Roberts d. King Kong Clayton (2-1)
Ray Eckert d. Jim Clark
Mickey Paige d. Dick Hatcher

August 27, 1946 Helena, MT
Ray Eckert d. Jim Clark (2-0)
Bobby Roberts drew Pete Mehringer (1-1)
Mickey Paige d. Gene Bowman

September 3, 1946 Helena, MT
Lord Albert Mills d. Bobby Roberts (2-1)
Ray Eckert d. Pete Mehringer (2-1)
Kola Kwariani d. Mickey Paige

September 10, 1946 Helena, MT (Civic Center)
Ray Steele d. Kola Kwariani (2-1)
Ray Eckert/Lord Albert Mills d. Pete Mehringer/Bobby Roberts (2-1)

September 17, 1946 Helena, MT
Ray Eckert d. Lord Albert Mills (2-1)
Earl Malone d. Pete Mehringer
Bobby Roberts d. (DQ) Kola Kwariani

September 24, 1946 Helena, MT (Civic Center)
Bobby Roberts/King Kong Clayton d. Kola Kwariani/Earl Malone (2-1)
Lord Albert Mills d. Ray Eckert (2-0)

October 1, 1946 Helena, MT (Civic Center Arena)
Tournament for Montana title
Lord Albert Mills d. Bobby Roberts
Jack LaRue d. Earl Malone
Ray Eckert d. Jack Zeller
Al Galento d. King Kong Clayton
Lord Albert Mills d. Jack LaRue (semis)
Al Galento d. Ray Eckert (semis)
Lord Albert Mills d. Al Galento (finals, NEW CHAMP)

October 8, 1946 Helena, MT (Civic Center Arena)
Earl Malone no contest Jack LaRue (1-0 Malone)
Bobby Roberts d. Ray Steele (2/3 falls)
King Kong Clayton d. (DQ) Don Ciro

October 15, 1946 Helena, MT (Civic Center Arena)
Lord Albert Mills d. (DQ) Jack LaRue (2-1)
Bobby Roberts d. Ben Elliot
Earl Malone d. Don Ciro

December 2, 1946 Helena, MT (Civic Center Arena)
Chief Thunderbird d. Jack Paige (2-0)
Ronnie Etchison d. Dick Bishop (2-1)

December 9, 1946 Helena, MT (Civic Center)
Orville Brown (NWA world champ) d. Chief Thunderbird
Ronnie Etchison d. Jack LaRue (2-1)



Research by Becky Taylor, J Michael Kenyon
Helena Wrestling Results - 1946