Zanesville, OH: Wednesday, January 2, 1946
(Auditorium) ... Great Mephisto beat Gorgeous George (2-1) ... Martino Angelo beat
Frankie Talaber (2-1) ... Gordon Hessel beat Stocky Knielson (2-0) ... referees- Sammy
Saad and Clete Kauffman ... (Att.-2,000) ... NOTE: George protested to MWA president
John Collins, saying that he was outside the ring when he lost the third fall.

Zanesville, OH: Wednesday, January 9, 1946
(Auditorium) ... Jack Vansky beat Gordon Hessel (2-1) ... Billy Weidner beat Irish Mike
McGee (2-1) ... Martino Angelo beat Whitey Wahlberg (2-0) ... referee-Clete Kauffman

Zanesville, OH: Wednesday, January 16, 1946
(Auditorium) ... (WJTM) Johnny Demchuk* beat Jules LaRance (2-1) ... Frankie Talaber
beat Jack Vansky (2-1) ... Gordon Hessel beat Irish Mike McGee (60:00, 1-1, dec.) ...
referee-Sam Saad

Zanesville, OH: Wednesday, January 23, 1946
(Auditorium) ... Billy Thom beat Ali Alaba ... Gordon Hessel beat Jack Vansky ... Alex
Kasaboski beat Ivan Rasputin (2-0) ... (Zanesville Signal is hard to read)

Zanesville, OH: Wednesday, January 30, 1946
(Auditorium) ... (WJTM) Johnny Demchuk* beat Billy Thom (2-0) ... Frankie Talaber drew
Juan Hernandez (60:00, no falls) ... Cliff Gustafson vs Jack Steele (canceled when Steele
no showed) ... Ed (Strangler) Lewis gave a 15 minute talk of his experiences.

Zanesville, OH: Wednesday, February 6, 1946
(Auditorium) ... (WJTM) Johnny Demchuk* beat Alex Kasaboski (2-1) ... Juan Hernandez
beat Ali Alaba (2-0) ... Maurice Letchford drew Walter Stratton (60:00, 1-1)

Zanesville, OH: Wednesday, February 13, 1946
(Auditorium) ... (WJTM) Johnny Demchuk* vs Frankie Talaber (nc, both ko’d, 1-1) ...
Gordon Hessel beat El Lobo (2-1, dq) ... Juan Hernandez beat Jim Spencer (60:00, 1-0)
... referee-Sam Saad

Zanesville, OH: Wednesday, February 20, 1946
(Auditorium) ... Juan Hernandez beat Gordon Hessel (2-1) ... El Lobo beat Babe
Kasaboski (dq) ... Jim Spencer beat Walter Stratton (1-1, utc) ... referee-Sam Saad

Zanesville, OH: Monday, February 25, 1946
(Auditorium) ... (WJTM) Johnny Demchuk* beat Juan Hernandez (2-1) ... Cliff Gustafson
beat Jim Spencer (2-0) ... Ralph Alexander drew Bobby Blake (30:00)

Zanesville, OH: Wednesday, March 6, 1946
(Auditorium) ... (WJTM) Johnny Demchuk* beat Juan Hernandez (2-1) ... Gordon Hessel
drew Babe Kasaboski (60:00, 1-1) ... Ali Alaba beat Jim Spencer (dq) ... referee-Sam
Saad

Zanesville, OH: Wednesday, March 13, 1946
(Auditorium) ... Frankie Talaber beat Juan Hernandez (60:00, 1-0) ... (ladies) June Byers
beat Nell Stewart (2-1) ... Ray Steele drew Red Vagnone

Zanesville, OH: Wednesday, March 20, 1946
(Auditorium) ... (WJTM) Johnny Demchuk* beat Frankie Talaber (2-1) ... Babe Kasaboski
beat Gordon Hessel (utc) ... Ali Alaba beat Johnny Stiles (2-0) ... referee-Sam Saad

Zanesville, OH: Wednesday, March 27, 1946
(Auditorium) ... (WJTM) Johnny Demchuk* beat Babe Kasaboski (2-0) ... Ali Alaba and
Alex Kasaboski beat Gordon Hessel and Frankie Talaber (2-1) ... Jack Smithers beat
George Strickland (30:00, dec.) ... referees-George Woodland and Sam Saad

Zanesville, OH: Wednesday, April 3, 1946
(Auditorium) ... (5 man battle royal) Johnny Demchuk, Juan Hernandez, Ray Steele, Jules
LaRance and Billy Weidner ... (survivors) Johnny Demchuk beat Juan Hernandez ... Ray
Steele beat Jules LaRance (dq) ... Juan Hernandez drew Billy Weidner (1-1) (sub for Ali
Alaba) ... NOTE: Demchuk was to defend his title against the Great Mephisto, who was
unable to get here from Huntington. The royal was then held.

Zanesville, OH: Wednesday, April 10, 1946
(Auditorium) ... (WJTM) Johnny Demchuk* vs Great Mephisto (1-1, no contest) ... Ali
Alaba and Al Krusher beat Irish Mike McGee and Sonny Myers ... Johnny Stiles beat
Walter Stratton ... referees-George Woodland and Al Krusher who took over in the main
event when Woodland was knocked out.

Zanesville, OH: Wednesday, April 17, 1946
(Auditorium) ... Great Mephisto beat Al Krusher (2-1, dq) ... Frankie Talaber beat Bobby
Nelson (2-0) ... Juan Hernandez beat Alex Kasaboski ... referee-George Woodland

Zanesville, OH: Wednesday, April 24, 1946
(Auditorium) ... Great Mephisto beat Al Krusher (2-0) ... Frankie Talaber beat Jim
Spencer (2-0) (sub for Wild Bill Zimovich) ... Stacy Hall drew Irish Mike McGee

Zanesville, OH: Wednesday, May 1, 1946
(Auditorium) ... Great Mephisto beat Alex Kasaboski (2-0) ... Billy Weidner beat Bobby
Nelson (2-0) ... Cal Reese beat Steve Brosik (sub for Ray Steele)

Zanesville, OH: Thursday, May 9, 1946
(Auditorium) ... (WJTM) Bob Cummings* beat Ali Alaba (2-0) (first fall by dq) ... Johnny
Demchuk beat Juan Hernandez (2-0) ... Great Mephisto beat Johnny Stiles (1-0, utc) ...
referee-Sam Saad

Zanesville, OH: Thursday, May 16, 1946
(Auditorium) ... Johnny Demchuk beat Great Mephisto (1-0, utc) ... Billy Weidner beat Jim
Spencer (2-0) ... Joe Wolfe beat Johnny Stiles (sub for Roy Myers)

Zanesville, OH: Thursday, May 23, 1946
(Auditorium) ... Juan Hernandez and Great Mephisto vs Johnny Demchuk and Ali Alaba ...
(canceled) ... The show was announced on May 19 as being the last card of the season,
but no more was said about it.

Zanesville, OH: Thursday, September 12, 1946
(Auditorium) ... (WJTM) Johnny Demchuk* vs Ace Abbott ... Helen Hild (sub for Juanta
Banks) beat Mattie Bell ... Sonny Myers vs Oregon McDonald ... (first fall card) ... (next
day’s paper missing, result found 9-19)

Zanesville, OH: Thursday, September 19, 1946
(Auditorium) ... Whitey Wahlberg (sub for Frankie Talaber) beat Oregon McDonald (2-1,
dq) ... Helen Hild beat Juanita Banks (2-1) ... Stocky Knielson (sub for Jack Vansky) beat
Ace Abbott (30:00, dec.) ... NOTE: Talaber was said to have a broken leg.

Zanesville, OH: Thursday, September 26, 1946
(Auditorium) ... Ali Pasha beat Jules LaRance (2-1) ... Ali Alaba beat George Strickland
(2-0) ... Stocky Knielson drew Ken Mayne (as Al Mayme) (30:00) ... referee-Jack Smithers

Zanesville, OH: Thursday, October 3, 1946
(Auditorium) ... Angelo Martinelli beat Gorgeous George (2-0) ... Jesse James drew Ali
Pasha (1-1) ... Whitey Wahlberg beat Antone (Tony) Leone (dq) ... referee-Jack Smithers

Zanesville, OH: Thursday, October 10, 1946
(Auditorium) ... Ivan Rasputin beat Oregon McDonald (2-0) ... Stacy Hall beat Ali Alaba (2-
0, dq) ... Stocky Knielson beat Buzz Jones

Zanesville, OH: Thursday, October 17, 1946
(Auditorium) ... Angelo Martinelli beat Whitey Wahlberg (2-1) ... Jesse James and Tony
Leone beat Sonny Myers and Ken Mayne (2-1) ... referee-Clete Kauffman

Zanesville, OH: Thursday, October 24, 1946
(Auditorium) ... Frankie Talaber vs Tony Leone ... Angelo Martinelli vs Jesse James ...
NOTE: Canceled to avoid conflict with the Zanesville-Coshocton high school football
game.

Zanesville, OH: Thursday, October 31, 1946
(Auditorium) ... Ken Mayne beat Ali Alaba (2-1, dq) ... Antone (Tony) Leone beat Sonny
Myers (2-0) ... Bill Zimovich beat Reuben Garcia (as Rubio Garcia)

Zanesville, OH: Thursday, November 7, 1946
(Auditorium) ... Frankie Talaber beat Angelo Martinelli (1-1, utc) ... Farmer Jones beat
Jack Vansky (2-0) ... George Strickland beat Jack Smithers (sub for Buzz Jones)

Zanesville, OH: Thursday, November 14, 1946
(Auditorium) ... Frankie Talaber drew Angelo Martinelli (60:00, 1-1) ... Farmer Jones beat
John Cretoria (2-0) ... Great Kirilenko beat George Strickland ... referee-Jack Ross ...
NOTE: Jack Ross, the referee, and Frankie Talaber, reported their dressing rooms had
been looted during last night’s matches. Talaber reported the theft of a tobacco pouch,
pipe and keys, while Ross said his keys and a purse, containing $3  in cash, had been
stolen.

Zanesville, OH: Friday, November 22, 1946
(Auditorium) ... Alex Kasaboski beat Frankie Talaber (2-1) ... Angelo Martinelli beat Jack
Vansky (2-0) ... Paul Brown beat Bob Blake ... referee-Red Krumlauf

Zanesville, OH: Thursday, November 28, 1946
(Auditorium) ... Frankie Talaber beat Alex Kasaboski (2-0) ... Leon (Great) Kirilenko beat
Angelo Martinelli (2-1) ... Paul Brown beat Jack Vansky

Zanesville, OH: Thursday, December 5, 1946
(Auditorium) ... Great Kirilenko beat Frankie Talaber (2-0) ... Ralph (Ruffy) Silverstein
beat Fred Carone (2-) ... Tony Leone beat Ken Mayne (30:00, dec.)

Zanesville, OH: Thursday, December 12, 1946
(Auditorium) ... Frankie Talaber beat Great Kirilenko (2-1, dq) ... Ralph Silverstein beat
Tony Leone (2-0) ... Angelo Martinelli drew Bob Cummings (30:00) ... referee-Joe Snyder

Zanesville, OH: Thursday, December 19, 1946
(Auditorium) ... (WJTM) Johnny Demchuk* beat Pierre LaBelle (2-1) ... Farmer Jones and
Frankie Talaber beat Antone (Tony) Leone and John Cretoria ... (Boxing) Buddy Welsh
beat Murray (Sugar) Cain (8 round dec.) ... (Boxing) Art Smallwood beat Eddie Harvey (4
round dec.) ... Annual Charity for Children card

Zanesville, OH: Thursday, December 26, 1946
(Auditorium) ... Ralph (Ruffy) Silverstein beat Dick Shikat (2-0) ... Fred Carone beat Cliff
Olson (2-0) ... Ken Mayne beat Bob Blake (30:00, dec.) ... NOTE: Silverstein won the first
fall with a double arm bar and took the second with a backbreaker.


Research by Don Luce
Zanesville Results - 1946