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Katherine Dingman (born December 9, 1970), better known as Cathy Dingman, is an American retired professional wrestler and professional wrestling manager better known for her works in WWE (back–then called WWF) under the ring name B.B. (Barbara Bush), Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) under the ring name Taylor Vaughn, World Championship Wrestling (WCW) as Papaya and various independent promotions under different names.
|Birth name||Kathy Dingman|
|Born||December 9, 1970|
|Residence||Daytona Beach, Florida, U.S.|
|Professional wrestling career|
|Ring name(s)||Cousin Brandy|
|Billed height||5 ft 9 in (175 cm)|
|Billed weight||147 lb (67 kg)|
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Cathy grew up in a small town in New York before moving to Daytona Beach, where she worked for Hooters for 8 years. She also began modeling for posters and magazines before being approached by a close friend to work as a wrestling valet on the Independent circuit. She and her friend began training together and worked all over Florida.
Professional wrestling careerEdit
Kathy's most prominent time on the independent circuit was in the IWF as Cousin Brandy Mae where she was valet of Hillbilly Cuzin Ray and later The Tennessee Mountain Boys. Their characters were that of "hick" types and were popular with fans.
World Wrestling Federation (1999–2000)Edit
Dingman began appearing in the WWF as an EMT during segments, including on SmackDown in October as she helped get a bear trap off of Road Dogg's leg. Dingman was also at Survivor Series when Tori was struck by X-Pac and when Stone Cold Steve Austin was run over by a car. She then appeared on the Thanksgiving 1999 edition of SmackDown, after the first ever Gravy Bowl match between Ivory and Jacqueline with Miss Kitty as the referee. Dingman came out to help the distressed Kitty and gave her the Heimlich maneuver to dislodge an object from her throat. Ivory went after the EMT, tore her top open and then threw her into the gravy.
The following Monday on Monday Night Raw, Michael Cole introduced Dingman as Barbara Bush, whose friends call her "B.B." She challenged the Women's Champ to an Evening Gown Match. Ivory came to the ring to run down the registered nurse, as Ivory accused her of just trying to win friends with the "perverts" in the audience. The two went at it, with Ivory tearing off BB's shirt. The next week Michael Cole was scheduled to interview B.B., but Ivory interrupted the interview saying what BB lacked for brains she made up for in bra size. At Armageddon 1999, B.B. was competing for the WWF Women's Championship but she was the second participant eliminated from the swimming pool match when both Ivory and Miss Kitty stripped her. On December 20 edition on Monday Night Raw, a "Holiday Topless Top-Rope Match" took place; B.B. was in the corner of Val Venis while Terri was in Hardcore Holly's corner. Unfortunately for B.B., Val was tossed twice in the contest, and Triple H was there to make sure that she disrobed as he blocked the crowd's view of B.B., making it so that he was the only person to see her topless.
Three weeks later Jerry Lawler welcomed B.B. and the other participants of the Miss Royal Rumble Swimsuit Competition into the ring for an interview. B.B. told Jerry and the fans she was sure they wanted to see 'bigger'. The King made the joke during the contest that they call him "The Burger King" but B.B. has "the Double Whoppers". The contest ended with Mae Young being crowned Miss Royal Rumble. The following Monday, B.B. was one of the lumberjills in the first Snow Bunny match between The Kat and Harvey "Hervina" Wippleman.
On February 10, Edge and Christian took on The Dudley Boyz. After the match, Bubba appeared to be injured, bringing out the EMTs. It was all a set-up to get B.B. through a table. This would be her final appearance before her release.
World Championship WrestlingEdit
Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (2002)Edit
In 2002, Dingman appeared in TNA as Taylor Vaughn. She took part in and won the Miss TNA Lingerie Battle Royal, also involving nine other ladies including Francine, Elektra, Shannon Spruill and Alexis Laree. After the match Francine then got back in the ring, and started to whip her with Ed Ferrera's belt. The following week they had a match in which Francine took a leather strap out of her boot and started to whip and choke Taylor with it. Referee Scott Armstrong grabbed it and took it away but Taylor grabbed it from the referee and proceeded to whip and choke Francine with it. The referee tried to stop her, but Taylor hit him too causing her to be disqualified. On the July 31 Don West brought out Miss TNA Taylor Vaughn. As he was about to talk to her, Bruce came out to the ring. Bruce said that he was listening to The Truth earlier and said that he too wants to be treated with respect and wanted to be Miss TNA and Taylor accepted his challenge by hitting him in the groin. Taylor was in control early, as Bruce was reeling from the shot down low until he came back and pinned her winning the Miss TNA crown. She tried to regain her crown the next week from Bruce in an Evening Gown Match but was unsuccessful after Bruce ripped off her evening gown.