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Cathy Dingman
Ring name(s) Cousin Brandy
Brandi Mae
Barbara Bush
B.B.
Miss B
Papaya
Taylor Vaughn
Billed height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Billed weight 134 lb (61 kg)
Resides Daytona Beach, Florida
Trained by WWE
Debut June 1998

Katherine Dingman is a former professional wrestler and valet for TNA, WCW, WWF and various independent promotions. She briefly appeared as B.B. (Barbara Bush) in the WWF from late 1999 to early 2000. She is currently working for the Italian promotion NWE under the ring name Miss B.

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Early days

Kathy grew up in a small town in New York before moving to Dayton Beach, Florida where she worked for Hooters for 7 years. She also began modelling for posters and magazines before being approached be a close friend to work as a wrestling valet on the Independent circuit. She and her friend began training together and worked all over the Florida State.

Wrestling career

Independent Promotions

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

Dingman was hired by Terry Taylor while he still worked for the WWF after she sent videos of herself wrestling and photos into them. She made her debut on the Thanksgiving 1999 edition of Smackdown, after a 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 BB, but Ivory interrupted the interview saying what BB lacked for brains she made up for in bra size. At Armageddon 1999, BB was the second participate 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; BB was in the corner of Val Venis while Terri was in Hardcore Holly's corner. Unfortunately for BB, 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 BB, making it so that he was the only person to see her topless.

Three weeks later Jerry Lawler welcomed BB and the other participants of the Miss Royal Rumble Swimsuit Competition into the ring for an interview. BB 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 segment quickly ended when Ivory complained, saying that the fans were perverts for wanting to see this type of event. A brawl between the participants quickly ensued. The contest ended with a Mae Young being crowned Miss Royal Rumble. The following Monday, BB was one of the lumberjill in the first Snow Bunny Match between The Kat and Harvey "Hervina" Whippleman.

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 BB though a table. This would be her final appearance before her release.

World Championship Wrestling

Kathy turned up as Papaya in WCW with red hair as the on-screen wife and valet of Kwee Wee. She appeared only twice before disappearing. Later, rumors emerged that her supposed husband Hardcore Holly had told her not to continue working there.

Total Nonstop Action Wrestling

In 2002, Cathy appeared in TNA as Taylor Vaughn.[1] 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.

In wrestling

  • Wrestlers managed
    • Hillybilly Cuzin Ray
    • The Tennessee Mountain Boys
    • Kwee Wee

Championships and accomplishments

Notes

  1. ^ *The name was taken from the film She's All That, in which the lead female antagonist goes by that name.

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