Discussion in 'Cageside - MMA Discussion' started by Hong Kong Phooey, Apr 13, 2019.
Who still owns TapouT ?
Authentic Brands Group
WWE sparked to the idea of a joint venture, given that the company had been looking to expand into the lifestyle fitness ring with its own products. ... This will be the company's 31st “WrestleMania.” Tapout was founded by Charles “Mask” Lewis, Dan “Punkass” Caldwell and Timm “Skyskrape” Katz, and sold to ABG in 2010.
No, never knew them.
One of the weirdest intro oat
Charles was the heart of that company.
Was never into the line, but mom knew I was a fighthead, so she bought me this for Christmas one year a loooong time ago, pink of all colors.
I used to have pretty debauchery-filled fight parties for many moons with a bunch of broads.
Alotta Boone's Farm loosened up a lot of legs with this cup.
I've got a old Old tapout shirt that says...
"Nigga...Cunt....Bitch..." among older things.. wonder how they'd feel about this now?
I wore this shirt into battle atleast 10x and know for a fact it's a rare item...If anybody wants to see it holler..its a wonderful old illustration.
Nuts I was just thinking about them earlier today as well...
the shirt I got has a line im the sand that says.."step up Bitch"
. then a bat is being held that says "CUNT" on the barrel... then Skyscraper hair says "what up nigga"...1 of a kind.
haha, that's definitely a keeper!
Although you'd probably get a lot for it if you listed it on ebay.
Let’s see it! Sounds like an amazing shirt, I could wear that every day hah
Tapout went from our only way to signal to others that you watched this weird maybe gay sport to the universal uniform of douchebag MMA fans to the universal symbol of douchebaggery writ large and now is basically discount stuff from Target you see a lot of in size XXXL in rural secondhand stores.
LOL those guys..... Hell not just them, there were a LOT of upstart MMA t-shirt companies early on, and other MMA related entities that have disappeared.
They need to do a whole "Where are they now?" series on everyone from Full Contact Fighter to Tapout, to Rival, Silver Star, Bad Boy, etc
me but I don't like to wear it showing these days. the irony has worn off
This was the fighter lifestyle wear back in the early days. You needed a shaved skull, goatee and big fat gut to really pull the look off though.
Don’t forget affliction.
Yeah, there's definitely was the biggest eyesore. I always liked FC Fighter as far as t shirts went. I believe they were first to market a line of 'lifestyle clothing' too. I remember Big Daddy Goodridge wearing their t shirt and thinking 'nice mma shirt'.in around '96 in an interview with Michael Landsberg on TSN in Canada.
ttt for foil skulls and daggers. I miss theunfitone, that's his line.
I'll dig it out and take a pic really soon!
That was pretty much me.