When your idol notices you: Eruption and The Rock’s “BigMeetsBigger” challenge

Image by The Rock and Eruption's Instagram posts, Rona Samson-Tai's Facebook post

As part of a promotional campaign for his newest movie, “Rampage,” Hollywood star and pro-wrestler Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson started on Tuesday the “BigMeetsBigger” challenge, a dare for his followers to “find something that’s big” and take a photo with it.

It’s a #BigMeetsBigger kinda week. Our new #RAMPAGEMovie trailer drops this THURSDAY. My best friend in the movie is a BIG boy. Big as in a MASSIVE rare albino Silverback, named George. Here’s the challenge: post pics what’s BIG in your life. Could be you and a huge animal, a human pyramid with you at the top, you and 7ft Shaq etc. All you need is imagination, something big af and your phone. And a little tequila never hurts. I’ll highlight the TOP 5 this THURSDAY during my FIRST EVER INSTAGRAM LIVE before we launch our trailer. I’ll send the TOP 5 a bunch of free, new bad ass #ProjectRock gear. It’s @underarmour’s hottest selling collection of 2017 so get creative. Make sure you hashtag #BigMeetsBigger and #RampageMovie. Have fun. ????

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Meanwhile, Eric “Eruption” Tai, who is known to idolize The Rock didn’t let this opportunity slip. He posted a photo of him flexing those big muscles on Instagram with an enormous pizza and followed his idol’s instructions to hashtag it “Bigmeetsbigger”. And that earned him a shoutout from his idol when The Rock went live on Thursday.

Eruption’s wife was happy for him; thus she wrote on her Facebook page: “When Dwayne The Rock Johnson mentions your husband’s post…” As seen on the photos of screenshots, Eruption’s exact post was on the laptop screen of The Rock.

“Rampage” movie is based on the classic 1980s video game featuring apes and monsters destroying cities. Watch the trailer: