According to CBS News, the Bottle Cap Challenge may have originated from mixed martial arts practitioners. World Taekwando champion Farabi Davletchin posted his video on June 26 where he tagged celebrities like Jason Statham and Jackie Chan to get them to share their own versions of the Bottle Cap challenge. The challenge may involve the service of a (brave) companion to hold up the bottle while the other person attempts to kick the bottle cap off.
UFC champion Max Holloway later posted his own version and tagged singer-songwriter John Mayer who responded with his attempt at the Bottle Cap Challenge. Action star Statham eventually shared his take on the Bottle Cap challenge with a video on Twitter on July 1. His video has garnered over four million views on Twitter.
"#bottlecapchallenge #challengeaccepted This thing landed on my head from @johnmayer but will quickly go to a couple of fellas we’ve seen do push ups badly. All yours Guy Ritchie and @jmoontasri" | https://t.co/J1X9XWKxHl pic.twitter.com/RT16VahcMv— Jason Statham (@realjstatham) July 1, 2019
Bollywood star Akshay Kumar said he couldn't resist posting up his own attempt at the Bottle Cap challenge.
I couldn't resist ??#BottleCapChallenge— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) July 3, 2019
Inspired by my action idol #JasonStatham, I will repost/retweet the Best I see, come on Guys and Girls get your Bottle out and your Legs in the Air, Let's Do This ???? #FitIndia #WednesdayMotivation pic.twitter.com/RsDYDWhS5n
While Donnie Yen raised the bar by doing the Bottle Cap challenge with a blindfold on.
The Bottle Cap challenge has proven to be quite difficult with some users sharing their own failed attempts or unique take on social media as well.
Taiyaki-kun likes to think himself brave enough as Jason Statham so he did #bottlecapchallenge !! ?????#wellingtoncity #lovewellington #coolestlittlecapital #challenge #challengeaccepted #brave pic.twitter.com/T1F9dHcHdy— TaiyaKiwi ???? (@TaiyaKiwi) July 3, 2019