Unlike a traditional Snapmare which sees the opponent land on their back, the Snapmare Driver involves the opponent’s head being driven onto the canvas.
The move is performed differently according to how the opponent sells it, as they either land on their face or spike their head off the canvas for effect. Quicksilver is a well known independent wrestler that uses this move, calling it the ‘Silver Slice.’ If you watch the video below, you’ll see that it looks effective thanks to a great sell by Evan Bourne.
It is arguable of how this move is to start. The wrestler’s back can either be facing the opponent and they will grasp their arms backwards in order to wrench the opponent’s neck, or they will be side on to the opponent. Which ever way, the wrestler will make sure the opponent’s neck is locked in their grasp, maybe applying an arm trap position to gain more momentum.
Once this has been carried out, the wrestler will then swing one of their legs forward before bringing it swiftly backwards. This means the wrestler will fall forward in a snap like motion.
After falling forwards, the wrestler will tighten the hold on the wrestler’s neck, which will in time force the opponent to spike their head/ face off the canvas. After this devastating move, the wrestler will then more than likely go for the pin attempt.
- Also known as: Snapmare DDT/ Snapmare Cutter/ Silver Slice/ Mind Trip
- Famous users: Quicksilver, Daizee Haze, Melina, Emil Sitoci
- Finished off: Evan Bourne, Alicia Fox, Tommy End, Portia Perez, Allison Danger
- H&B Rating: 6
Watch more variations:
Daizee Haze’s Mind Trip– Skip to 1:45 of the video, and you’ll see Daizee’s variation. Here, Allison Danger spikes her forehead off the canvas, before rolling away.
Melina’s Snapmare Driver– The WWE Diva swings her leg wildly before kneeling out, planting Alicia Fox nose first off the ring mat.
Evan Bourne’s Snapmare Driver– Bourne uses one hand to wrench the neck, allowing him to swing his leg more viciously. This leads to Ricochet spiking his skull off the canvas.
Emil Sitoci’s Snapmare Driver– This extreme variation sees Tommy End’s head almost blasted through the ring.