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Wrestling Stars Discuss Youth Vote on Hill

Who would win in a WWE-style smackdown wrestling match, Bush or Kerry?

World Wrestling Entertainment stars "The Hurricane" (search), Maven Huffman and Chris "Harvard" Nowinski (search) came to the Capitol Monday to ensure that this year's election doesn't come down to that.

Promoting the WWE's "Smackdown Your Vote" (search) voter registration drive, they met with Reps. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, and Kendrick Meek, D-Fla., to discuss difficulties encountered by students trying to vote on college campuses.

The Hurricane, aka Greg Helms, said in the past many students have been turned away from the polls because they don't have a permanent address, even though a 1979 Supreme Court ruling said they have the right to register and vote on campus.

The WWE's nonpartisan campaign is part of a broader push by voter registration groups to get 20 million people between the ages of 18-30 to vote this year, a 10 percent increase from young people's participation in the contested 2000 presidential election.

The Hurricane said he's betting on Bush: "I think cage matches are pretty popular in Texas, so I think Bush might have an upper hand."

"I think dividing the country and eliminating the president that started the efforts to free Iraq would be detrimental at this point," he said.

Maven and Harvard were not so sure.

"I think Kerry would give him a run for his money," Maven said. "I'd pay pay-per-view to see it."