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World Wresting Entertainment and Smackdown Your Vote! Urge 18- to 30-Year-Old Americans to Vote on November 2.

STAMFORD, Conn. -- Resources Available to Answer Questions on Voting and Offer Information on Candidates

World Wrestling Entertainment and its partners in Smackdown Your Vote!(R) are encouraging all 18-to 30-year-old Americans to vote on November 2, 2004. Smackdown Your Vote! has committed to getting two million more 18-to 30-year-olds to vote on Election Day 2004, a 10 percent increase in voter turnout from 2000.

WWE(R) and the Smackdown Your Vote! partners anticipate that some young adults may have questions about voting. The following resources are available to help, and can be found at smackdownyourvote.com or through the links below:

--A toll-free hotline -- 1-866-Our-Vote (1-866-687-8683) -- has been set up for young adults to report problems they are having with voting and to receive advice on how to address these problems. This hotline is operated by the Election Protection Coalition, which is composed of many organizations, including Smackdown Your Vote! partner, the League of Women Voters.

--To find polling locations, go to MyPollingPlace.com, a national poll locator that also lets voters know the type of voting machine they will use and how to vote on that machine.

--To see how presidential candidates President George Bush, Senator John Kerry, Ralph Nader and Libertarian Michael Badnarik have responded to issues important to 18-to 30-year-olds in this election, go to smackdownyourvote.com.

--Check out the first ever Smackdown Your Vote! Youth Debate on ABC News Now at smackdownyourvote.com. Check out the New Voters Project Online Presidential Youth Debate at http://youthdebate.newvotersproject.org/.

--To find candidate and ballot information for specific states and communities, check out DNET, run by the League of Women Voters, or Project Vote Smart.

--The League of Women Voters' "5 Things You Need to Know on Election Day" voter cards are a handy checklist to ensure you are ready when you go to the polls. This handy reference helps voters to prepare to vote and participate in this election. The cards are available in English and Spanish. To view them, go directly to http://www.lwv.org/voter/geteducated2.cfm?tid=5things

You might like to also check the websites for Smackdown Your Vote! VIP partners; Youth Vote Coalition, Hip-Hop Summit Action Network, The Harvard Institute Of Politics, The League Of Women Voters, Rock The Vote, 18TO35, Declare Yourself, and The New Voters Project.

World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: WWE) is an integrated media and entertainment company headquartered in Stamford, Conn., with offices in New York City, Los Angeles, Toronto and London. Additional information on the company can be found at wwe.com and corporate.wwe.com.

Media contact:

Gary Davis, WWE Smackdown Your Vote! Executive Director, 203-353-5066

Trademarks: The names of all World Wrestling Entertainment televised and live programming, talent names, images, likenesses, slogans and wrestling moves and all World Wrestling Entertainment logos are trademarks which are the exclusive property of World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc.

Forward-Looking Statements: This news release contains forward-looking statements pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, which are subject to various risks and uncertainties. These risks and uncertainties include the conditions of the markets for live events, broadcast television, cable television, pay-per-view, Internet, entertainment, professional sports, and licensed merchandise; acceptance of the Company's brands, media and merchandise within those markets; uncertainties relating to litigation; risks associated with producing live events both domestically and internationally; uncertainties associated with international markets; and other risks and factors set forth from time to time in Company filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Actual results could differ materially from those currently expected or anticipated.
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