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The fans said it was tricky to haggle for front-row seats with Saudi oil billionaires.

World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) is hosting a landmark event in exotic Saudi Arabia this Friday, which means an exhausting journey is ahead for the same half-dozen people who are apparently required to sit in the front row of every WWE event.

The fans — Green Shirt Guy, Long-Haired Simon and Mum, Brock Lesnar Guy, and other ringside mainstays — are expected to sit opposite the so-called “hard camera” to ensure they are visible throughout The Bestest Greatestest Royalest Rumble Ever at the King Abdullah Sports Stadium.

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While they typically enjoy their regular front-row tradition in arenas around North America, the regulars are reportedly dreading the long air travel, jetlag, and expense of their journey to Jeddah.¬†With the $1,200 flight, $3,000-a-night hotel room, and $74,999.99 ringside tickets, the fans are worried they may need to cut back on travel in the coming months — possibly even missing a SmackDown here or there.

But the expense and arduous travel to Saudi Arabia will be “worth it,” says Long-Haired Simon, because “these are the sacrifices we have to make to become stars in this business.”