Mr Pilkington wrote:It's a total possibility to tell a really amazing story with hentai.
I stand with Mr. Pilkington on this one. I want our contests to support artistic expression, including that which I could not screen in Main Events or even the general VAT. Though I've already admitted that a prurient video would have the cards stacked against it in a contest such as Masters, I can easily imagine one so technically flawless and artistically compelling that it could, in fact, win.
Any restriction on Pro was, to my recollection, because of a significant contingent not wanting to watch such things (which I understand as well) and a perception that if you were in Pro you were obligated to do so (which I vehemently disagreed with at the time). Unable to remove the peer pressure of that obligation, I seem to recall bumping such things to Expo, and then handing them straight off to the team that ran the adult block... a contingent I'll note that watches far more of this stuff than I or my general staff do and who were much better equipped to review such things and award prizes accordingly.
Topic is still open, folks. This is one of those unintended consequences of the Pro change.