The promoter pays good money for an out of shape Pro BBer, who he probably promoted the crap outta to increase ticket sales & the poor old fans pay through the nose to see him wobble around for 5-10mins.
Promoters should get smarter & choose BBers that keep themselves in pretty good condition throughout the year. Let's face it, most of us wouldn't expect Kamali to come in contest shape, but we know that we will see an entertaining routine at least.
I hate it when BBers show up outta shape & hit 5 or 6 boring-arsed poses. What's the point? There would be certain Pros that I wouldn't bother to go & watch, knowing that I'm probably gonna get ripped.
I agree with hendog though, the Guest Posing could certainly interfere with a Pro's preparation, with the fee being a drop in the ocean compared to other sponsorships he may have. They just need to show a bit more integrity perhaps & knock back Guest Posing appearances, rather than just take the money & run.