Mid-South is a favorite of many fans because the storylines actually made sense. NXT reminds me of Mid-South in that respect. World Class and Smokey Mountain are also good old-school feds.
There's a lot of other great stuff on the Network as well...
-Southpaw Regional Wrestling is a knockoff of an 80's territorial fed (such as Mid-South). Current stars (like John Cena) play other characters. It's hilarious.
-The Edge & Christian show is also very funny. There's a lot of throwback stuff and it's easy to tell that they are still wrestling fans at heart.
-Table For 3 is pretty cool, depending on who the guests are.
-There's a lot of good documentaries and biography shows on there. In the "Vault" section I believe.
-Photo Shoot is good.
-Legends Of Wrestling is a roundtable discussion show. Mean Gene is the host and each episode features different legends who discuss a certain subject. These episodes are about 10 years old so Dusty Rhodes and Roddy Piper are in a few of them. Jim Ross, Bret Hart, Eric Bischoff, Tony Atlas, Bill Watts, are in some of them too. The only negative is that Michael Hayes is in nearly all of them AND HE CONSTANTLY INTERRUPTS EVERYBODY. He's funny and has good insight but he just can't help himself, haha.
You know how they put up a bunch of full Crockett shows from 1986? Yeah, watch those. Crockett Cup 86 (even with the first few matches missing) might be legitimately the best show of the 1980s---and it's significantly better than almost every major US show in the 1990s. THe two GAB 1986 shows are phenomenal as well and they just put up the Superstars on the Superstation show and that's a great two hour block of wrestling. Mid South TV is a great watch, too. Would also recommend 85-86 World Championship Wrestling. You won't get a lot of great matches (there are still quite a few but they're spread out) but you get great promos, easy to watch shows because most matches are kept short and it's just a blast to watch.
I went home sick from work today. Before it was time to watch AEW and NXT, today (while playing some of my LOW fed results) I watched the March 4, 1986 edition of the AWA's ESPN Championship Wrestling.
The show happened at the old Showboat (which was located just up the same road on Boulder Highway from where Sam's Town is located) here in Las Vegas.
It seems like this was the AWA debut for Shawn Michaels (Chad Olson, Cory Olson, is that correct?) who had recently been named the Central States Rookie of the Year. Michaels wrestled Buddhakan and afterward said he was looking for a tag team partner. At the end of the show, another AWA newcomer Marty Jannetty said he would be forming a tag team with Michaels so this was a historic show for one of my favorite tag teams of the 1980s. Jannetty said they were going to call themselves the US Express, I did not know that was the originally planned tag name (did they ever actually use it?) for Michaels and Jannetty and it surprised me too since that name had recently been used by Barry Windham and Mike Rotundo (although I know there were future versions of the US Express.)
In other matches, the Long Riders won a tag match and the controversy over their boots was emphasized on commentary.
In the main event, Scott Hall (accompanied by Curt Hennig- they were the AWA World Tag Team Champions at that time) defeated Doug Summers.
There was also some talk about an upcoming match between David Sammartino and Stan Hansen with it being said that David was looking to seek revenge for Hansen breaking Bruno's neck almost 10 years earlier (I recently read about that incident in my Stan Hansen book.)
Overall I mostly watch current Indy wrestling, but I think about once per week I will have to take some time to catch one of these one hour territorial episodes on the WWE Network.
I truly enjoy watching the old WCCW stuff from the rise and fall of the Von Erichs. Haven't watched in a while but last I checked you could watch most of 82-86 in succession in the glory years of the Von Erichs/Freebirds time.