It's more about the things they think will sell that they can make a bit of money on. The ideas are still there.
I suggested an AWA 1984 recap with Jim Brunzell, for example. Great year in the AWA with so much talent leaving and debuting, tons going on, lots of potential backstories about Brody, Abby, Patera, the LOD and the Fabs, Pro Wrestling USA the established guys moving back in the card a bit. And Brunzell was there through it, albeit hurt for part of it (surgery recovery), and he can tell good stories and would have a good chance to share inside knowledge in a lot of cases. (plus he's way more believable than Greg Gagne is, by far. Jim just tells you what he remembers how he remembers it).
That was shot down pretty quickly. They seem to feel the market for AWA things isn't really there anymore. Can't blame them really, they may be right, but I am sure there are a lot of specialty years from many areas like that which will never get done with that mindset.
That would be why "Back to the Territories" does smaller areas in whole as opposed to individual years.
Too bad. But again, it's the market.