Do you think ‘fighting’ to do a Jay Briscoe tribute and getting Mark on last night is going to hurt their chances? No, of course it wouldn’t.Of course it wouldn’t break a contract. Fighting internally likely won’t help you much when it’s up though.
Maybe if he made the same ‘fight’ to get Jay on while he was still alive, he could have convinced them that Jay had indeed changed and they would have relented. Or maybe they’d have held their ground. Either way, it wouldn’t affect negotiations.