They always mention Jeff in rankings for these types of things. He still means money to them, so WWE will always respect that part of his legacy. If he got clean and dropped TNA they would re-sign him in a heart beat. If you can make Vince money he won't forget about you. (With very rare exceptions, like Macho Man RIP)
ETA- You know what's more remarkable about that match? HBK getting a standing ovation in Canada!