I honestly can't think of any rhyme or reason he was given the title in 2009, he wasn't a monster draw or anything and was 10 years off his best and retired more times than I care to count. He won it against Sting at Lockdown ( highlights can be seen here before participating in that confusing ass Ultimate Sacrifice Match which Sting won via pinfall but didn't pick up the title since he pinned Kurt and got ownership of the Mafia. It was some randomness of pinning Foley made you champ, pinning Kurt made you the godafather, pinning Jarrett made you TNA owner and pinning Sting did something else. Foley even sat out for a while to do commentary. Then he dropped it at Slammy given Joe's random turn to join the group he'd hunted for the past year. TNA was a clusterfuck at the time but was anyone a worse champion than Foley in company history?