After watching Swerve Strickland slander some members of the AEW roster for not defending their titles, The Elite, Matthew Jackson, Nicholas Jackson, Jack Perry, and Kazuchika Okada marched down to the ring to set things right with the AEW World Championship, but not before the Continental Champion could curse out his fellow champion for daring to question his faction.

“Hey, hey, hey, stop, stop, stop!” Kazuchika Okada declared. “Whose house? It’s my house, b*tch!

As the crowd cheered on the new, foul-mouthed “Rainmaker,” the Jackson brothers, Nicholas and Matthew, attempted to calm him down at least a little before turning his attention to the task at hand.

“Relax, Okada. We’re sorry about that, Swerve, he gets very defensive over his friends,” Nicholas Jackson admitted. “We came out here, actually, to address some business, and you happen to be a part of that, but we’ll get to that in a minute. Right now, I wanna talk about how dominant The Elite have been. We took out Kenny Omega, we helped break Eddie Kingston’s d**n leg, and at Anarchy in the Arena we destroyed team AEW. Half the roster is gone because of us, and it feels pretty d*mn good. All the trolls and the bots, they still doubt us. H*ll, even the wrestlers in the back, they don’t think we’re violent enough. Well guess what? We challenge AEW’s best in the most violent match in AEW. Blood and Guts!”

“And Swerve, this is where you come into the picture,” Matthew Jackson added. “Listen, we don’t exactly love all the things you’ve said about us, and we haven’t exactly got off on the right foot, I’ll agree, but despite all that, we dig you, man. We like your style, we think you’re freaking cool. You’re young, you’re a champion, just like us. So we came down here to ask you a question. Do you wanna stand side-by-side by winners? Do you wanna stand side-by-side with champions? Swerve, what I’m trying to ask you is, do you wanna change the world? Swerve, traditionally, Blood and Guts is five versus five, and there’s only four of us. Will you be our fifth man? And to make it official, Swerve, I’ve always wanted to see what you’d look like in a pair of our new sneakers, champ.”

After handing over a pair of their signature Reebok Pumps, the Bucks waited for a response, which Strickland provided after examining the gift.

“Okay, first of all, I don’t wear size 9s,” Swerve Strickland declared. “Second of all, pearl necklace, nobody wears those anymore. Third of all, listen man, I’m a business man, I do my own stuff. And fourth thing: I’m also a philanthropist. Nana?”

On Swerve's cue, Nana threw the shoes into the audience, enraging all members of The Elite except for Matthew, who decided to turn his offer into an ultimatum.

“Wait, hey guys, guys, relax. You see, you hear that buzzing around?” Matthew asked. “What is that? It’s an injury bug, and it just landed on you, champ.”

As The Elite circled Nana and Strickland, they were saved by The Acclaimed and Christopher Daniels, who used their platform to defuse the situation by way of some good old-fashioned matchmaking, pitting the Young Bucks against Max Caster and Anthony Bowens next week and Perry against Dustin Rhodes in the opening match of the show. Folks, Blood and Guts is coming, and it would appear both The Elite and Team AEW are in full-on recruiting mode at the moment.

Teddy Long wants to see Swerve Strickland versus MJF.

While most wrestling fans are eager to see Swerve Strickland mix it up with Will Ospreay at Forbidden Door, WWE legend Teddy Long is already looking past the match and onto the current champion's next feud, which he told Sportskeeda Wrestling he believes should be against “The Devil” himself, MJF.

“Of course they are gonna’ do that. (MJF vs. Swerve feud) Okay? Nothing against MJF, I love him. he’s a great guy. He is one of the few guys that… he knows how to wrestle, plus he is an entertainer. That’s good for him. He don’t need no manager, he don’t need no mouthpiece, he can do it all for himself, and that’s absolutely great,” Teddy Long explained to Sportskeeda.

“And if I was gonna put it on anybody, MJF would certainly be the guy ’cause he could carry it. But… you crowned a guy your champion, you gotta’ give him TV time.”

Would Strickland versus MJF be a big-money angel? You bet, but do you know what? So would Ospreay-MJF, making the main event of Forbidden Door all the more interesting since it really could go either way.