Latest On Next Week’s Raw, WWE Battleground Kickoff Pre-show News, SmackDown Viewership

– As reported, rapper Flo Rida will be on next week’s RAW. WWE will be loading up that show as it’s the official kickoff to August’s SummerSlam pay-per-view.

– The WWE Battleground Kickoff pre-show panel will be Renee Young, Booker T and Alex Riley. It will air exclusively on the WWE Network. A pre-show match is expected to be announced on RAW tonight.

– Friday’s episode of WWE SmackDown with Rusev vs. Roman Reigns and Chris Jericho vs. Randy Orton drew 2.54 million viewers and was the highest-rated cable original for Friday night. This is down from last week’s 2.966 million viewers.