On today’s installment of Wrestling Observer Live, Bryan Alvarez speculated that one of the reasons why Brock Lesnar returned earlier than originally planned had to do with the WWE Network subscription numbers.

Bryan explained how the next conference call takes place on July 30th, and the company would much rather report a higher number of subscribers and using Lesnar’s return would be beneficial to raising those subscriptions.

As PWMania.com reported, Lesnar was originally planned to return at SummerSlam to face Seth Rollins but those plans were changed several weeks back, and his return was pushed up.