Wasn't watching much wrestling in '10-'11, had no idea Edge returned from his first retirement in '03/'04/'05. Must have heard about it, but just forgot.
He came back from retirement before?! He wrestled too?
I don't remember it, but they said he retired in '11 and won the 2010 Rumble!
I was wrong (obviously), I could have sworn I remembered breaking the news to someone I haven't talked to since '06, at a place he lived years earlier, particularly remembering the disbelief from my friend that he up and retired for real so suddenly. But it was a different friend, lol.
Surprised he came back, I remember (I swear) Edge talking shortly after retirement about how he wouldn't miss it as much as you'd think, that he didn't plan to wrestle much longer anyway, and didn't plan to work in any wrestling/WWE related capacity going forward (which at least lasted til podcasting took off, aside from a couple one-offs). But as always, such talk is BS from a wrestler.