Adam "Edge" Copeland spoke on The Nation Network's Leaf's Morning Take podcast about a variety of topics, one of which was retirement, as well as the reason for his decisions: "That’s the key.
The first time I was told, ‘You gotta hang it up. That’s it, you’re done.’ It was WrestleMania. I retired world champ, and that sounds Cinderella, but I just didn’t know. That made it hard to chew on all those years, but I had to accept it and move on with what life is now.
[I got to] start an amazing, beautiful family and the acting thing started to kind of take [off] a little but when I had the chance to get this back. The first thing I thought is, ‘I want to retire in Toronto.’”- he said, as quoted by pwmania.com
Edge: I know the window is not open for long
Edge also talked about his goals in WWE.
Edge is a man who marked an era of WWE and achieved what many dream of. He can be an example to young wrestlers that persistence and consistency bring you to the top. “Because again, I know the window is not open for long.
But if I can do it there, I think then I’ll be able to go right. I’m good. That was the last thing to kind of check off. I didn’t come back to win 4 more championships or anything like that. I really just came back to have fun, try and help teach a new generation of talent that I never got my hands on before.
I always say, I call us storytellers. [I always intended to] come back and tell hell of a story for three or four years and then ride off into the sunset”. He always gave his best and strived to be at the very top