Daniel Bryan and Kane Hugging it out was a Rib on Daniel Bryan

On the newest Steve Austin Unleashed podcast Mick Foley told the story of how the segments that played a large part in Daniel Bryan’s early runs toward building the YES movement were originally ribs on Daniel Bryan. 

 Mick Foley told the story of how it was well known in the back that Bryan did not like hugging people, so much in fact that even the divas would walk up to him and only shake his hand.  Apparently someone thought it would be funny to have him and Kane hug it out on TV since Bryan found hugging so uncomfortable.  That segment of course instead of ribbing Bryan turned out to be well received by the fans and made people love Bryan's character more.