Originally Posted by uniqueweasel
It's interesting pointing out that part of the fight, as obviously I too noticed the increase in Banes power from that point, but I thought it was as soon as Batman tried to pull Banes mask off he reacts with the spin punch and lays waste. Sort of as soon as Batman starts to focus on the mask Bane reacts more brutally.
Exactly. Which makes me wonder why people complained about Batman not going for the mask, which he clearly did; several times even. But whenever Batman appeared to get the upper hand, Bane would just swat him off, or drop him with some form of brutal offense.
In the second fight, that's all Batman was going after was the mask, until he finally broke it with his gauntlets.