Is it me, or do others think posters should not have the right to post if they continue to think a man crying is "dumb"?
First of all...he's shedding a tear because of Talia going through their history and when Talia is leaving. If he cried because he got punched, he would've cried outside of City Hall
And the KEY thing that gives Bane that loyalty you talk about is pure fear...which is abolished in the final battle. But not climbing the Pit does indeed signify that he is weaker than Batman on a much more personal level than just physical attributes. Bruce is the better man, period.