Re: Batman Begins v.s The Dark Knight Rises
Technically, Batman did defeat Bane before Catwoman blasted him. If it helps, just think: Joker got hit in the face with Batman's gauntlets, Crane got tasered, and Two-Face got tackled to his death. Bane took a canon.
'The dust dreams of the world it had once been.
But the dust, alas, does not command the wind.' - Toll the Hounds