The strange thing is I don't remember too much hand to hand combat in the others. Specifically in TDK the only stuff I remember was him in the warehouse fighting joker henchmen which he mostly used tactics to trap them. Then there's joker releasing the dogs on him and joker lands some punches with a compromised Batman, because joker was smart enough not to get into single combat. BB, I only remember a sword training fight with Ras and Bruce. I think he gets in some group combat with some henchmen. I could be remembering wrong but Bane/Batman fight is the only real single combat fighting I remember in the series. I would agree that overall in the series the fight choreography is overal weak, but it was never an emphasis in the other films as far as I can remember which is why it probably didn't bother me, but very much bothered me in TDKR as bad as it was.