It hurt me deeply to see an over confident Bruce get destroyed like that. Who do you think would win if Bane came up against The Dark Knight Batman? For the sake of argument I'm specifically citing Batman when he's introduced to "TDK". Before all the injuries he took against The Joker, Dent, and the Mob. I personally think Batman would win relatively unharmed. Here are some signs of just how off Batman is at the beginning of TDKR: The Rookie cop is able to shoot the EMP gun without Batman knowing he's there. The punch to the helmet of Bane's thug looks very weak... Just hard enough to do the job. He looks out of breath and slow during the roof fight. Not to mention he's surprised by the shooters. Catwoman sneaks away from him. And the most powerful indicator to me is how badly he loses to Bane in the first fight, but is able to scrounge a victory in the second fight while only 4 months off his death bed.