Batman and Wildcat had a long and storied relationship on parallel planets in separate universes. On Earth-One, Batman encountered a Ted (Wildcat) Grant who was a former heavy weight champ turned vagrant turned business executive of a fuel company turned boxer turned spa owner. On Earth-Two, he was a former heavy weight champ turned Justice Society member turned gym owner/manager. Whew!
The centerpiece of this post revolves around a showdown between two pairs of powerful protagonists. Manipulated into a fistfight through the manipulative machinations of two mad masterminds, the Joker and Psycho-Pirate, the resulting duel comes out different. On Earth-One, Batman and Wildcat nearly knock each other to save a dog! Actually, a dog that infected the residents of a nearby prison including Joker himself. On Earth-Two, Psycho-Pirate manpulated the retired Batman in his Commissoner Wayne identity to recruit several former Justice Society members including Wildcat to duel with the current team in the Batcave. Wildcat made short work of the out-of-shape Bruce, though thankfully his partner Robin stepped in to keep the Feline Fury occupied. In the end, the Batmen and Wildcats parted as friends as they had through years in All-Star Comics and the Brave and the Bold.