Dick used his quick thinking and improvisation to beat the OP Midnighter. That's what makes the story so compelling is that Dick could do the unthinkable. Same reason Dick Grayson has went toe to toe with Deathstroke and Batman. That's who is character is. All these Midnighter fanboys get so worked up because he lost, they don't see that he's a major part of the book and getting a lot of exposure. I really knew nothing about Midnighter until he was in Grayson, I think he's a bad ass. I'm sure Midnighter will be a series regular and I'm sure he'll let Dick know he would never be beaten by him again. It will probably make for some good banter.
If there is one person in the DC Universe that could beat Batman in a hand to hand fight, I would say it would be Dick Grayson. With all the emotion and history between them it was a great fight to read on page, but it would have been one hell of a fight to see on the big screen.
I do hope if this does happen we can get a Nightwing vs Deathstroke scene. The younger fans may not remember the rivalry but it was one of my favorite hero/villain relationships when I was growing up.
I would love to see that too. Though, I may laugh out loud at how silly Two Face/Deathstroke looks! I'm just glad I wasn't drinking anything this past Wednesday when they revealed that. I couldn't stop looking at his face and laughing. Poor decision by the writers on Arrow.