Paulie takes a stand against Tommy Gunn, who insults Rocky. Paulie gave him a verbal smack down, and it pissed him off enough to punch Paulie in the face. Paulie takes it like a champ though.
Paulie: Tommy, you're a piece of garbage, you know that?
Tommy: It ain't none of your business.
Paulie: Ain't none of my business? Ain't none of my business?! The man spit blood for ya, put you ahead of his own family, and you bring these rat bums (GW Duke and company) around here. Huh, Tommy? You got any dignity? Rocko made you your shot, you know that? He's the real champ, and you're just a god damn joke! Now get out of here before I break your head in!
- Rocky's Berserk Button got pressed, and now he wants to spill Tommy's blood. On top of that, he denied Duke's satisfaction for a sanctioned fight.
Rocky: (to Tommy) Now you knocked Paulie down, why don't you try knocking me down.
GW Duke: Nah ah, in the ring! Tommy only fights in the ring!
Rocky: My ring's outside.