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Sharknado 2: Former WWE wrestler Kurt Angle to fight second wave of flying sharks

Wrestler set to Angle Slam sharks into next week

Forrmer WWE champion Kurt Angle is to play a fire chief in Sharknado 2: The Second One, starring alongside Perez Hilton, Robert Klein and Biz Markie.

The sequel will see that most rare of meteorological events, when a tornado of sharks beats the coast of Los Angeles for a second time in under a year.

Angle, who made his name in the WWE before going on to wrestle for the TNA promotion, cut his teeth on bad action films with 2012's River of Darkness.

Only the wrestler and Klein's characters have been confirmed so far, the pair playing a FDNY fire chief and a former New York City mayor respectively.

Showbiz gossip blogger Hilton is also expected to make a cameo, with Markie and Salt-N-Pepa's Sandra Denton completing the eclectic mix of new actors revealed.

Sharknado proved a stand-out among SyFy's movie canon last year, which also features Arachnoquake and Aladdin & The Death Lamp.

Kelly Osbourne, Vivica A. Fox, Mark McGrath, Kelly Osbourne, Andy Dick, Judah Friedlander and Judd Hirsch will also feature in the movie, while Tara Reid and Ian Zeiring will reprise their roles having been among the few not to meet a fishy end.

Sharknado: The Second One has been given an air date of 31 July on SyFy.